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Tag Archives: Judge M. Hannah Lauck

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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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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Suit Dismissed for Plaintiff’s Lack of Response (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this suit by a male African-American hospital pharmacist who claims he was not afforded progressive discipline for alleged work errors prior to his termination, in contrast to Caucasian employees who received suspensions prior to ...

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Missing Disputed Debt Notice States FCRA Claim (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court adopts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and denies dismissal of plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by falsely reporting a balance on her home mortgage loan, which plaintiff asserts had been paid ...

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No Jurisdiction from Social Media Posts (access required)

In this case arising out of purported internet communications and third-party conversations by defendants between over an 11-month period that allegedly defamed plaintiff, the Richmond U.S. District Court says it can only exercise personal jurisdiction over defendants concerning plaintiff’s claim ...

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Service Member’s SCRA Lease Suit Transferred (access required)

A service member who alleges his landlord in Washington State continued to charge rents after he terminated his lease upon his transfer to Fort Eustis in Virginia, and involved a collection agency to collect unpaid rent, has his suit charging ...

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No Jurisdiction from Virginians’ Credit Reports (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiffs’ two class claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act alleging defendant “sham business” obtained millions of computer reports on plaintiff consumers, without their permission, to target them for high-interest loans; plaintiffs have standing ...

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