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Tag Archives: Judge Raymond A. Jackson

Resolving duty to indemnify claim would interfere with underlying suit (access required)

Where liability has not yet been determined in the underlying wrongful death suit stemming from a fatal car accident, an insurer’s declaratory judgment action seeking a determination on the duty to indemnify was dismissed because of Article III concerns. However, ...

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Peanut farmers assert processors engaged in price fixing (access required)

Where a group of peanut farmers alleged that processors had a motive to depress the price of Runner peanuts, providing facts connecting issued price offers to the Runner peanut market and alleging efforts to coordinate price offers and conceal actual ...

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Elderly prisoner released early because of COVID-19 concerns (access required)

Where a bank robber suffered from serious health conditions that would render him virtually defenseless if he were to become infected with COVID-19, including chronic liver disease and a history of severe cardiac issues, he was excused from compliance with the ...

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Attorney’s bid for early release based on COVID vulnerability fails (access required)

A former tax attorney who pleaded guilty to bank and wire fraud was denied relief for a reduced sentence under the FIRST Step Act. Despite his claims of poor health and rehabilitation, he remains a threat to the community that ...

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Misappropriation, money laundering sufficiently alleged (access required)

An attempt by the former executive director of the Peninsula Airport Commission to dismiss multiple charges arising out of his alleged misapplication of public funds to guarantee a loan for a business partner failed because the superseding indictment sufficiently alleged ...

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Antipsychotic regimen ordered for schizophrenic (access required)

Where a defendant charged with kidnapping and other counts who was previously found incompetent to stand trial and refused to take oral medication for diagnosed schizophrenia, an antipsychotic regimen of injected drugs was ordered, as it would likely relieve his ...

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More than $10K in attorneys’ fees for discovery violation (access required)

Where the plaintiff previously prevailed on its motion to compel discovery and its counsel submitted a fee request, the court reviewed hourly rates for attorneys and paralegals with comparable experience and found the request acceptable for the Norfolk legal market. ...

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Court applies FIRST STEP Act to defendant’s sentence (access required)

Where the court acted pursuant to the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safety Transitioning Every Person Act, or FIRST STEP Act, passed by Congress in December 2018 to address the mass incarceration of persons sentenced when the Sentencing Guidelines were ...

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Collective action proceeds where claims are similar (access required)

Former IT employees who allege the defendants engaged in age discrimination can pursue their claims as a collective action because they held similar titles, are located in the same location and allege similar conduct. Although the defendants argued the differences ...

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