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Tag Archives: Judge Jerome B. Friedman

Three separate actions filed after shipyard explosion (access required)

In these companion cases, the three plaintiffs, all shipyard workers, were injured when an explosion ripped through a crew head and adjacent berthing area on the U.S.S. Leyte Gulf, while the ship was dry-docked at BAE Systems on Sept. 15, ...

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Produce Company’s Claim Proof Fails (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court denies Poppell’s Produce’s proof of claim purporting to document unpaid receivables arising from produce sales to defendant Let-Us Produce Inc., because Poppell’s failed to meet the express requirements of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ...

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Consumer Protection – TILA – Finance Charge Disclosure (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges defendant’s loan disclosure statement violated the TILA because it materially understated the loan’s finance charge and annual percentage rate has the TILA claim dismissed by a Norfolk U.S. District Court, which says the plain language of ...

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Negligence – Workers’ Comp Bar – Maritime Claim – Sub Employee (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court denies summary judgment to defendant Capitol Finishes Inc., a subcontractor of general contractor BAE Systems on a project to repair the USS Leyte Gulf, who was sued for a work-related injury by an employee of ...

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Civil Procedure – Injunction – University Accreditation (access required)

In this suit arising from defendant Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s decision to place plaintiff Hampton University’s School of Pharmacy on probation as to its accreditation, a Newport News U.S. District Court denies Hampton’s request for preliminary injunctive relief; although ...

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Criminal – Crack Cocaine Possession – Traffic Stop (access required)

An officer did not violate defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights when, after smelling and possibly observing marijuana when he stopped a Mercury sedan with multiple windshield cracks, the officer asked defendant passenger to step out of the car and found drugs ...

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