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NoVa lawyers using ‘rate chart’ to get fees (access required)

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Attorneys handling complex civil litigation in Northern Virginia are making use of a new benchmark to win higher fee awards from federal judges, including a 2011 award of more than $4 million. U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee has ...

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Tumor Treatment Patent Rejected for ‘Obviousness’ (access required)

In plaintiffs’ suit challenging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s denial of his application for a patent relating to a method for treating tumors with formic acid, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for the PTO’s rejection of ...

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Enemy Combatant’s Torture Suit Dismissed (access required)

In this suit by an Algerian citizen against former government officials alleging abuse, mistreatment and torture by U.S. military personnel during plaintiff’s detention in multiple countries, the suit is dismissed because, among other reasons, the Military Commissions Act bars courts ...

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Interstate Delivery Drivers Lose on Preemption Issue (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant Lasership Inc. in this suit filed by a purported class of delivery truck drivers who allege they were misclassified under the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute, M.G.L. 149 § 148B. Though ...

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No Attorney’s Fees for Banks’ Tort Defense (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says although the parties’ loan documents allow a bank to collect attorney’s fees for expenses “incurred to enforce” the loan documents, the documents’ fee-shifting provisions do not cover the bank’s legal fees for defending a ...

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