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Officials dodge contempt for ‘technical’ violation (access required)

Where a prior consent order between the parties required prison officials to provide a detainee with “prepackaged kosher meals that contain an acceptable kosher certification” from an agreed-upon list of entities, and the prison instead cooked the meals in its ...

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‘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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