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No Venue Change from ‘Virtual’ Office (access required)

In this suit alleging three defendants have infringed plaintiff’s patents regarding voice over Internet protocol, the Norfolk U.S. District Court denies a motion to transfer venue even though plaintiff company’s office in Arlington appears to be a “virtual” office with ...

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Joinder for Discovery, But Damages Separate (access required)

In this litigation removed from state court alleging damages and injury from “damp indoor space and mold exposures” at “rental military housing” in Norfolk, a Norfolk U.S. District Court will consolidate the two cases filed by different plaintiffs for purposes ...

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Author’s Suit Against Publisher Dismissed (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s pro se suit alleging defendant publisher breached a contract to publish plaintiff’s manuscript for a book called “Saving the Company. Because plaintiff’s manuscript was published on Dec. 26, 2006, any breach of contract ...

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Trademark Claim Support Alter Ego Theory (access required)

A softball association has stated a claim against an individual defendant based on a theory that he is the alter ego for defendant softball organization, supported in part by the association’s claims for trademark infringement. Plaintiff York Amateur Softball Association ...

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Former Franchisees Must Pay Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court orders former franchisees, who were required to return to franchisor customer lists, customer tax returns, files and an operations manual for the tax preparation service, to pay $9,261 in attorney’s fees to plaintiff franchisor. Plaintiff ...

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