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Title VII Suit OK After § 1983 Claim (access required)

A female firefighter’s Title VII claim for hostile environment and employment discrimination by the county fire department is not barred by res judicata just because the Alexandria U.S. District Court dismissed plaintiff’s earlier suit alleging sexual harassment and employment discrimination; ...

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Six-Year Limitations Bars Challenge to Regs (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff corporation’s challenge to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s adoption in 2004 of two federal regulations the corporation says have hindered its ability to obtain and present relevant evidence in the course of ...

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Eight-figure fraud verdict returned in Bonn bonds case – $96,400,000 Verdict (access required)

An Alexandria federal jury returned a verdict on Oct. 27, 2011 of $96,400,000 in favor of Honua Investment Management, Inc. and its bondholders who were defrauded by Man Ki Kim, a McLean businessman. The case was tried over a period ...

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Worker on Unpaid Leave Wins Back Benefits (access required)

After a three-day bench trial, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says defendant pension benefit plan abused its discretion in denying plaintiff’s claim for retroactive benefits when employer AT&T belatedly disclosed that plaintiff was entitled to receive an unreduced pension benefit ...

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Appeals court hears Rosetta Stone trademark case against Google (access required)

Language-learning company Rosetta Stone took on internet industry giant Google today, as a federal appeals court in Richmond heard argument in a case closely watched by online advertisers and the people who sell to them. Rosetta Stone says Google has ...

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Attorney Work Product Applies in Patent Case (access required)

In this patent infringement discovery dispute, an Alexandria U.S. District Court overrules plaintiff’s objection and says plaintiff cannot discover testing and expert reports defendant obtained in anticipation of litigation after plaintiff sent a cease-and-desist letter. Plaintiff MeadWestVaco alleges defendant Rexam ...

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