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Tag Archives: Judge M. Hannah Lauck

Substitute trustee can be sued for breach of fiduciary duty (access required)

Because the Eastern District of Virginia has previously recognized a cause of action for breach of fiduciary duty against a substitute trustee, the defendant was not fraudulently joined in the lawsuit. In addition, the defendant could not establish subject matter ...

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Virginia not required to disclose execution information (access required)

The Virginia Department of Corrections is not required to respond to the parts of non-party discovery that would be irrelevant or unduly burdensome, including disclosing the supplier of the chemicals the department uses in carrying out executions or the identities ...

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No jurisdiction over “semi-interactive” website (access required)

Because nothing in the record indicated defendant’s website targeted Virginians or that defendant engaged in business or other activity with Virginia, the plaintiff failed to establish a case for personal jurisdiction. Background Defendant, Ed Foster, IV, a Florida resident, began ...

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Transit authority sued for refusing to run advertisements (access required)

A group that opposes the use of dogs in medical experiments alleged facts that support its claims the Greater Richmond Transit Authority violated its First and Fourteenth rights by rejecting its advertisements. Background Plaintiff White Coat describes itself as a ...

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United States allowed to foreclose against real property (access required)

The United States previously obtained judgment against an individual who failed to pay taxes for 11 years. It now moved to foreclose real property owned by the defendant. The court granted the United States’ motion for summary judgment and ordered ...

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After state nonsuit, plaintiff states federal wage claim (access required)

A contract employee plausibly stated claims for FLSA violations and breach of contract based on allegations that his employer withheld two weeks of paychecks. Because the state court in his earlier-filed action on the same grounds had not made any ...

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