Tag Archives: Judge Mark Davis

No immunity for prison officials over inadequate medical care (access required)

Where necessary and effective medical treatment was a right clearly established in the law, the complaint plausibly alleged there was “no medical reason” to withhold treatment;  nor was there grounds for dismissal based on qualified immunity. Background Plaintiff’s complaint, filed ...

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Agreement gave arbitrator power to decide what issues must be arbitrated (access required)

Where an agreement contained a provision that required one party to submit all claims over $1,000 to arbitration but allowed the other party to pursue certain claims in court, and gave the arbitrator right to what disputes should go to ...

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Injured student could not assert 14th Amendment claim against school (access required)

A student who was significantly injured during gym class while playing a game that had previously injured students could not sue the school board for violating his right to bodily integrity because the school did not have a sufficiently special ...

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Jaguar’s tech infringement suit against Bentley goes forward (access required)

Jaguar’s patent for a terrain response technology that electronically controlled various vehicle subsystems to optimize a vehicle’s performance on different types of terrain was valid because the patent claims were not directed at an abstract concept and, if even if ...

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Pretrial production of business records was unnecessary (access required)

A defendant charged with conspiracy to defraud numerous individuals by pitching investment opportunities in various business entities was unable to subpoena documents from two business entities because he failed to demonstrate that the requested documents would be admissible, could not ...

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New York ad agency lack contacts with Virginia (access required)

A Virginia-based company cannot sue its New York-based advertising agency in Virginia because the agency did not have sufficient contacts with Virginia to be subject to personal jurisdiction here. Background New Venture Holdings LLC is a Virginia corporation and operates ...

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