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Tag Archives: Judge Michael F. Urbanski

Company can’t avoid dismissal of its patent claims (access required)

A company that twice filed complaints asserting patent infringement and related claims based on its beverage dispending system couldn’t dodge a motion to dismiss by arguing it needed discovery. Its complaint, meanwhile, included only conclusory allegations and was dismissed. Background ...

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Workers’ comp act preempts claims arising from assault (access required)

An employee’s claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and negligent hiring and retention arising out of injuries allegedly suffered when he was assaulted by a co-worker, were precluded by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act ...

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Insurer awarded over $3.3 million in costs and fees  (access required)

Where the indemnity agreement obligated the defendant to satisfy the insurer’s “losses, costs, damages, attorneys’ fees and expenses,” the insurer was awarded over $3.3 million, after deductions for unreasonable and inconsistent redactions in its invoices. Background On July 3, 2020, ...

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Defendant may be told identity of confidential informant (access required)

The defendant was entitled to know the identity of the confidential informant who witnessed three controlled drug buys. Although the government argued an undercover officer could corroborate the buys and that it had audio and video of the transactions, these ...

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Former employee alleges adverse treatment based on sexual orientation (access required)

A former employee’s factual allegations that he was subjected to differing conduct and comments that were tied to his gender-nonconforming behavior and sexual orientation were sufficient to defeat an association’s motion to dismiss those claims. Background This matter is before ...

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