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Tag Archives: Judge Norman K. Moon

No Relief for ‘Gravely Unjust’ ACCA Sentence (access required)

Although the Charlottesville U.S. Dis­trict Court is troubled by defendant’s 2005 sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act, based on prior “violent fel­ony” convictions from over 45 years ago, the court cannot grant relief from defen­dant’s mandatory 15-year sentence for ...

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Court Strikes City Council’s ‘Group Defamation’ Ban (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court enjoins enforcement of the Charlot­tesville City Council’s rule banning “group defamation” by speakers, who have three minutes each to speak on any topic during a “matters by the pub­lic” period at council meetings, against a ...

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‘Cashflow’ Education Products Can Sue ‘Cashflow’ Pay App (access required)

In plaintiff’s trademark infringement suit against defendant Cashflow Tech­nologies Inc., which uses the “Cashflow” mark for its financial education products, and has persuaded Amazon and Google to remove plaintiff’s “Cashflow” mobile phone application as an infringement upon defen­dant’s “Cashflow” trademark, ...

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Release Did Not Cover ‘Rehire’ Age Bias Claims (access required)

Although plaintiff signed a severance agreement at the end of his prior em­ployment with defendant, he only waived reemployment claims stemming from his termination, and did not waive the right to seek future employment, and the Lynch­burg U.S. District Court ...

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Pro Se Suit Dismissed as Discovery Sanction (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court grants defendants’ motion for sanctions and dis­misses with prejudice this pro se suit alleg­ing defendants fired plaintiff because he is African-American; plaintiff has repeatedly violated orders from the court to partici­pate in discovery and has ...

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Court Allows Expert on ‘Police Practices’ (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging excessive force used by five defendant police officers, a Ro­anoke U.S. District Court refuses to exclude testimony of plaintiff’s expert on police conduct; and plaintiff, who filed his initial excessive force complaint while incarcer­ated and who ...

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