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Discovery Allowed for Damages After Default (access required)

In plaintiff company’s suit seeking default judgment on claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets under the Virginia Trade Secrets Act, the Richmond U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion to conduct limited discovery ...

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No Class Claim for Spanish Dunning Letter (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant debt collection agency violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by sending her dunning letters in Spanish, which she could not read, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion for class certification. Discovery has ...

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Arbitration Panel Rejected ‘Double Patenting’ Claim (access required)

In Bayer Cropscience AG’s suit alleging defendant Dow Agrosciences LLC violated a 1992 patent license agreement for certain plant technology, a Norfolk U.S. District Court grants plaintiffs’ motion to affirm an arbitration award; the court finds the issue of “double ...

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Database Searchers Were ‘Fact’ Witnesses (access required)

In plaintiffs’ proposed class action suit alleging defendant Corelogic National Background Data LLC’s use of criminal background checks violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, defendant cannot strike as undisclosed expert witnesses two employees of McGladrey LLP who offer lay testimony ...

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Engineer Can’t Sue for Patent Process Delay (access required)

An engineer-inventor who is suing defendant Patent and Trademark Office for an alleged unreasonable delay in final agency action on 80 of his approximately 400 pending applications  has his suit dismissed as the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment ...

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Patent Lawyer Challenges Discipline Inquiry (access required)

Plaintiff, a registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 1997, who is the subject of a USPTO disciplinary complaint and investigation alleging plaintiff had prosecuted a trademark application during a period of time when he was ...

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Court Approves Securities Fraud Settlement (access required)

Institutional investors in Neustar stock who have settled their securities fraud class action claims based on Neustar’s statements about its chances of winning renewal of a lucrative government contract for a central data registry of wireless telephone numbers win the ...

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