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018-2-172 – JTH Tax Inc. v. Aime (U)

JTH Tax Inc. v. Aime, Case No. 17-1859, Aug. 8, 2018. 4th Cir. (Diaz), from EDVA at Norfolk (Morgan). Allison Jones Rushing for Appellants/Cross-Appellees; William Ryan Snow for Appellees/Cross-Appellants. VLW No. 018-2-172, 24 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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018-2-171 – Cody v. Mantech Int’l (U)

Cody v. Mantech Int’l, Case No. 17-1722, Aug. 8, 2018. 4th Cir. (Traxler), from EDVA at Alexandria (Trenga). Steven D. Gordon for Appellant/Cross-Appellee; Robert Scott Oswald for Appellee/Cross-Appellant. VLW No. 018-2-171, 42 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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CAV: Self-help moots remedies sought for deficient roof work (access required)

No remedy existed for condo owners who, unhappy with a roof renovation, wanted the city to inspect the work and cite the roofer.  After a second contractor made fixes, there was nothing for the city to inspect and no opportunity ...

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WDVA: Court strikes “faux counterclaims” against non-parties (access required)

In trade-secret litigation concerning a disputed international patent for a sugar substitute, a defendant’s attempt to “join” related counter-defendants was procedurally improper under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 13(h). Background Sugar tastes good. But it’s unhealthy. So companies and scientists ...

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WDVA: Buffet worker’s theft accusations could be defamatory (access required)

A woman and her mother sufficiently alleged defamation by a Golden Corral server, who publicly accused them of hiding food in their purses. But the court dismissed their claim for contract interference on account of their race and also struck ...

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018-2-170 – United States v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (P)

United States v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, Case No. 17-1625, Aug. 7, 2018. 4th Cir. (King), from DMD at Baltimore (Blake). Peter Karl Tompa for Appellant; Molissa Heather Farber for Appellee. VLW No. 018-2-170, 55 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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018-2-169 – Shaw v. Sessions (P)

Shaw v. Sessions, Case No. 17-1213, Aug. 7, 2018. 4th Cir. (Agee), from BIA. Lida Duke Angier for Petitioner; Anna Juarez for Respondent. VLW No. 018-2-169, 26 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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