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Tag Archives: Judge David J. Novak

Court lacks jurisdiction over foreign tire manufacturer

Where a wrongful death lawsuit asserted claims for negligence and breach of warranty against a tire’s foreign manufacturer, but there were no facts supporting the inference that company desired, intended or even expected that its product would reach Virginia consumers, ...

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Construction firm liable for unpaid ERISA contributions

Where a construction firm failed to file contribution reports and pay required contributions to a benefit fund, and failed to respond to the lawsuit, it was liable for the unpaid contributions, interest, liquidated damages and attorneys’ fees. Background Plaintiffs in ...

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Unhappy litigant’s suit vs. judges is dismissed

Where a woman sued three Fairfax County judges, after they ruled against her in connection with an eviction and related state-court proceedings, her suit was dismissed as an improper appeal of adverse state-court judgments and because of judicial immunity. Background ...

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Insurance companies sued for violating ERISA

Where two insurance companies sued for alleged breaches of fiduciary duties argued that the liquidating trustee lacked statutory standing under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA, their arguments were rejected. The company, as Plan administrator, operated ...

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