Tag Archives: Judge Pamela Meade Sargent

Marital Privilege May Yield to Crime-Fraud Exception (access required)

In the government’s ongoing investigation of defendant Stacey Pomrenke and her hus­band, a Virginia state court judge, for wit­ness tampering and/or obstruction of justice prior to defendant’s trial on fraud charges, the Abingdon U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge grants a ...

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Court Quashes Third-Party Subpoenas (access required)

In this patent litigation involving methods for accessing and gathering coalbed methane, an Abingdon U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge quashes third-party subpoenas seeking confidential information about profit and revenue earned from the sale of coal mined where the alleged infringing ...

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Court Denies Bias Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge denies plaintiff’s motion to compel discovery responses for detailed information on 11 identified employees of defendant, and orders plaintiff to respond to defendant’s motion for summary judgment. Defendant contends the 11 individuals named ...

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