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Tag Archives: Judge Diana Gribbon Motz

Lawyer must testify about how she got documents (access required)

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An unnamed criminal defense at­torney and her investigator will have to answer federal prosecu­tors’ questions about how they came into possession of allegedly fraudulent documents that were in­troduced as evidence at their cli­ent’s trial. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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‘Prevention Doctrine’ Supports Contract Award (access required)

A government contractor who signed a Letter Agreement to help defendant, an aspiring government contractor, in a “strategic business relationship,” in exchange for stock options, is entitled to $637,867 in damages for defendant’s breach of the agreement by failing to ...

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Company Could Change Retiree Health Benefits (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a district court decision denying a class of retirees’ challenge to their former employer’s unilateral alteration of their retiree health benefits, because the governing collective bargaining agreement does not provide for vested retiree health benefits. Standard CBA clause ...

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No Mark Infringement by Haircare Product (access required)

In this trademark infringement suit, the 4th Circuit affirms summary judgment for defendant manufacturer of salon-sold, haircare products called “Hair Shield 450,” on an infringement claim filed by plaintiff seller who used a stylized logo on its “f450” products; despite ...

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Court Vacates Company’s ‘Staggering Sanctions’ (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates a bankruptcy court’s “staggering sanctions” of $1.29 million in attorney’s fees and costs on creditor Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina and dismissal with prejudice of claims the creditor valued at over $10 million; although the ...

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