Tag Archives: Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr.

Qualified immunity for police who reasonably perceived danger (access required)

Where police officers reasonably perceived their lives were in danger when a pickup truck accelerated in their direction, they were entitled to qualified immunity for an objectively reasonable use of deadly force. Because the use of force was justified, they ...

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Terms clarified for patents involving threat detection technology (access required)

Disputed terms such as “packet(s),” “configured to” and “proxy system” in a patent case involving threat detection computer technology were resolved after a hearing. Background These matters come to the court on eight disputed terms found in the asserted claims ...

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Conductor’s ADA claim against railroad fails (access required)

Where Norfolk Southern did not fail to accommodate a conductor allegedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, the conductor failed to establish a viable nonconductor job that would have accommodated his disability. Background Plaintiff alleges that defendant failed to accommodate his ...

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Attorneys’ fees denied as case was not ‘exceptional’ (access required)

A plaintiff that successfully invalidated a patent held by the defendant was denied attorneys’ fees and costs because the defendant’s position was not objectively baseless or frivolous and the case was not “exceptional.” Background On May 17, 2018, the third ...

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In ERISA case, marriage can’t be attacked after spouse’s death (access required)

Whether a spouse who died lacked the mental capacity to enter into a marriage could not be challenged because under Virginia law, even assuming a decedent was mentally handicapped, the marriage could not be collaterally attacked after one spouse’s death. ...

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