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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Immigration – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Temporary Resident Application (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a Bangladeshi citizen’s appeal arising from denial of his temporary resident application. Appellant applied to change his legal status pursuant to the amnesty program established by the Immigration ...

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Civil Procedure – Discovery – Vague Objections – Motion To Compel (access required)

Given the breadth of defendant’s objections and defendant’s counsel’s unwillingness to negotiate until after responses to discovery requests are provided, an Alexandria U.S. District Court magistrate judge says plaintiff was justified in bringing this motion to compel. To most of ...

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Intellectual Property – Wireless Modem Cards – ‘Credit Card Size’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendants summary judgment in this litigation in which plaintiff alleges infringement of a patent that involves a credit-card sized communications device. On Jan. 9, 2009, plaintiff DNT commenced this lawsuit alleging that various wireless ...

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Civil Rights – Extended Incarceration – False Imprisonment (access required)

A plaintiff may sue under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violation of his rights resulting from an alleged extension of his incarceration for seven months longer than authorized by law, says a Richmond U.S. District Court. In February 2009, a ...

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Employment Discrimination – Disability – Military Seamstress – Physical Injury (access required)

Given the transitory nature of plaintiff’s injuries – on the job and in an automobile accident – as well as the types of restrictions placed on her during a period of temporary disability, plaintiff, a fabric worker for the military, ...

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Civil Procedure – Intervention – Party Interest – Cuban Government (access required)

In a plaintiff’s lawsuit that attempts to satisfy a default judgment against the Cuban government and others for purported acts of torture committed against plaintiff, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants a motion to allow intervention by a Cuban institution ...

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Administrative – Intellectual Property – Patent Application – Motorcycle Windshield (access required)

A South Dakota inventor who submitted an application for a patent for a “Flared Windshield for a Motorcycle” loses on summary judgment his lawsuit charging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with “arbitrary and capricious” denial of his patent application; ...

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Civil Procedure – Foreclosure Avoidance – FDCPA – Debt Collector (access required)

A couple in default on their mortgage cannot sue defendant trustees for violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as defendant is not a debt collector under the Act, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says. Like the defendants in ...

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