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Tag Archives: Judge T.S. Ellis III

Court Won’t Exclude Digital Child Porn Evidence (access required)

In this child pornography conspiracy case, the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion in limine to exclude digital evidence based on defendants’ claim the evidence cannot be properly authenticated under Fed. R. Evid. 901. Conspiracy websites According to the indictment, ...

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No Jurisdiction from Online App Sales (access required)

In this trademark infringement suit, a Russian defendant company’s distribution of allegedly infringing smartphone and tablet applications for photo and video filters through third-party, online stores is not a sufficient basis for the Alexandria U.S. District Court to exercise personal ...

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Student Loan Debtor Has Fair Debt Claims (access required)

A plaintiff owing money for student loans has stated claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against defendant collection agency for a letter’s alleged false representations that defendant was authorized to and about to garnish plaintiff’s wages, but the ...

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Contractor Faces FCA Claim for False Firearms Scores (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies judgment on the pleadings to defendant security services contractor in this suit alleging the contractor violated the False Claims Act in a false weapons qualification scheme and false billeting scheme for security personnel in ...

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Choice-of-Law Clause Covers Contract & Tort (access required)

In plaintiff medical diagnostics company’s suit against a Virginia company that manages intellectual property and monitors and renews clients’ patents registered in foreign countries, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says the parties’ choice-of law provision applies Virginia law to plaintiff’s ...

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Alternate Lead Plaintiff OK’d in Securities Case (access required)

In this securities fraud class action, the Alexandria U.S. District Court will not exempt an institutional investor with the largest loss from the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act’s requirement that a securities fraud plaintiff may serve as lead plaintiff in ...

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