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Mine Void Owners’ Claims Time-Barred (access required)

Plaintiff landowners’ claims that defendant mining company unlawfully diverted excess wastewater from an underground coal mine into mine voids located beneath plaintiffs’ land are barred by the applicable statutes of limitations, and plaintiffs have not shown that they suffered any ...

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No § 1983 Claim for VDOT Contract Bidder (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court dismisses a contractor’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 suit alleging the Virginia Department of Transportation and two VDOT employees violated plaintiffs’ rights by depriving them of the ability to participate in the procurement process for snow ...

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Course Prep Company Has Copyright Claim (access required)

Plaintiff test preparation company has stated a copyright infringement claim against a competitor by alleging defendant used its original copyrighted materials, including its bestselling “PMP Exam Prep” book in a January 2015 course to prepare for project manager tests; the ...

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No Standing for NSA Surveillance Claims (access required)

Plaintiff organizations that communicate over the Internet, including lead plaintiff Wikimedia Foundation, do not have standing to sue for violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights by defendants, including the National Security Agency, through a program of “Upstream” surveillance that ...

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