Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: Judge Norman K. Moon

‘Nondelegable’: Wife won’t face housing bias claims alone

A husband’s attempt to foist upon his wife any potential liability for alleged violations of state and federal housing discrimination laws at a property they co-own was thwarted in federal court. After learning that a tenant couple was expecting a ...

Read More »

Race bias suit against school board proceeds

An assistant principal’s hostile workplace, constructive discharge and retaliation claims have survived dismissal in federal court after a county school board ignored the racial discrimination she allegedly experienced in the wake of the board’s implementation of an anti-racism policy. The ...

Read More »

Photographer can seek actual damages for alleged copyright violation

Where a photographer suing for unauthorized use of his photograph failed to disclose his actual damages in his Rule 26 disclosures, but the defendant was aware the photographer was seeking such damages, had information regarding such damages well before trial ...

Read More »

Destruction of relevant evidence results in dismissal

Where an employee spoliated electronically stored information, and the missing evidence could not be restored or replaced by the parties’ good-faith effort, the employee was denied leave to amend his complaint, resulting in the effective dismissal of his suit. Background ...

Read More »

Co-landlord can’t dismiss tenants’ fair housing suit

Where tenants alleged their husband-and-wife landlords violated federal and Virginia law by stating a discriminatory policy or preference against renting to families with children, and the husband argued all the communications were only with the wife, his motion to dismiss ...

Read More »

Voluntary surrender doesn’t moot cancellation claim

Where defendants argued a company lacked standing to assert a trademark cancellation claim because they had voluntarily surrendered the trademark, the court rejected that argument. The company alleged it was damaged prior to the voluntary surrender, which was sufficient to ...

Read More »