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Tag Archives: Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon

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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Convicted Blacksburg doctor largely denied post-trial relief (access required)

The court rejected virtually all of the post-trial motions filed by a doctor, finding there was sufficient evidence for the jury to convict him on nearly 70 counts of acquiring and possessing controlled substances by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery and deception. ...

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Claim over treatment of skin condition goes to jury (access required)

The court denied  a jail’s summary judgment motion on an inmate’s claims that his skin irritation was a serious medical need and the nurses were deliberately indifferent to his condition. Background Toby Joe Barley, a Virginia inmate proceeding pro se, ...

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