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Website Orders Allow Virginia Jurisdiction (access required)

In this litigation over patent rights involving design and development of a “pocketed” brassiere, which defendants call the “JoeyBra,” a Charlottesville U.S. District Court says it has jurisdiction over defendant, a Seattle-based company, owing to its interactive website and fulfillment ...

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‘Non-Asset’ Nurse Can Try ADA Claim (access required)

A 50-year-old diabetic nurse who alleges defendant hospital terminated her for age and disability discrimination loses on summary judgment on her age discrimination claim, but the Abingdon U.S. District court sees triable issues of fact in her disability discrimination claim ...

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Third-Party Complaint Allowed in ‘Firepot’ Case (access required)

In a plaintiff’s products liability suit alleging injuries from use of a “firepot” and “FIREGEL” sold at national housewares chain store, the Roanoke U.S. District Court grants the chain’s motion to file a third-party complaint against companies that produced and ...

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Canadian Weapons Company Can Be Sued in Va. (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies defendant Canadian corporation’s motion to dismiss this patent infringement case for lack of personal jurisdiction, based primarily on defendant’s targeted solicitation of Virginia-based customers and the extent to which it has increasingly profited from ...

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