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Company’s late disclosure prompted judge’s ire (access required)

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Imagine that after five years of litigating a complicated patent case, you’re headed into a jury trial in federal court. Now imagine you represent the plaintiff and you call your first witness. The judge speaks: “Ladies and gentleman of the ...

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Developer Loses Wetlands Challenge (access required)

On remand of a Chesapeake developer’s challenge to the Army Corps of Engineers’ exercise of jurisdiction over certain wetlands in the developer’s plan for a 658-acre mixed use project in southeast Virginia, the Norfolk U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate ...

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Company May Claw Back Emails in Patent Case (access required)

In this discovery dispute in patent litigation  involving software used to facilitate distance learning, a Norfolk U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge says plaintiff company did not waive attorney-client privilege when it shared certain email communications with a former board member ...

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No Harassment Claim for Post-Sale ‘Slap’ (access required)

An employer wins summary judgment in a suit alleging retaliation for plaintiff’s complaint about sexual harassment when her male manager slapped her on the backside after she closed a particularly difficult sale of a resort timeshare; her internal complaint was ...

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Hotline Complaint not ‘Protected Activity’ (access required)

An African-American woman’s anonymous call to her employer’s hot line to report a coworker’s alleged use of company Internet access for personal activities was not “protected activity” under Title VII and the Newport News U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge dismisses ...

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