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Judge F. Bradford Stillman

Oct 26, 2010

Criminal – Habeas – ‘Actual Innocence’ – Child Sexual Abuse

An affidavit from an alleged victim of child sexual abuse crimes for which petitioner is serving a 51-year sentence, which purportedly states that petitioner did not “force” the minor to engage in sexual acts, does not support petitioner’s post-conviction motion which asserts his actual innocence, says a Norfolk U.S. District Court. Petitioner’s primary objection is […]

Oct 20, 2010

Civil Procedure – Request For Judicial Assistance – Paternity Test

A Norfolk U.S. District Court magistrate judge grants a Request for Judicial Assistance from a court in the Czech Republic and directs respondent to provide a DNA sample by mouth swab in compliance with a request for examination issued by the court in Svitavy, Czech Republic, in order to determine paternity. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. […]

Apr 13, 2010

Consumer Protection – Odometer Act – VCPA – Discovery – Protective Order

A Norfolk U.S. District Court denies a protective order to an automobile dealer to prevent plaintiff’s lawyer, who alleges the dealer’s sale of a “new” vehicle with hundreds of miles on the odometer violated the Federal Odometer Act and the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, from contacting other customers who purchased “demonstator” vehicles from the dealer. […]

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