Tag Archives: Judge Theresa C. Buchanan

Interior Designer Pays Price for Poor Work (access required)

Due to defendant interior design com­pany’s failure to respond to discovery and otherwise defend against plaintiff client’s suit, an Alexandria U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge awards plain­tiff a default judgment in her suit al­leging breach of contract, trespass and violation ...

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‘Federal Officer’ Removal Works for Slander Suit (access required)

Plaintiff former employee of defendant federal contractor cannot remand to state court a suit he filed, after he left defendant to work for another federal contractor when defendant refused to give him a salary increase, alleging the former employer and ...

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No ‘Good Cause’ for ‘Financial Incapacity’ (access required)

Defendants, including a corporation which is attempting to appear pro se, have failed to show any good cause or excusable neglect why the Alexandria U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge should change its previous recommendation that default judgment be granted against ...

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Abused Domestic Worker Wins Trafficking Case (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court adopts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and enters default judgment of $749,351 under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and for breach of contract, to plaintiff, a Filipina domestic worker hired by defendants through Qatar and ...

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Dismissal for Pro Se’s Discovery Abuse (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss with prejudice a plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant school system “forced” her to leave and discriminated against her on the basis of age by causing her to resign prior ...

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Public Adjuster Docs Protected by Work Product (access required)

In this litigation over insurance coverage for a shopping center fire, documents prepared by a public adjuster hired by the shopping center to assist in pursuing claims against defendant National Surety are protected by the attorney work product privilege, says ...

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