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Lemons, Wilkinson to receive awards from Virginia Holocaust Museum

Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons and 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III are being honored at a Rule of Law Day Awards luncheon sponsored by the Virginia Holocaust Museum and the Virginia ...

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Due Process – Equal Protection – No Fly List (access required)

Elhady v. Piehota (VLW No. 017-3-448, 20 pp.) (Trenga, J.) 1:16-cv-375; E.D.Va. Holding: Plaintiffs are 25 United States citizens, all Muslim, who claim they are included on the government’s terrorist watch list and contend that this status subjects them to ...

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Mortgages – Foreclosure – Quiet Title – Unfair Debt Collection Practices (access required)

Eggiman v. Ventures Trust 2013-I-H-R (VLW No. 017-3-449, 8 pp.)(Hilton, J.) 1:16-cv-01579; E.D. Va. Holding:  Where plaintiff property owner fails to allege that he had superior title through satisfaction of his loan obligations, he fails to state a quiet title ...

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Sovereign Immunity – Eleventh Amendment – Age Discrimination (access required)

Drewery v. Portsmouth City School Board (VLW No. 017-3-451, 14 pp.) (Smith, C.J.) 2:17-cv-20; E.D. Va. Holding:  For purposes of sovereign immunity, Virginia school boards act as independent local government agencies, not as arms of the state, and thus are ...

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Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Federal Question – Choice of Law – Contracts – Federal Land (access required)

Jaaat Technical Services LLC v. Tetra Tech Tesoro, Inc. (VLW No. 017-3-452, 22 pp.)(Lauck, J.) 3:15-cv-235; E.D.Va. Holding:  Because the parties’ choice-of-law clause, which provides that Virginia law applies to any contract disputes, is enforceable, Virginia law applies. As a ...

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Evidence – Motions to Quash – Confidentiality (access required)

U.S. v. Pomrenke (VLW No. 017-3-458, 4 pp.) (Sargent, M.J.) 1:17-cr-00023; W.D. Va. Holding:  In this motion to quash subpoenas for production and testimony issued by the United States in connection with a criminal proceeding, the interests of the Judicial ...

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Preliminary Injunction – Employees – Trade Secrets – Confidentiality (access required)

Integrated Global Services Inc. v. Mayo (VLW No. 017-3-468, 18 pp.) (Lauck, J.) 3:17-cv-563; E.D. Va. Holding: Where an employee executed a confidentiality agreement with his employer governing the use, non-disclosure and return of company information and property but, upon ...

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Motion for Sanctions – Failure to Convey Settlement Offer – Reasonable Fees (access required)

Blowers v. Lerner (VLW No. 017-3-469, 17 pp.)(Lee, J.) 1:15-cv-889; E.D. Va. Holding:  On a motion for sanctions against respondent opposing plaintiff’s counsel for failure to convey a settlement offer, the court may after dismissing substantive claims retain jurisdiction to ...

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