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Power Company Sues Homeowners Over Dock (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court has exclusive jurisdiction to hear plaintiff power company’s declaratory judgment complaint against defendant landowners at Smith Mountain Lake who are building a dock that allegedly violates plaintiff’s rights under a flowage easement and a license ...

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Website Claims ‘Fair Use’ of Candidate Photo (access required)

A photographer has stated a claim for copyright violation for a website’s unauthorized use of plaintiff’s photo of a political candidate; defendant cannot claim “fair use” in a motion to dismiss, says the Roanoke U.S. District Court. According to her ...

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No New Discovery in Coalbed Methane Case (access required)

In plaintiffs’ long-running suit seeking royalties from defendant coalbed methane producers, remanded by the 4th Circuit for redetermination of class certification, the Abingdon U.S. District Court denies plaintiffs’ requests for additional discovery; plaintiffs’ request discovery that would be cumulative of ...

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