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Patent Case Transferred for ‘Customer Suit’ (access required)

Although plaintiff’s patent infringement suits involving technology for no-envelope cash and check deposits in automated teller machines were first-filed in Virginia federal courts, the Norfolk U.S. District Court applies the “customer suit” exception and transfers these cases to a federal ...

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Motor Carrier Agency’s Deadline Extension Was ‘Discretionary’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this suit filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act alleging wrongful death caused by the negligence of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in allowing a bus carrier, Sky Express Inc., to operate at ...

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Court Applies Crime-Fraud Exception in Child Porn Case (access required)

In this child pornography prosecution, a Norfolk U.S. District Court says the crime-fraud exception applies and certain work product and attorney-client communications are no longer privileged; the court defers a decision on disqualification of defense counsel, who represented defendant when ...

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No Retaliation Claim from ‘Incorrect’ Question Charge (access required)

A mortgage operations consultant’s complaint to the EEOC alleging termination for asking a “politically incorrect” question when he repeatedly asked his Nigerian coworkers to speak English, did not express a claim for Title VII retaliation, and the Richmond U.S. District ...

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Chiropractor Sues Medical Board Over Sanction (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court excludes two experts proffered by a chiropractor who is challenging the Virginia Board of Medicine’s sanctions of six months’ suspension and a $25,000 fine for violation of state statutes regulating medical practice; neither expert – ...

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Lease Claim Dismissed Against Mattress Retailer (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff landlord’s suit against a mattress company tenant alleging breach of contract and declaration of alter ego; plaintiffs have failed to allege citizenship of members of the party LLC and failed to allege ...

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