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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – ‘Dreamgirls’ (access required)

Although plaintiff contends defendant Black Entertainment Television infringed his 1992 copyrighted screenplay “Poison Passion” with their 2006 film “Dreamgirls,” a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses the suit because plaintiff has not rebutted defendants’ assertion that the characters and storyline of ...

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Civil Procedure – Remand Reconsideration – Medical Malpractice – Yaz Birth Control (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court reconsiders its remand of an estate’s suit for products liability and medical malpractice involving a woman’s use of the birth control drug Yaz, and will sever plaintiff’s medical malpractice claim from her products claim. Plaintiff ...

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Insurance – UIM Coverage – Stacking – Policy Limits (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court measures a UM/UIM policy’s “Limits of Liability” against Virginia Supreme Court precedents, and grants summary judgment to defendant insurance carrier, holding that an injured young woman’s grandparents’ auto liability policy provides $100,000 in UM/UIM coverage, ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Exhaustion Of Remedies (access required)

An African-American Director of IT services for defendant financial company waited too long to file an EEOC charge alleging discrimination resulting from removal of his supervisory responsibilities, and neither that race discrimination claim nor his age discrimination claim can survive ...

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