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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Employment – Public Employment – First Amendment – Police Officer (access required)

A Richmond police officer loses his suit against the city alleging his suspension for giving an interview to a local TV reporter, in which he identified himself as acting president of the local police union and expressed concern over hazards ...

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Products Liability – Lumber Mill Edger – Successor Company – Personal Jurisdiction (access required)

A lumber mill employee who alleges severe hand and arm injuries from his attempts to dislodge a jammed edger cannot sue defendant Mississippi corporation, the alleged current owner of the edger product line, in this Richmond U.S. District Court as ...

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Search & Seizure – MP-3 Player – Child Porn Possession – Military Inspection (access required)

Military inspectors’ seizure of defendant’s MP-3 player during a routine intake procedure at Fort Knox, Ky., did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights, and the child pornography discovered on the MP-3 player need not be suppressed during defendant’s criminal prosecution, ...

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Employment Discrimination – Retaliation – Tort Suit – Bankruptcy Case (access required)

A woman who alleges she was terminated due to gender discrimination and that her employer retaliated by filing a business tort suit against her in state court and an Exception to Discharge in her bankruptcy proceeding, has stated a claim ...

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Labor – ERISA – Pension Fund Contributions (access required)

In this suit by a union pension fund for unpaid contributions, interest, damages and attorney’s fees from defendant employer under ERISA and the LMRA, pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, an Alexandria U.S. District Court adopts a magistrate judge’s recommendation ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Valved Holding Chamber – Injunction (access required)

In this patent infringement litigation involving a device known as a valved holding chamber (VHC) that aids in delivery of aerosolized medication to patients through inhalation, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction to prohibit ...

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Criminal – Sex Offender Registry – Interstate Travel – Constitutionality (access required)

A defendant who allegedly moved from New York to Virginia can be prosecuted for failure to update his sex offender registration after traveling in interstate commerce as required under the Sex Offender Registration & Notification Act,18 U.S.C. § 2250(a), as ...

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Civil Procedure – Personal Jurisdiction – Va. Long-Arm Statute (access required)

Plaintiffs, Virginia antique firearms dealers, can sue a Kentucky defendant in Alexandria U.S. District Court, for intentional infliction of emotional distress arising from the dealer’s alleged false reports to other gun dealers and to federal prosecutors in Kentucky about plaintiffs’ ...

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