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Escort service trademark not covered

All trade has gone global nowadays, we hear, but one business wasn’t global enough to gain protection under U.S. laws against cybersquatting, in a new decision in Alexandria federal court. “Tober and Skeat” sounds like a couple of barristers. But ...

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That dog won’t hunt

As we noted in the Daily Alert today, U.S. District Judge James P. Jones took away Buchanan County’s “Big Coon Dog” jury verdict.  The opinion is available at the Western District’s Web site. The county, whose elected officials took bribes ...

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Server overload

The Web site for the House of Representatives has been overwhelmed this week by a deluge of visitors trying to e-mail their representatives and download the financial bailout bill that was defeated Monday, according to CNET. Yes, Washington, you have ...

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Find them on Facebook (Jurors, that is)

Jury consultants are urging trial lawyers to use tools available on the Internet to do their juror research. A note of thanks to our colleagues at The Daily Record, who posted a piece in the Los Angeles Times. The L.A. reporter ...

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Professor Whitebread dies

Charles H. Whitebread, the former University of Virginia law professor who maintained his ties to the state through bar review courses and lectures long after he moved to the University of Southern California law school, has died. He was 65. Mr. ...

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