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Tag Archives: Judge Glen E. Conrad

Perfection of liens puts bank first in line of priority of liens over personal property (access required)

In prioritizing competing liens on personal property, the court found a bank’s interests were superior to those of the Internal Revenue Service, which had tax liens against the property, because it had perfected its interests first. Background On Dec. 18, ...

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Non-arbitrable claims stayed pending arbitration (access required)

The parties’ dispute involves alleged unpaid invoices. The court previously granted defendants’ motion to compel arbitration on one count of a multi-count complaint. The defendant then moved to refer the case to arbitration or to stay the remaining claims. The ...

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Bon Mots: May 2018 Edition (access required)

As seasoned attorneys know, the lofty principles that attract aspiring lawyers can quickly be overshadowed by client emergencies, Sisyphean scheduling conundrums, unreasonable opposing counsel, billing targets, intrafirm politics, and understaffed courts. But from time to time, our esteemed judges take ...

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4th Cir.: Faulty permit filings foreclosed property interest (access required)

When a BMW store applied for a renovation permit but then performed a demolition instead, the City of Rockville, Maryland, revoked the previously-granted permit. The company’s initial permit applications contained material misrepresentations, so it had no property interest that could ...

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WDVA: Oral “settlement” no basis to refuse discovery (access required)

A settlement agreement allegedly procured by the defendant’s “debt negotiator” will not be enforced, and the defendant must produce responsive documents in compliance with the court’s most recent discovery order. Background Plaintiff Innotec LLC sued Defendant Visiontech Sales and its ...

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WDVA: Contract’s USERRA waiver could be invalid (access required)

A veteran waived his right to bring USERRA claims against his employer by signing a general release in a severance agreement, but further inquiry was necessary as to how the consideration for this release compared to benefits he would have ...

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WDVA: Limited jurisdictional discovery needed in patent suit (access required)

Outstanding stream-of-commerce issues prevented the court from immediately ruling on the defendant’s claim that the court lacked personal jurisdiction. Background Plaintiff MYA Saray LLC manufactures and distributes tobacco products, including hookahs and accessories. The company also owns a number of ...

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WDVA: Court abstains in Chinese bride’s support suit (access required)

The court was constrained to abstain from claims by a lawful permanent resident, in divorce proceedings with her estranged American husband, who sought to enforce the Affidavit of Support her husband had executed when they married pursuant to the Immigration ...

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