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Claims Construed for Baby Stroller Patent Case (access required)

In this suit alleging patent infringement and trade dress infringement involving collapsible baby strollers, the Norfolk U.S. District Court has conducted a Markman hearing to consider the following terms: two meshing Geared components; secured to; fixed component; and means of ...

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Plea Offer Disclosure Complaint Fails (access required)

After an evidentiary hearing, the Norfolk U.S. District Court concludes that petitioner’s former  lawyer, a highly experienced federal public defender, provided the more credible account of having explained all relevant options to petitioner, including the option of pleading guilty early ...

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Timekeeping Complaints State FCA Claim (access required)

A telecommunications specialist for a government contractor assigned to instruct the Afghan National Police has stated claims for retaliation and fraudulent billing under the False Claims Act, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says, based on the contractor allegedly requiring employees ...

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Potential Claimants Default on Renoir Painting (access required)

Potential claimants to an 1879 unsigned oil painting on linen by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, seized by the U.S. government on Oct. 2, 2012, pursuant to a seizure warrant, have filed executed waivers of service but have not otherwise answered or moved ...

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Court Won’t Seal Attorney Fee Request (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to file under seal itemized attorney time entries, attorney biographies and declaration of counsel submitted in support of its attorney’s fee request. Plaintiff argues the hourly rates charged by counsel and other ...

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No Double Duty for Lawyer as Trial Counsel/Witness (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant indemnity company’s motion to disqualify or limit the trial role of a lawyer who represents plaintiff Ford Motor Company on contract and tortious interference claims; defendant is relying on a conversation and emails ...

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Arbitrator’s Reinstatement Award Vacated (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court vacates an arbitrator’s award reinstating plaintiff utility company’s terminated employee, as the arbitrator acted beyond his discretion under a union contract when he interpreted the contract to reject the company’s efforts to strike him from ...

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