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Republican Party may intervene in election lawsuit (access required)

Where the Democratic Party of Virginia alleged that two of Virginia’s voting laws violated the U.S. Constitution, the Republican Party of Virginia may intervene as a defendant because it offered a different perspective than the election official defendants, its interests ...

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Group denied intervention in suit over election laws (access required)

Where a conservative legal group moved to intervene in a suit alleging that two of Virginia’s voting laws violate the US Constitution, but their interests were aligned with the state election official defendants and there was no showing of adversity ...

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Order allowing jurisdictional discovery won’t be reconsidered (access required)

Where the court previously allowed jurisdictional discovery, the defendant failed to provide any argument for why that decision should be reconsidered. Background The court initially dismissed Philip Burgess from this suit based upon lack of jurisdiction. Discovery continued as to ...

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Inmates’ joint suit over stimulus checks is severed (access required)

Where four detainees jointly filed a single lawsuit alleging they didn’t receive stimulus checks, the suit will be severed into four separate civil actions to avoid disagreements among the detainees, avoid coercion, and satisfy the Prisoner Litigation Reform Act, which ...

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SC governor, attorney general dismissed from mask ban suit (access required)

Where the South Carolina governor had no responsibility for enforcing a provision in the state budget that prohibits school districts from using appropriated funds to impose mask mandates, and the South Carolina attorney general had neither implemented nor threatened to ...

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Virginia medical certification not required in federal court (access required)

Although a Virginia statute requires a plaintiff asserting a medical malpractice claim to obtain an expert certification before serving defendants, this requirement is inapplicable in federal court because it conflicts with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Background Andrew E. ...

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