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Large Firm Can’t Collect for Overhead (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says defendant “spice” company intentionally violated plaintiff tobacco company’s trademarks for plaintiff’s cigarette brand “NEWPORT” with its similarly packaged product called “NEWPROT,” and the court awards defendant 80 percent of the fees and costs it ...

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Federal Complaint Dismissed for State Court Refiling (access required)

A plaintiff who filed state and federal consumer protection claims in state court cannot defeat removal to federal court by claiming defendant waived removal or removal was untimely; the Alexandria U.S. District Court will allow plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss his ...

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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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