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FMLA claim fails, employer kept woman on payroll for six months – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff employee was out of the office for health reasons from late December 2009 through Feb. 16, 2010. Upon her return to the office, she was relieved of her responsibilities, although she was kept on the payroll, and instructed to ...

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Floor-Plan Financer Wins Against Guarantors (access required)

Plaintiff Automotive Finance Corporation, which arranges floor-plan financing for several Northern Virginia used car dealers, wins summary judgment in an Alexandria U.S. District Court against defendant guarantors on promissory notes that funded defendant dealerships. Summary judgment will be entered in ...

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Court Awards ‘Reasonable’ Fee, Not Contract Fee (access required)

An inventory financing company that provides floor plan financing for used car dealers, and that won summary judgment against the guarantors of promissory notes for several Northern Virginia dealers, is not entitled to an attorney’s fee award of $473,422 under ...

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Golf Ball Patents on the Line (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies plaintiff Callaway Golf Company’s request to vacate defendant USPTO’s inter partes re-examinations of four of Callaway’s patents for multi-layer golf balls; litigation in another federal court over Callaway’s settlement agreement with the competitor that ...

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Court Finds Contempt, Orders Default & Fees (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court pulls the plug on defense of a fraud and breach of contract case filed a subcontractor against a government contractor, and finds defendant contractor in contempt of court for its bad faith and repeated violations ...

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