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Tag Archives: Judge Michael F. Urbanski

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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Manager’s Hugs, Comments Not ‘Hostile’ (access required)

Although a male store manager hugged female employees and commented on their clothing, make-up and general appearance, and also directed such comments to plaintiff, a female management trainee, plaintiff has only referenced rude or unprofessional comments, at worst, and defendant ...

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Vet’s Family Wins $793K Med-Mal Award (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court awards a veteran’s estate $793,423 in their wrongful death suit against physicians at the Salem VA Medical Center who were negligent in performing gall bladder surgery on the 65-year-old decedent. Gallbladder surgery During the surgery, the ...

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No Trade Secret Claim for ‘Secret’ Recipes (access required)

Plaintiffs, who are suing their former business partner in operating an Asian-American restaurant, cannot sue defendant for trademark infringement of the “Mimosa Asian Fusion” name and logo, as the parties’ pending state court litigation has not resolved what rights defendant ...

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