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Tag Archives: Judge Leonie M. Brinkema

Multiple claims by former civilian employee dismissed (access required)

Where a man challenged various employment actions taken against him while he served as a civilian employee for the federal government, his multicount complaint was dismissed because the court lacked jurisdiction over some of the claims and the remaining claims ...

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Constitutional challenge of school COVID policy fails (access required)

All claims filed by parents challenging a now defunct Fairfax County Public School’s COVID quarantine policy have been dismissed by a Virginia federal court. The parents’ primary argument was that the policy violated equal protection because it treated their unvaccinated ...

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Equal Protection attack on school COVID policy fails (access required)

Where parents argued that a Fairfax school policy violated the Equal Protection Clause by treating their unvaccinated children differently from their vaccinated classmates, but the defendants relied on public health experts like the CDC in developing their quarantine policy, the ...

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Tainted strawberry provider liable for hepatitis damages (access required)

Where the provider of strawberries responsible for a hepatitis A outbreak claimed indemnification from the purchaser of the strawberries, the provider’s claim was denied because the court already held it must indemnify the purchaser, the strawberries did not satisfy specifications ...

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Sheriff deputies defeat excessive force claim (access required)

Where the undisputed facts showed that the plaintiff actively resisted Loudoun County sheriff deputies who were arresting him for failing to appear for a court appearance, the deputies acted reasonably and were granted summary judgment. Background Douglas Vaughn filed his ...

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Polo association defeats claims by player accused of bullying (access required)

Where a polo player was investigated for allegedly directing a racial slur toward a minor and then bullying him, but was cleared of the charges, his subsequent defamation, breach of contract and emotional distress claims against the investigating organization were ...

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Refusal to reinstate PCT application arbitrary (access required)

Where the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, refused to reinstate the plaintiffs’ patent cooperation treaty, or PCT, application after they paid the required fees, that was arbitrary and capricious. The office had granted relief to at least ...

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