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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Sexual Harassment – Corporate Veil (access required)

A woman who alleges she was sexually harassed by male employees of one corporate entity, Shaw Constructors, cannot hold two related corporate entities, Shaw Group and Shaw Services, liable based on evidence that Service Services issued her paychecks and Shaw ...

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Contract – False Claims Act – Logistics Support – Water Services (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses this False Claims Act complaint filed by qui tam plaintiff who served as a water purification specialist at Camp Ar Ramadi in Iraq and who alleges defendant government contractor failed to test and treat ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Retaliation – Limitations (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant employer because plaintiff did not file an administrative charge alleging retaliatory termination until 437 days after he was terminated. Defendant has submitted a stamped copy of a charge that plaintiff ...

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Search & Seizure – Congressional Office – Speech & Debate Clause – Good Faith (access required)

In this multi-count prosecution of a now-former member of the U.S. Congress, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to suppress evidence seized during a “search authorized by a carefully crafted warrant,” and holds the good faith exception will ...

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Civil Procedure – Venue – Auto Purchase – Odometer Fraud (access required)

An auto buyer’s lawsuit alleging a 2004 Yukon Denali “was transferred numerous times using falsified documents,” including the odometer disclosure date has proper venue in Richmond U.S. District Court, and a judge of that court denies a motion to dismiss ...

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Labor – Alien Labor Certification – Landscaping Firm (access required)

As the alien employee at issue did not work full-time during winter months, the U.S. Department of Labor did not wrongfully deny plaintiff landscaping company’s application for permanent alien labor certification under 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(5)(A) and 20 C.F.R. § ...

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Criminal – Civil Forfeiture – Bank Account (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies claimant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings seeking return of $79,650 from a Bank of America account that was seized by the government on an allegation that claimant made eight structured deposits into the ...

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Insurance – UM Coverage – Notice Form – Substantial Compliance (access required)

A company substantially complied with a Virginia statute’s requirements for rejecting higher limits for uninsured motorist coverage on a company car, by checking one of two boxes on the auto liability carrier’s notification form, and a Norfolk U.S. District Court ...

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Contract – Machine Sale – ‘As Is’ Contract (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies judgment as a matter of law or a new trial to defendant Surefil LLC, purchaser of a “complicated, custom-built industrial machine” made by plaintiff ACMA USA Inc., after a jury returned a verdict for ...

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