Tag Archives: Judge Leonie Brinkema

Homeowners can’t demand production of original note (access required)

Homeowners cannot demand that the defendants produce the original note for inspection because such a demand is contrary to Virginia’s non-judicial foreclosure laws. In addition, the homeowners lack standing to contest the assignments of the deed, the appointment of substitute ...

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U.S. cannot claim sovereign immunity against torture claims (access required)

The United States cannot claim sovereign immunity against claims that Americans violated international law by subjecting plaintiffs to torture at the Abu Ghraib prison. While that ruling of first impression allowed a government contractor sued over its alleged involvement in ...

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Plaintiff entitled to return of stolen domain name (access required)

The court adopted the magistrate judge’s report finding a corporate plaintiff established that it owned the stolen domain name, which was unlawfully transferred by the defaulting defendant. Background Blackshore Properties Inc. filed this civil action against two defendants: John Doe, ...

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No relief for defendant convicted of aiding and abetting attempted murder (access required)

The court rejected a defendant’s argument that his conviction for aiding and abetting attempted murder does not qualify as a “crime of violence” under the §924(c)(3)(A) “force clause,” finding that just because an aspect of his conviction was attempted murder ...

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