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Tag Archives: Judge Henry E. Hudson

Plaintiff’s false imprisonment case fails on numerous grounds (access required)

Where the charges against the plaintiff, who maintained his innocence in a missing person’s case, were ultimately dropped after he was arrested, extradited from Virginia to North Carolina and held in jail, his suit against various officials and entities for ...

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Second discrim suit survives motion to dismiss (access required)

Although the Virginia Department of Health argued a second failure-to-accommodate suit by an employee with cerebral palsy was barred by a prior release and settlement, or because the proposed accommodation was unreasonable, these arguments were rejected at the motion to ...

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Errors in search warrant affidavit were not intentional (access required)

Where a police officer might have been negligent in not reviewing certain records before submitting an affidavit in support of a search warrant, because there was no evidence the error was knowing or intentional and because the affidavit was otherwise ...

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No federal question jurisdiction over Virginia servicemember’s claim (access required)

Where a servicemember’s claim was brought under Virginia’s codification of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, resolution of that claim did not involve federal law as to provide federal question jurisdiction. Background This is a civil action alleging a ...

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Two abortion rules struck, remaining provisions upheld (access required)

Although two provisions of Virginia’s abortion statutes and regulations were invalidated or enjoined, the remaining provisions were upheld because they did not unduly burden a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. Background At issue in this case is ...

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Developer could not sue government contractor for copyright infringement (access required)

Where a developer created software to automate government defense contract review and the government later worked with a private company to create a derivative work using the software’s source code, the developer was barred from suing the company for copyright ...

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