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Pleading Standard Reviewed for Patent Cases (access required)

As the 4th Circuit has not applied the Twombly-Iqbal standard in a case alleging patent infringement, a Norfolk U.S. District Court applies a relevant decision of the Federal Circuit in reviewing defendants’ motion to dismiss. Plaintiff alleges defendants’ products, services, ...

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No Hostile Environment Despite Racial Slurs (access required)

A 56-year-old African-American woman who worked as an instructional assistant in a preschools autism program, who was counseled for a series of unexcused absences and other performance deficiencies, cannot sue for Title VII hostile environment based on allegations of two ...

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Small Business Owner Gets Attorneys’ Fees (access required)

After granting summary judgment for defendants for in an action alleging violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and federal Copyright Act, the Newport News U.S. District Court awards attorney’s fees only as to the DMCA claims asserted against ...

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