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Tag Archives: Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon

‘Neither large nor complex’: Attorneys’ fees, costs reduced in collection suit (access required)

Chess piece being knocked down

A couple was awarded attorneys’ fees and costs after a defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, by attempting to collect a disputed debt from them despite notice from their attorney. The federal district court, however, said ...

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Jury awards defendant more than $520K in pipeline suit (access required)

Type of action: Eminent domain Injuries alleged: Loss in value to property remaining after condemnation due to pipeline project easement corridor Name of case: Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC v. Terry Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, ...

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Attorneys’ fees, costs awarded in collection suit (access required)

Where the court previously held the defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, by attempting to collect a disputed debt from a couple despite notice from their attorney, the couple were awarded attorneys’ fees and costs. But ...

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Potential criminal prosecution will not be enjoined (access required)

Where the plaintiff moved to enjoin a possible criminal prosecution by the Augusta County Commonwealth Attorney for violating Virginia Code § 18.2-186.4, which makes it unlawful to publish a person’s name, photograph or home address when the publisher acted “with ...

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IRS can’t be sued for negligent refund processing (access required)

Internal Revenue Service

Where the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, negligently deposited a tax refund into a fraudulent account despite being warned in time to stop it, a taxpayer’s negligence suit was barred by sovereign immunity. The government moved to dismiss on the ...

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Medical assistant can pursue race discrimination claim (access required)

Where a former medical assistant for the University of Virginia Medical Center alleged her termination was the result of race discrimination, at the motion to dismiss stage UVA could not rely on her termination document to argue that she was ...

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