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Airline can be sued for retaliation under False Claims Act (access required)

Because an aviation maintenance technician’s complaint failed to plead facts sufficient to infer that United Airlines presented false invoices to the federal government for payment, the district court correctly dismissed two claims under the False Claims Act. However, because the ...

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Employer not liable for publicizing employment details (access required)

A former state employee’s claim that her employer publicized issues about her insubordination, attendance and incompetence was insufficient to state a claim under § 1983 because these statements all related to plaintiff’s job performance, which does not rise to the ...

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Suit by subcontractor’s lender against a general contractor survives (access required)

Although the subcontractor’s lender’s conversion and unjust enrichment claims against a general contractor were barred by the economic loss rule, its fraud claims were not affected by the rule because they involved omissions prior to the contract. Background Defendant W.M. ...

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In trade secret case, party gets royalties, not injunction (access required)

The court refused to enter a permanent injunction, despite the jury’s finding that eight trade secrets were misappropriated, because the moving party argued to the jury that a reasonable royalty would adequately compensate it for the theft, and the jury ...

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Lanham Act claim based on change of competitor’s phone number (access required)

While the court dismissed some claims brought by an addiction recovery business that the defendant attempted to steal clients, it found allegations that the defendant changed the recovery business’s phone number on the Internet in order to redirect customers, were ...

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