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Plaintiffs May Join State, Federal Pay Claims (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff city police officers may sue in federal court for overtime pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and under Virginia’s wage act; the court will exercise supplemental jurisdiction over plaintiffs’ state law ...

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Debt Collection Company Wins Trademark Claim (access required)

Plaintiff Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc., a publicly traded company that buys and administers debt accounts from financial institutions and corporate lenders, wins partial default judgment of its trademark infringement suit against defendant Portfolio Recovery Group LLC, in this suit in ...

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Patent Damages Awarded for Infringing Sales (access required)

In awarding damages to plaintiff for infringement of a patent for technology used to detect trace amounts of contraband, the Norfolk U.S. District Court awards prejudgment interest at the prime rate, 3.25 percent, compounded quarterly, not the three-month Treasury bill ...

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Bad Job References Were ‘Speculative’ (access required)

A former employee of a government contractor may not sue for defamation based on her speculative assertions that defendant’s employees gave negative telephone references to potential employers; the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant employer. Plaintiff’s only ...

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