Tag Archives: Judge Joel Hoppe

New counsel must ensure compliance with discovery (access required)

Where the defendant produced only four documents in response to plaintiff’s requests for production, and the plaintiff identified documents that should have been produced but were not, the defendant’s new counsel must ensure his client’s compliance with the federal rules. ...

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Winner on injunction not a ‘prevailing party’ (access required)

Although the plaintiffs obtained a preliminary injunction enjoining a Virginia statute that automatically suspended drivers’ licenses when persons failed to pay their court debt, and the statute was subsequently repealed by the General Assembly, their request as prevailing parties for ...

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Reference to statute insufficient for jurisdiction (access required)

Although a former tenant asserting a wrongful eviction claim repeatedly referenced the landlord’s participation in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, or LIHTC, program, his state-law claims did not turn on any embedded federal question, the complaint did not appear ...

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