Tag Archives: Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon

Request for voluntary dismissal did not prejudice defendants (access required)

Where multiple defendants moved to dismiss plaintiffs’ complaint with prejudice, plaintiffs were entitled to voluntarily dismiss their complaint without prejudice because they had never sought that relief before and defendants were not prejudiced by the prospect of a future action. ...

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Late expert disclosure was not ‘supplementation’ (access required)

A plaintiff who argued for inclusion of late “supplementation” of its earlier expert disclosure will not be allowed to rely upon the expert’s new opinions, as the “supplementation” was, in reality, untimely new opinions that would prejudice the defendant. Background ...

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Amicus briefs OK in support of ‘tree sitters’ (access required)

The court allowed an amicus brief from an attorney involved in “various anti-pipeline matters” and a Virginia Tech assistant professor in support of two unrepresented “tree sitters,” because the brief may provide the court with information and perspective in deciding ...

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Ex-student can proceed anonymously against university (access required)

The plaintiff, who alleged he was falsely accused of sexual assault, established the presumption of openness to judicial proceedings was outweighed by other factors, including the sensitive nature of the subject matter and the risk of retaliation to the plaintiff, ...

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