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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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Fugitives’ Claims to Seized Assets Struck (access required)

In the wake of claimants’ indictments for operating a scheme known as the “Mega Conspiracy,” an international criminal conspiracy to profit from criminal copyright infringement and launder the proceeds, the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants the government’s motion to strike ...

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Inmate’s Claims for Meals, Medical Care Survive (access required)

A Virginia state prison inmate’s claims related to denial of kosher meals and inadequate medical care survive dismissal in the inmate’s suit alleging violations of 42 U.S.C. § 1983, but the Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s remaining claims. Plaintiff’s ...

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Exec Bonus was ‘Income’ for Disability Plan (access required)

A disabled executive’s $280,000 “profit-sharing” bonus counted as payment for work under his company’s ERISA disability plan, and the boost in his earnings allowed the plan administrator to terminate his long-term disability benefits in 2012; however, the plan could not ...

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No ‘Fiduciary’ Exception for Protected Docs (access required)

In plaintiffs’ ERISA suit against an employer who allegedly promised plaintiffs pension credits if they returned to work for the employer after an eight-year stint with the CIA, the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies plaintiffs’ motion to compel production of ...

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