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Inventor Sues Twitter Over ‘Interactive’ Celebrity Patent (access required)

An inventor who is suing Twitter for infringement of his 2002 patent of a system for “an interactive virtual community of famous people,” or people who want to be famous, has an Alexandria U.S. District Court provide a claim construction ...

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Collections Lawyer Liable for Attorney’s Fees (access required)

Having found defendant lawyer in fact authorized counsel to settle this suit alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, a Richmond U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and orders defendant ...

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Court Clarifies Criminal ‘Discovery’ Rules (access required)

In a criminal case with a 17-defendant, two-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies four defendants’ motions asking the government to disclose its trial exhibit and witness list to each defendant. The ...

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First Amendment Claim for Non-Religious CD Ban (access required)

A plaintiff who wanted to send an incarcerated friend a spoken-word CD of Dylan Thomas reading poetry, but who could not comply with the prison’s “publisher-only” policy for shipping such materials because the prison’s contract supplier did not carry the ...

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