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Restrictive covenant different from noncompete, court says (access required)

An Alexandria federal judge was too quick to pull the trigger on a petroleum distributor’s suit to enforce a restrictive covenant meant to keep a service-station operator from selling a different brand of gasoline. The trial judge awarded summary judgment ...

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Ad Placement No Defense to Nonpayment (access required)

Although defendant appliance repair service claims it did not receive proper placement of its advertising in plaintiff’s “YellowPages” directory, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to plaintiff SuperMedia LLC on its contract claim against defendant for failure to ...

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‘Inequitable Conduct’ Defense Fails (access required)

In plaintiff Rolls-Royce’s patent infringement suit against defendant United Technologies involving patents for a jet engine swept fan blade, the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies Rolls-Royce’s motion to dismiss UTC’s third counterclaim and to strike its third affirmative defenses, each ...

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Plaintiffs win on claim that video content was pirated – $1,526,644 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged direct copyright infringement by defendants Young Min Ro and Daewoo Video Inc. (and vicarious copyright infringement against Ro) for duplicating and distributing the plaintiffs’ copyrighted video content after the defendants had terminated their licenses. The infringement included ...

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Tune-Up Franchisee Owes Lost Profits (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge recommends default judgment and damages totaling $569,512 in favor of plaintiff Precision Franchising LLC, a Virginia company, against defendant K-Squared Inc., which operated four Precision Tune Auto Care franchise centers in Las Vegas, ...

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Injunction & Damages for Repeat Violations (access required)

After a one-day bench trial on plaintiff’s charges that defendants have repeatedly infringed defendant’s copyright by illegally distributing Korean-language television programming, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants plaintiffs a permanent injunction and damages. A permanent injunction must issue against these ...

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