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Tag Archives: Judge Robert G. Doumar

Issues of arbitrability to be arbitrated (access required)

Incorporating the Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce into the Aircraft Management arbitration agreement constituted “clear and unmistakable evidence” of the parties’ intent to arbitrate issues of arbitrability. Background On May 23, 2018, GlobalOne Management Group Limited filed a ...

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Real estate-related patent ineligible for patent protection (access required)

A patent that provides a prospective buyer or renter automated entry to properties through a lockbox or door lock in conjunction with other devices was simply automation of a human, manual process that was patent-ineligible as an abstract idea. Background ...

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Drugs in car supported arrest of passenger (access required)

Officers had probable cause to stop a vehicle for speeding and excessive window tinting. Upon smelling marijuana before even making contact with the driver, they lawfully searched the car and detained its passenger. Drugs found behind the passenger’s seat supported ...

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Bon Mots: May 2018 Edition (access required)

As seasoned attorneys know, the lofty principles that attract aspiring lawyers can quickly be overshadowed by client emergencies, Sisyphean scheduling conundrums, unreasonable opposing counsel, billing targets, intrafirm politics, and understaffed courts. But from time to time, our esteemed judges take ...

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EDVA: Fees awarded in Va. Beach neighborhood suit (access required)

Waterfront property owners who brought a groundless claim against their neighbor for working as a state agent to create a special tax district are liable for his attorneys’ fees. Background In this action, the Plaintiffs allege that Defendant Frank Gurdziel ...

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