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‘Good Cause’ Shown for Protective Order (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of a magistrate judge’s order determining that certain documents disclosed by defendant Excel Industries Inc. are confidential under the protective order entered in the case. Plaintiff argues the magistrate judge failed to require ...

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Restaurant Has Trademark, Trade Secret Claims (access required)

In this ongoing dispute by the proprietors of Mimosa I restaurant in Winchester and defendants, who allegedly took over plaintiffs’ business after an initial investment, a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court says plaintiffs have stated claims for trademark infringement and for ...

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‘Nasty’ Phone Message Violated FDCPA (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion for default judgment on plaintiff’s claim for violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by a collection agency representative’s “very detailed, nasty message” on plaintiff’s answering machine, heard by plaintiff’s roommate, ...

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