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Tag Archives: Judge David J. Novak

Video game owners prevail in copyright suit (access required)

Where owners of electronic skill-based games alleged that defendants purchased and used illicit versions of their games, the owners’ motion for default judgment on their Copyright Act claims was granted. But the owners were denied willful statutory damages because there ...

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Suit filed over unpaid Covid healthcare staffing invoices (access required)

Where two companies alleged a third company failed to pay them for medial staffing services to the states of Idaho and Washington to alleviate hospital staffing and supply shortages caused by COVID-19, they plausibly alleged claims for fraud and conversion. ...

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Doctor wasn’t deliberately indifferent to detainee (access required)

Where the mother of man who died from gallstones while in prison sued numerous individuals, the majority of her claims against the prison doctor were dismissed because the facts did not support claims for deliberate indifference or gross negligence. Background ...

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Attorney disqualified from representing claimants (access required)

Where the Social Security Administration, or SSA, disqualified an attorney from representing disability claimants before the agency because he had been disbarred by two state bars, and the attorney challenged that decision on multiple grounds, each of his challenges was ...

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Court lacks jurisdiction over tire defendant (access required)

Where the administrator for a man killed when his tire failed sued multiple companies for negligence and products liability, the court lacked jurisdiction over one company with no meaningful contacts with Virginia. The company’s contacts were so lacking, moreover, that ...

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