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Execs Sue Over Change in Top-Hat ERISA Plan (access required)

In a group of executives’ proposed ERISA class-action challenge to a 2012 Plan Amendment that changed the rate at which participants’ deferred income accounts in the company’s top-hat de­ferred compensation plan were credit­ed with future earnings, the Alexandria U.S. District ...

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Former Client Sanctioned for Improper Removal Actions (access required)

Following a “trilogy of unsuccessful and baseless attempts” to remove a state court contract action to federal court, an Alexandria U.S. District Court imposes a pre-filing clearance injunction and a $500 sanction on a former client sued for fees by ...

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No Patent Term Extension for Drug Company (access required)

In this Administrative Procedure Act case, the Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds defendant Patent and Trademark Office’s de­nial of a patent term extension for plaintiff pharmaceutical company’s ‘447 patent. In addition to holding the rights to the ‘447 patent, plaintiff ...

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Billing for Underqualified Employees States FCA Claim (access required)

A plaintiff who worked for defen­dant defense contractor in Iraq under a Worldwide Protective Services contract as a deputy project manager of opera­tions for the Baghdad Embassy Securi­ty Force Project states a False Claims Act claim with allegations that he ...

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Client Owes Lawyer for Improper Removal (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court up­holds a magistrate judge’s order requiring plaintiff lawyer’s client to pay plaintiff $3,325.75 in actual expenses, including attorney’s fees, for the client’s improper removal of the lawyer’s collection action to federal court after it had ...

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