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DuPont can protect its trade secrets, wins largest verdict ever in Virginia (access required)

DuPont, the chemical giant, hopes to send a “landmark” message about respecting trade secrets with a historic $919.9-million Virginia verdict this month. A Richmond federal jury returned the award after an eight-week trial featuring claims of international industrial espionage involving ...

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Verdict slashed, lawyer referred for discipline (access required)

A Charlottesville judge slashed a record wrongful death verdict by two-thirds and ordered sanctions against the plaintiff and his lawyer in the aftermath of a hotly contested trial. Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire also referred Charlottesville lawyer Matthew B. ...

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Broker sues to collect fee in sale of business – $1,175,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

Pittsburgh-based The Advisor Group Inc. (“TAG”) sought an unpaid fee from former owners of ColonialWebb Contractors for assisting with sale of the company. TAG had an October 2008 written agreement with ColonialWebb whereby TAG was to: research buyers, secure confidentiality ...

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Norfolk jury awards $115M in interactive TV patent case (access required)

A small technology company won a $115 million verdict from a Norfolk federal jury last week, on its claim that Verizon Communications Inc. infringed on its patents for interactive television when Verizon developed its FiOS cable system. ActiveVideo Networks contended ...

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‘Equitable adjustment’ sought for site and excavating work – $1,087,266 Verdict (access required)

Haymes Brothers, a site and excavating company, was the site contractor on a project for RTI International Metals Inc.’s construction of a new facility in Martinsville. The case involved a claim by Haymes Brothers for an “equitable adjustment” under the ...

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