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Fee award reduced due to excessive time spent on motion (access required)

Where a defendant was entitled to an award of attorney’s fees because the court had granted the defendant’s motion to compel, the requested fees were reduced because the amount of time defendant’s counsel spent on the motion was excessive given ...

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VSB Awards from the 2019 Annual Meeting (access required)

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Editor’s note: At the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar, held June 13-15 at Virginia Beach, eight individuals received awards from sections and conferences. Nelson receives ‘Tradition of Excellence’ Award   Lynchburg lawyer John Randolph “Randy” Nelson received the ...

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PayPal accounts of eBay counterfeit sellers frozen (access required)

An electronic cigarette company was entitled to a temporary restraining order freezing the PayPal accounts of unknown individuals selling counterfeit products bearing the company’s trademark on eBay because the company was likely to succeed on their claims of trademark infringement ...

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Attorneys’ fees award vacated over improper enhancement (access required)

An arbitration panel’s enhancement of an attorneys’ fees award above the amount calculated by multiplying the reasonable number of hours expended on the case by a reasonably hourly rate was vacated because the panel failed to explain why the base ...

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School board did not retaliate against employee (access required)

A Fairfax County school employee failed to plausibly allege facts showing the school board or school officials retaliated against her for filing a prior employment lawsuit. Background Kathleen Munive alleges that defendants violated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by retaliating against ...

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