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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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Sales Rep Fired for False Records, Not HR Complaint (access required)

An African-American woman who complained about questions from contract marketing employees about whether she liked watermelon and whether there were still “crack hoes running around” Harlem, where plaintiff had family, was not terminated because of her complaints but because she ...

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EEOC Charge on Work Assignments Covers Training Denial (access required)

An EEOC charge alleging employer gave more arduous work assignments to black employees matches up with plaintiff’s judicial complaint alleging discriminatory denial of training and promotion, but the Newport News U.S. District questions the charge covering plaintiff’s claim of denial ...

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