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Tag Archives: Judge M. Hannah Lauck

Circuit court judge didn’t discriminate against plaintiff (access required)

Where a plaintiff alleged that a circuit court judge allegedly called him “arrogant” that he “would not negotiate with the city” and that he had “gotten all the [d]ue process [he] would receive from” the court, these allegations did not ...

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City dodges unreasonable, illegal search claims (access required)

Where a woman plausibly alleged a Richmond detective used excessive and unreasonable force, arrested her without probable cause and illegally searched her purse and home without a warrant, but there were insufficient factual allegations that this was pursuant to an ...

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Claims vs. equine antibiotic manufacturer survive (access required)

Where a horse owner pleaded facts plausibly suggesting an equine antibiotic was defectively designed and manufactured, and that the manufacturer had notice of the defects but failed to warn customers, her claims may proceed to ­discovery. Background This four-count products ...

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Bank awarded damages, collateral from defaulting parties (access required)

Where a company and its sole member failed to make payments under eight trucking equipment financing agreements, a bank was awarded damages. As the defendants were unlikely to satisfy a judgment and had stopped communicating with their counsel, the bank ...

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Federal patent law preempts unjust enrichment claim (access required)

Where patent holder Columbia University in New York claimed the defendant was unjustly enriched when it allegedly used confidential information in proposals, but Columbia failed to show a confidential relationship existed as it pertained to the proposals, federal patent law ...

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Ex-officers cannot claim privilege for documents (access required)

Former corporate officers sued over an allegedly unlawful online lending scheme could not claim the protection of attorney-client privilege over documents between the company and its counsel, as the privilege was lost when the company changed management. U.S. District Judge ...

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Fourth Circuit RICO jurisdiction ruling applied (access required)

Where the Fourth Circuit previously held that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, Act allows a plaintiff to establish personal jurisdiction over a defendant by effectuating service over the defendant in any district in which the defendant resides, ...

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Corporate officers can’t claim privilege over documents (access required)

Where former corporate officers who were sued for an alleged unlawful online lending scheme claimed privilege over documents between the company and its counsel, the argument was denied because the privilege was lost when control of the company passed to ...

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