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Tag Archives: Judge Henry E. Hudson

Attempt to wound officer forecloses excessive force claim (access required)

Where a woman previously pleaded “no contest” to the charge of attempted malicious wounding of a police officer, her conviction foreclosed her subsequent excessive force claim against the officer for his conduct after she attempted to wound him.  Background On ...

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Lack of evidence dooms tortious interference claim (access required)

Although the plaintiff pleaded facts showing a valid contract or business expectancy, defendant’s knowledge of that relationship and resulting damages, it failed to show the defendant purposefully interfered with the relationship. Background Plaintiff filed its amended complaint May 23, 2020, ...

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Lloyd’s syndicates treated like limited partnerships (access required)

Although the Fourth Circuit has not addressed whether a Lloyd’s syndicate is more like a trust or a limited partnership, this court follows the approach adopted by five circuits, which treats the syndicates like limited partnerships. As such, defendants were ...

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Teacher’s claim of sexual harassment by student proceeds (access required)

A special education teacher can go forward with a hostile work environment claim against a school board on allegations that a student touched her genitals and lifted her dress in front of a class and that the sexual contact was ...

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Plaintiffs lack standing to bring Medicaid reimbursement suit (access required)

Plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge changes to Virginia’s Medicaid reimbursement rates and their applicability to emergency rooms and hospital readmissions via a declaratory judgment action. Background This suit involves the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Medicaid reimbursement rates and their applicability to ...

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Damages awarded for copyright violations of rock star photos (access required)

Where the defendant committed at least three copyright violations by failing to obtain licenses for the use of photos of Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page, the plaintiff was awarded $1,500 per violation, as allowed by statute, plus a ...

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