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Norfolk jury awards $115M in interactive TV patent case (access required)

A small technology company won a $115 million verdict from a Norfolk federal jury last week, on its claim that Verizon Communications Inc. infringed on its patents for interactive television when Verizon developed its FiOS cable system. ActiveVideo Networks contended ...

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Tractor-trailer runs light, hits SUV at intersection – $5,100,000 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 4, 2009, the plaintiff, a 69-year-old male, was injured in a collision in Rockingham County. He was driving a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle through an intersection when the defendant tractor-trailer driver failed to stop at a red light. ...

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‘Equitable adjustment’ sought for site and excavating work – $1,087,266 Verdict (access required)

Haymes Brothers, a site and excavating company, was the site contractor on a project for RTI International Metals Inc.’s construction of a new facility in Martinsville. The case involved a claim by Haymes Brothers for an “equitable adjustment” under the ...

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Debtor attempts to recover money from card processor – Defense Verdict (access required)

This decision arose out of an adversary proceeding in which the debtor, Appalachian Oil Company (Appco), sought to avoid and recover as preferential transfers $78,764 in prepetition payments. Appco supplied Virginian Travel Plaza (VTP) with gasoline that VTP sold at ...

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Medical transport drivers say they weren’t paid for overtime – $80,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs were employed by defendants’ medical transport service as drivers earning $80 per day to drive defendants’ customers to and from medical appointments. Plaintiffs claimed they worked 10- to 12-hour-days, but were not compensated for the hours they worked beyond ...

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Sentencing commission again reduces crack sentences

The U.S. Sentencing Commission has given retroactive effect to its proposed permanent amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines for crimes involving crack cocaine. The action could make 12,000 federal offenders eligible to seek a reduction in their prison sentence. A ...

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