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No Link Between Ads & Virginia Purchases (access required)

In this suit involving competing claims to the trademark “Diamonds Direct,” the Richmond U.S. District Court says plaintiff has failed to offer evidence establishing its prior use of the mark in Virginia, and defendant Capri Jewelers’ presumptive ownership of the ...

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Partial Win in Asset-Discovery Motion (access required)

In plaintiff company’s attempt to collect on a multi-million dollar award in a trade-secrets case, a Richmond U.S. District Court partially grants plaintiff’s motion to compel asset-related discovery by ordering defendant to produce customer identity information in the wake of ...

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Foreclosure Fight Remanded to State Court (access required)

A plaintiff who appealed an unlawful detainer decision against him in state court and then filed his own quiet title action can defeat defendant mortgage association’s federal court removal of plaintiff’s quiet title action under the “prior exclusive jurisdiction doctrine,” ...

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Spoliation Dismissal for ‘Wiping’ Computer (access required)

A computer expert suing for discrimination who ignored his lawyer’s notice to maintain files and documents and instead ran programs called Evidence Eliminator and CCleaner to delete records, then “wiped” his work desktop, “took a sledgehammer to it” and dumped ...

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