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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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Servant Had Wage Claim, But No ‘Trafficking’ Claim (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s claim that her Saudi employer held her in “involuntary servitude” in violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act; although her living situation and the “house rules” may have been harsh and unfair, and ...

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Trade secrets case remanded to district court, defendant settles – $275,000,000 Settlement (access required)

DuPont accused Kolon, a South Korean company, of stealing trade secrets related to Kevlar. The case proceeded to trial in July 2011, and on Sept. 14, 2011, after a seven-week trial, a U.S. District Court jury in Richmond rendered a ...

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Abused Domestic Worker Wins Trafficking Case (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court adopts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and enters default judgment of $749,351 under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and for breach of contract, to plaintiff, a Filipina domestic worker hired by defendants through Qatar and ...

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