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Tag Archives: Judge Liam O’Grady

E-cigarette maker beats counterfeiters (access required)

A leading electronic cigarette manufacturer’s battle against counterfeiters has resulted in a default judgment awarding the manufacturer statutory damages and injunctive relief against the overseas counterfeiters. Background Plaintiff filed its complaint on Aug. 24, 2018, against unincorporated associations that are ...

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Website’s use of ‘IPAD’ infringe on Apple trademark (access required)

Even though a company launched the website ipad.mobi before Apple and its affiliate applied to trademark “IPAD,” the company did not have priority to the mark because it had not developed a secondary meaning, and the company’s continued use of ...

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Email service in infringement case was proper (access required)

Where plaintiffs’ complaint alleged that defendants used their trademarks without authorization to sell counterfeit versions of their products and plaintiffs properly served defendants by email pursuant to a court order, plaintiffs were entitled to default judgment on their claims that ...

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Domestic relations lawyers sued for wiretapping (access required)

A man claimed members of his former wife’s family recorded conversations between him and his purported romantic partner, and that his wife’s attorneys used the contents of those recordings in his underlying divorce proceedings. Virginia wiretapping statutes precludes attorneys from ...

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Lawsuit claims law firm used information from illegal spying (access required)

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Divorce lawyers accused of using dirt uncovered by illegal recordings and computer snooping have no blanket protection against a lawsuit based on state and federal wiretap laws, a federal judge has ruled. Allegations in the case mirror recent warnings that ...

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Private duty nurse recovers unpaid wages plus fees (access required)

A private duty nurse who sued her employer for violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act was awarded $20,910.75 for unpaid wages, an equal amount for liquidated damages plus attorney’s fees and costs. Background Only Choice employed therapists, medical social ...

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