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Collection Agency Owes Fees After FDCPA Default (access required)

A debtor wins $9,385.50 in damages and attorney’s fees in a default judgment against a Georgia debt collection agency in her suit alleging the agency violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when it threatened legal action it could not ...

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Patent Claim Pressed in Slow Cooker Case (access required)

In this patent infringement action involving slow cookers, a Richmond U.S. District Court considers the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment and grants summary judgment for defendant Sunbeam Products and denies summary judgment to plaintiff Hamilton Beach Brands. The ‘928 patent ...

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Claim Construction Outlined in Search Engine Case (access required)

In this litigation over plaintiff company’s complaint that AOL, Google and other defendants have used their search advertising systems to infringe two of plaintiff’s patents, the Norfolk U.S. District Court issues an order after holding a claim construction hearing. Plaintiff ...

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Court Strikes Petition Residency Regulation (access required)

Virginia’s state residency requirement under Va. Code § 24.2-543 for persons who circulate petitions for independent candidates for President of the U.S. violates the First and 14th Amendments, and a Richmond U.S. District Court permanently enjoins the State Board of ...

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Trademark Violator Owes Attorney’s Fees (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 rules in plaintiff’s favor on all counts and awards attorney’s fees in ...

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