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Tag Archives: Judge Claude M. Hilton

Change from full-time to part-time not an adverse action (access required)

Where an employee voluntarily left her employment after her position was downgraded from full-time to part time, she was not constructively discharged. and the change did not constitute an adverse employment action sufficient to establish a prima facie case of ...

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Digital film bits on file-sharing network violated Copyright Act (access required)

The owner of copyrights to eight films was entitled to judgment against a defaulting defendant based on the proof attached to the complaint that the defendant had downloaded, copied and distributed digital bits of the copyrighted film files through a ...

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Parents of dead man filed claim before they were executors (access required)

Where the parents of a man killed by police officers filed an administrative claim before they were appointed their son’s executors, they failed to exhaust their remedies and their wrongful death suit is dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. ...

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Cybersquatting defendant must transfer domain to plaintiff (access required)

The plaintiff demonstrated the defaulting defendant violated the federal Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act. Background On July 24, 2018, plaintiff brought an in rem action for cybersquatting and trademark infringement against defendant FractalAnalyticsPro.com. . The clerk of court entered default on Oct. ...

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No jurisdiction over Russian national’s website (access required)

Record companies failed in their attempt to sue a Russian national who owns and operates two websites the plaintiffs allege are used for music piracy and copyright infringement because the defendant did not purposefully avail himself of the benefits and ...

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Job dissatisfaction won’t back constructive discharge (access required)

A woman’s ADA discrimination and retaliation claims against Fairfax County failed because she could not show she suffered an adverse employment action. There was no evidence she was forced to leave her job nor had she been singled out for ...

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Ex-employee fails to state claims against former employer and others (access required)

An 11-count discrimination suit brought by a former substance abuse counselor was dismissed because one defendant could not be sued and another was immune; the court did not have jurisdiction over some counts and others ran the statute of limitations, ...

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