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Tag Archives: Judge Michael F. Urbanski

Court Affirms Lifting Automatic Stay (access required)

After debtor received multiple opportunities to comply with bankruptcy court directives, the bankruptcy court did not err in lifting the automatic stay and dismissing her chapter 13 petition, says a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court. Court orders The bankruptcy court dismissed petitioner’s ...

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Rear-End Collision Goes to Jury on Contrib (access required)

In plaintiff’s personal injury action against the driver of a semi-trailer truck that rear-ended her SUV on Interstate 81 in Frederick County, traveling during snow and freezing rain, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion for summary judgment alleging ...

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Diabetic Ex-Inmate’s Third-Party Contract Claim Fails (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to Southern Health Partners Inc., a provider of medical services to inmates at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Jail, on a former prisoner’s claim regarding denial of insulin during his incarceration based on his ...

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Student, suspended for Facebook posts, settles suit (access required)

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Colleges have become frequent litigation targets for students who disagree with disciplinary penalties, but a recent, short-lived lawsuit against Virginia Tech focused – not on personal injury – but on social media behavior. A student claimed Virginia Tech officials violated ...

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Appeal Bond Ordered in TV Signal Piracy Case (access required)

In this litigation arising out of the unauthorized distribution of DIRECTV satellite programming to viewers at Massanutten Resort that resulted in a $2.3 million judgment against defendants Randy Coley and East Coast Cablevision LLC, a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court grants ...

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Exhibit Partially Sealed in Sex Bias Case (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging sex discrimination and harassment and assault and battery, a Roanoke U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge partially grants defendant employer’s motion to seal an exhibit allegedly involving an investigation into an unrelated matter involving nonparty employees; the ...

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Man died after gall bladder operation at VA hospital – $793,423.78 Verdict (access required)

This case was tried Oct. 24-25, 2016 as a bench trial. The plaintiff administrator al­leged and proved that the decedent William Lovell died on Feb. 18, 2012, as a result of medical malpractice that occurred during a Jan. 30, 2012, ...

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