Home (page 40)

Tag Archives: Civil Procedure

Amending Complaint Doesn’t Prompt Remand (access required)

Although plaintiff amended his claim of wrongful discharge from his shop steward position after removal to federal court, removing references to collective bargaining agreements in a “transparent attempt” to avoid federal jurisdiction, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says the gravamen ...

Read More »

Virginia Dating-Site Subscribers Yield ‘Sufficient Contacts’ (access required)

In this copyright infringement suit filed by the dating website, MATCH.COM, an Alexandria U.S. District Court has personal jurisdiction over the owner of XXXMATCH.COM and EROTICMATCH.COM, which has nearly 9,000 subscribers in Virginia and generates $1 million per year. Defendants’ ...

Read More »

‘Profitability’ Defense Experts Excluded (access required)

Prior to trial of claims by an owner of copyrighted t-shirt designs for infringement, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants plaintiff owner’s motion to exclude defendants’ expert report and expert testimony and motion in limine to preclude defendants from presenting ...

Read More »

‘Course of Dealing’ Means Jurisdiction Over Georgia Company (access required)

A Georgia manufacturer of hotel carpets that had a history of regular dealing with plaintiff yarn seller, and who sent purchase order to the Virginia plaintiff and accepted a sample plaintiff provided, has sufficient contacts with Virginia to be required ...

Read More »