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Tobacco Assessment Calculation Upheld (access required)

Plaintiff tobacco company loses its challenge to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s method for determining assessments against manufacturers and importers of tobacco products under the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004, in this decision from Richmond U.S. District ...

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Injunction Issued for ‘Diamonds Direct’ Mark (access required)

In this suit involving competing claims to the trademark “Diamonds Direct,” the Richmond U.S. District Court grants a preliminary injunction to defendant, who registered the mark with the Virginia State Corporation Commission after learning plaintiff, who had used the mark ...

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IT Contract, Audit Statements Support Fraud Claims (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a putative class of investors may sue a public IT company on securities fraud claims alleging company executives made misleading statements of material fact about the company’s ability to fulfill a multi-billion dollar contract ...

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Termination violated FLSA anti-retaliation clause, plaintiff claims – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff Kathy P. Minor alleged defendant Bostwick Laboratories Inc. terminated her on May 12, 2008, in violation of 29 U.S.C. § 215(a)(3), the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act. From Dec. 24, 2007 until the date of her ...

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Editor’s Notebook: Richmond Bar welcomes Justice Kagan (access required)

Don’t hesitate to engage with your interlocutor if you appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, advised Justice Elena Kagan. That’s exactly what she did in her Sept. 20 appearance before the Richmond Bar Association. She opened with gracious compliments for ...

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‘Race’ Claim Overlaps ‘National Origin’ Charge (access required)

Although plaintiff truck driver, a native of Puerto Rico, only checked boxes for “national origin” and “retaliation” in his EEOC charge and scribbled over the box for “race,” a Richmond U.S. District Court says he is not barred from pursuing ...

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