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Employee’s Suit Stayed During Arbitration (access required)

A former network engineer alleging harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and other claims under California labor laws is required to undergo arbitration under her employment agreement with defendant Northrup Grumman, but the Alexandria U.S. District Court will stay plaintiff’s suit, not ...

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No Jurisdiction for Patent ‘Partial’ IPR (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court does not have jurisdiction to review a decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to institute “partial” inter partes review proceedings of patentability of the subject claims; the language and legislative history of the ...

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Race ‘Predominated’ in Redrawn District (access required)

A majority of the three-judge panel reviewing Virginia’s last round of Congressional redistricting says the 3rd Congressional District cannot survive strict scrutiny review, as plaintiffs have demonstrated that race was the legislature’s predominant consideration in drawing the boundaries; the Richmond ...

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Fee Award Based on ‘Reasonable’ Virginia Rates (access required)

In these international business tort cases involving tire manufacturers’ trade secrets and a final jury verdict of $26 million for plaintiff, the Alexandria U.S. District Court concludes the appropriate value of the law firm lien filed by plaintiffs’ former law ...

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No Removal After ‘Bad Faith’ Delay (access required)

Defendants in this products liability case say plaintiff’s foot-dragging was “strategic gamesmanship” that kept them from removing the case to federal court, but the Richmond U.S. District Court says defendants had the means to uncover fraudulent joinder of non-diverse defendants, ...

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Plaintiff’s Expert Struck for Deficient Report (access required)

Plaintiff translators who are suing a government contractor for false imprisonment of the translators in Kuwait cannot use expert testimony from a licensed psychologist on the general human response to false imprisonment; the Alexandria U.S. District Court says the psychologist’s ...

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