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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court – Western District

No Jurisdiction Over Utah Company in Patent Case (access required)

In this patent dispute between plaintiff Virginia company and defendant Utah company over patents for irrigation timers, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction over the Utah company, and also denies plaintiff’s ...

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Amendment Barred to Name ‘John Doe’ Officers (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies plaintiff leave to amend his suit alleging multiple “John Doe” defendants violated his rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 with respect to actions taken by law enforcement agents after they obtained an emergency custody ...

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Individual ‘Lemon Law’ Claim Survives (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court dismisses claims in these three cases alleging Hyundai Motor Corporation misstated or misrepresented the gas mileage obtained by Hyundai Elantras, except for a single plaintiff’s Lemon Law claim based on the on-board mileage calculator. The ...

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Gang Members Cannot Overturn Convictions (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies motions for judgment of acquittal filed by two codefendants and members of the 99 Goon Syndikate gang convicted of various racketeering charges, including conspiracy to participate in a racketeering criminal enterprises associated with the ...

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No Loan Modification Contract from Agent Emails (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants Freddie Mac’s motion to dismiss a homeowners’ suit alleging plaintiffs had a valid and enforceable loan modification agreement that defendant breached when it foreclosed on their home and evicted them. Plaintiffs argue their Hardship ...

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