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Terms clarified for patents involving threat detection technology (access required)

Disputed terms such as “packet(s),” “configured to” and “proxy system” in a patent case involving threat detection computer technology were resolved after a hearing. Background These matters come to the court on eight disputed terms found in the asserted claims ...

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Conductor’s ADA claim against railroad fails (access required)

Where Norfolk Southern did not fail to accommodate a conductor allegedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, the conductor failed to establish a viable nonconductor job that would have accommodated his disability. Background Plaintiff alleges that defendant failed to accommodate his ...

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Attorneys’ fees denied as case was not ‘exceptional’ (access required)

A plaintiff that successfully invalidated a patent held by the defendant was denied attorneys’ fees and costs because the defendant’s position was not objectively baseless or frivolous and the case was not “exceptional.” Background On May 17, 2018, the third ...

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In ERISA case, marriage can’t be attacked after spouse’s death (access required)

Whether a spouse who died lacked the mental capacity to enter into a marriage could not be challenged because under Virginia law, even assuming a decedent was mentally handicapped, the marriage could not be collaterally attacked after one spouse’s death. ...

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Maritime officer immune, but Norfolk cannot escape liability (access required)

Where a City of Norfolk employee allegedly caused injuries to two persons by his negligent operation of a boat, he is nevertheless immune from liability because the maritime tort occurred while he was performing a discretionary function in the scope ...

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Church groups fail to keep auto accident suit in federal court (access required)

Where the record was ambiguous on whether there was complete diversity among the parties, and there was insufficient evidence demonstrating fraudulent joinder, the suit against various entities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints returned to state court. ...

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