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Fees for Lawyers, Expert Ordered as Sanctions (access required)

In this dispute between competing marketing companies over a former employee’s alleged sharing of plain­tiff ’s trade secrets and confidential in­formation with defendants, and falsely denying that he had done so, the Al­exandria U.S. District Court sanctions the former employee ...

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No ‘Absent’ Party from Contract Mentions (access required)

In this action arising out of disputes concerning nine equipment contracts and a revolving agricultural/commer­cial credit account, the complaint’s ref­erences to “assignors of the contracts” cannot be read to mean plaintiffs have failed to join an assignor as a party ...

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No Patent for Computer Claim’s ‘Abstract Idea’ (access required)

Plaintiffs’ claims that defendant’s ‘432 patent, relating to a method for centralized identification and authen­tication of users and their transactions to increase security in e-commerce, are invalid because they are directed to an abstract idea and thus are ineligible for ...

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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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‘Residual Clause’ Cases Do Not Save Motion (access required)

A petitioner cannot use recent U.S. Su­preme Court decisions on the ACCA’s re­sidual clause to mount an untimely chal­lenge to his sentence as a career offender under federal sentencing guidelines based on his prior Virginia convictions; the Nor­folk U.S. District ...

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‘Residual Clause’ Cases Do Not Save Motion (access required)

A petitioner cannot use recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the ACCA’s residual clause to mount an untimely challenge to his sentence under federal sentencing guidelines that treated his North Carolina convictions for possession of a sawed-off shotgun and attempted ...

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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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