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Weak Virginia Sales Cited in Venue Transfer (access required)

In plaintiff Taiwanese corporation’s patent infringement suit against a defendant whose production activities occurred in Austin, Texas, the Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion to transfer venue to the Northern District of California; defendant’s sales activity in Virginia has ...

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‘Twiqbal’ Standard Used for Patent Pleadings (access required)

Federal pleading standards under Twombly and Iqbal apply to complaints in patent infringement cases, and will be applied by the Richmond U.S. District Court to measure the sufficiency of complaints for direct infringement, whether literal infringement or infringement by the ...

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No Recusal for Judge’s Class Membership (access required)

In this ongoing litigation by SunTrust Mortgage against United Guaranty, a subsidiary of AIG International, for breach of a mortgage insurance contract, a Richmond U.S. District Court judge declines to recuse himself from hearing additional matters based on his participation ...

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Auto company recovers for non-payment of insurance claims – $22,079,207 Settlement (access required)

Ford Motor Company sued the National Indemnity Company (NICO) in November 2012 alleging that NICO, through an affiliate, Resolute Management Inc., took control over and stopped the payment of $20 million in “non-batch” product liability claims owed to Ford by ...

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