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Cybersquatting defendant must transfer domain to plaintiff (access required)

The plaintiff demonstrated the defaulting defendant violated the federal Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act. Background On July 24, 2018, plaintiff brought an in rem action for cybersquatting and trademark infringement against defendant FractalAnalyticsPro.com. . The clerk of court entered default on Oct. ...

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No jurisdiction over Russian national’s website (access required)

Record companies failed in their attempt to sue a Russian national who owns and operates two websites the plaintiffs allege are used for music piracy and copyright infringement because the defendant did not purposefully avail himself of the benefits and ...

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Job dissatisfaction won’t back constructive discharge (access required)

A woman’s ADA discrimination and retaliation claims against Fairfax County failed because she could not show she suffered an adverse employment action. There was no evidence she was forced to leave her job nor had she been singled out for ...

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Ex-employee fails to state claims against former employer and others (access required)

An 11-count discrimination suit brought by a former substance abuse counselor was dismissed because one defendant could not be sued and another was immune; the court did not have jurisdiction over some counts and others ran the statute of limitations, ...

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Government entitled to expenses in patent case (access required)

A biotechnology company that challenged a final decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is responsible for covering the government’s non-personnel charges. Background Halozyme brought this action pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 145, challenging a final decision issued by ...

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Failure to exhaust remedies prompts dismissal (access required)

Where a plaintiff  failed to exhaust his administrative remedies, to timely file his complaint and to properly plead claims, his complaint is dismissed. Background Plaintiff is a 46-year old African-American man who suffers from osteoporosis in his hips and sleep apnea. ...

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EDVA: Cities lack standing to compel background-check info (access required)

In a suit targeting U.S. military agencies’ failure to report information that should have prevented the Sutherland Springs shooter from obtaining his weapon, the cities of New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco failed to allege a concrete injury or discrete ...

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EDVA: All claims fail in sex-abuse fallout litigation (access required)

After reports of sexual misconduct appeared in the Washington Post, a private school sued its former executive director for allegedly sharing sensitive documents with the paper, and she counterclaimed based on the circumstances of her resignation. No reasonable jury could ...

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