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Court Rejects ‘Drug Trafficking’ Enhancement (access required)

A defendant convicted of illegal reentry into the U.S. after removal for conviction of an aggravated felony will not be subjected to a 16-level enhancement under the federal sentencing guidelines for a “drug trafficking offense”; the Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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Treble Damages Awarded in Default Judgment (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court enters default judgment for a Colorado optical data storage company suing its former worldwide sales director for violation of a noncompete agreement and  misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information; the court award $198,756  ...

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Expert Needed for Fertilizer Company Claim (access required)

In a Petersburg company’s suit alleging defendant, its former customer, violated a confidentiality agreement by appropriating plaintiff’s formula for a plant nutrient defendant markets as “Voodoo Juice,” a Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s claims ...

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Perfume Sprayer Patents Infringed (access required)

After a 13-day bench trial, an Alexandria U.S. District Court finds defendant companies have infringed plaintiff MeadWestvaco’s patents involving the dip tube that transports fragrance from a perfume bottle to the sprayer. Plaintiffs MeadWestvaco Corporation and MeadWestvaco Calmars brought patent ...

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