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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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No Suppression for NIT Warrant Delay (access required)

The government’s delay in serving a warrant for use of a Network Investigative Technique to uncover defendant’s child pornography computer files accessed through “Playpen,” a website that facilitated distribution of child pornography, does not require suppression of evidence for an ...

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Foreclosure Set-Aside Suit Sent Back to State Court (access required)

In plaintiffs’ suit seeking rescission of a foreclosure sale, defendants timely removed the action after a Virginia state court issued a letter opinion dismissing claims against the non-diverse defendants, but the “voluntary-involuntary rule” bars removal, and the Richmond U.S. District ...

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Complaints About Prof’s Conduct Not Defamation (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant university’s motion to dismiss a professor’s claim alleging her department chair defamed her by accusing her of speaking disparagingly about the department, having “meltdowns” and “temper tantrums” and complaining that she did not ...

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Copyright Owner Can’t Sue Multiple ‘John Does’ (access required)

Plaintiff copyright owner who is suing John Does 1-10 for illegally downloading plaintiff’s movie, “London Has Fallen,” is not entitled to discovery of the identities of John Does 2-10 from their internet service providers, based on plaintiff’s allegation that the ...

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Government Contractor’s Tort Claim Survives (access required)

In this litigation between a small-business contractor and its defendant subcontractor to provide the U.S. Army with energy efficient relocatable shelters for use in Kuwait, defendant sub wins summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim for damages for transportation and storage costs ...

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