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‘Show Cause’ Issued Against Pro Se Plaintiff (access required)

A Richmond District Court magistrate judge recommends that a self-styled “semi-professional litigator” be ordered to show cause why he should not be sanctioned for filing what appears to be yet another of his ongoing frivolous and vexatious lawsuits, in violation ...

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Lacoste Can Subpoena Costco in ‘John Doe’ Suit (access required)

In this first-impression case, an Arlington Circuit Court says it has jurisdiction over a “John Doe” defendant in this suit filed by Lacoste for breach of contract and trademark infringement based on sale of its branded merchandise in club stores ...

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Venue Transfer from ‘Rocket Docket’ for Patent Case (access required)

Although plaintiff, a company that owns and manages a patent portfolio, adamantly denies it was forum-shopping for the rocket docket when it formed its company in Alexandria five months before filing its patent infringement suit against facebook, LinkedIn, Photobucket and ...

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Default Set Aside After ‘Confusion’ with Corporate Counsel (access required)

A company vice president who mistakenly presumed outside counsel would defend an overtime-pay claim, based on the vice president’s questions about the Fair Labor Standards Act and the nature of a delivery driver’s overtime-pay claim, was able to set aside ...

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No ‘Twombly’ Standard for State Law Claim (access required)

A communications company’s contract action against Comcast and nine related corporate entities is remanded from federal to state court, as a Roanoke U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s Virginia state law claim against a Virginia resident defendant was properly pled under ...

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Attorney-Client Privilege Holds After Inadvertent Disclosure (access required)

Plaintiff’s documents inadvertently disclosed to defense counsel still are protected by the attorney-client privilege, even though the client’s husband was with her when she shared the documents with her attorney; a judge designate for the Charlottesville Circuit Court denies a ...

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