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Tag Archives: Judge Anthony J. Trenga

Hygiene, Not Race Bias, Ended KFC Franchise (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a former franchisee’s coun­terclaim alleging KFC terminated his franchise due to race bias; the terms of the franchise allowed termination of the franchise after four failed food safety in­spections, which occurred in defendant’s restaurant. ...

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No FCA Claim Based on Bottled Water Charges (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a would-be whistleblower’s claim that defendant government contractor intentionally overcharged the U.S. Department of State for bottled water supplied to various facilities in Iraq, and fired plaintiff in retaliation for questioning the propriety of ...

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Patent Claim Was ‘Weak,’ But Not a ‘Sham’ (access required)

Defendant Capital One Financial Corporation successfully defended plaintiff’s patent infringement action and is a “prevailing party,” but this is not an “exceptional case” under 35 U.S.C. § 285 and the Alexandria U.S. District Court awards costs but denies attorney’s fees; ...

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