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Default vacated where court lacked jurisdiction over defendant

Where there were no factual allegations showing how a corporate defendant’s ownership of a patent caused injury to plaintiffs in Pennsylvania, an entry of default against the corporate defendant by the Western District of Pennsylvania was vacated because the court ...

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Jurisdictional discovery objections overruled

Each of the defendant’s objections to jurisdictional discovery was rejected, including its patently improper general objections, overbreadth arguments that were inadequately supported, assertions the court erred in allowing the discovery in the first place and claims of privilege without a ...

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Rules do not allow ‘plea of the general issue’

Plaintiff’s motion to strike defendants’ pleas in bar is granted because defendants have actually filed pleas of the general issues, which are not allowed under Va. Sup. Ct. Rule 3:8(a). Overview Plaintiff has sued defendants for conversion, violation of the ...

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Changes to school’s admissions policy upheld

Where plaintiffs seek a preliminary injunction to compel the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, or TJ, revert to its former admissions policy, which included standardized testing as part of the admissions process, relief is denied because plaintiffs ...

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No ‘new matters’ raised in answer to complaint

Where plaintiffs filed a late response to facts alleged in several paragraphs in defendants’ answer to the complaint, the allegations will not be deemed as admitted under Va. Sup. Ct. R. 1:4(e) because the allegations did not raise “new matters” ...

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Standing issues decided in school admissions case

Where a group of parents and their minor children, through next friends, sued the Fairfax County School Board and the superintendent concerning their decisions and actions to eliminate a standardized testing requirement as an admissions factor to the Thomas Jefferson ...

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Case dismissed for lack of actual controversy

Where this court issued a capias after plaintiff Yuri Sasson disobeyed a lawful court order, and also granted defendant’s demurrer without leave to amend, a motion by plaintiff’s son, Ilan, to reconsider the dismissal is denied. Prior proceedings This court ...

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Suspended lawyer’s firm must pay sanctions

Where the law license of plaintiff’s counsel had been administratively suspended because he did not complete continuing legal education credits, his signatures on an order of substitution, discovery responses and discovery requests were invalid. The court grants plaintiff’s motion to ...

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