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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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Purchase Contract Noncompete Not Too Broad (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses summary judgment for defendant service-station operator in plaintiff fuel distributor’s suit to enforce a restrictive covenant that was part of a Purchase Sale Agreement and deed and prohibited the service-station operator from selling non-BP branded products ...

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No Privacy Violation in Camera Seizure (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for the government in a photojournalist’s suit alleging the government’s seizure of her camera and photographs violated her rights under the Privacy Protection Act; the government established probable cause under the “suspect exception” to ...

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Jurors Can Be Struck for Translation Hesitation (access required)

Spanish-speaking jurors who express doubt about abiding strictly by translations provided by official court translator during this drug conspiracy trial can be struck for cause, the 4th Circuit says; striking three jurors did not violate defendant’s Sixth Amendment rights, and ...

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Appeals court hears Rosetta Stone trademark case against Google (access required)

Language-learning company Rosetta Stone took on internet industry giant Google today, as a federal appeals court in Richmond heard argument in a case closely watched by online advertisers and the people who sell to them. Rosetta Stone says Google has ...

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