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Tag Archives: Judge David J. Novak

Prison, medical employees may be liable for detainee’s death (access required)

Where the administratrix for a detainee who died from gallstones sued prison and medical officials, their motions to dismiss were largely denied because the complaint plausibly alleged facts showing deliberate indifference, gross negligence and ordinary negligence. Background This action arises ...

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Court lacks jurisdiction over NC-based defendants (access required)

Where a company and individual sued for violations of the Lanham Act, defamation, tortious interference with plaintiffs’ prospective business advantages and relationships and business conspiracy did not purposefully avail themselves of the benefits and privileges of Virginia law, there was ...

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Class conditionally certified in FLSA overtime suit (access required)

Where call center workers submitted declarations to support their claims that a company-wide policy required them to work before the start of their shifts, through unpaid meal breaks and after their shifts ended, their motion for conditional certification was granted. ...

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