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Tag Archives: Judge Raymond A. Jackson

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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Individual and collective actions for same claim not OK (access required)

Where a plaintiff opted-in to a collective employment discrimination action after filing an individual employment discrimination action containing overlapping claims and allegations, the plaintiff was dismissed from the collective action. Background Joseph H. Andreana is the named plaintiff in a ...

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Choice of venue clause required remand to state court (access required)

By irrevocably consenting to the jurisdiction of the court in which the proceeding is brought, a sports agent with Paramount Sports & Entertainment Management effectively consented to state court jurisdiction, where the dispute over commissions was first brought. Background Defendant is ...

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Government can continue forced medication of defendant (access required)

The court denied the defendant’s motion for a hearing at this stage and found, based upon a Bureau of Prisons psychiatric report, that defendant had a substantial probability of regaining competency if medicated another 120 days. Background Defendant was charged ...

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Suit by subcontractor’s lender against a general contractor survives (access required)

Although the subcontractor’s lender’s conversion and unjust enrichment claims against a general contractor were barred by the economic loss rule, its fraud claims were not affected by the rule because they involved omissions prior to the contract. Background Defendant W.M. ...

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Defense counsel disqualified for potential conflict (access required)

In granting a motion to disqualify, the court found defense counsel’s representation of a government witness in an unrelated investigation presented a serious potential conflict in a tax fraud and money laundering case because the attorney might have obtained information ...

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Onerous provisions removed from FLSA settlement (access required)

Employees settled Fair Labor Standards Act claims regarding overtime pay after the court required removal of “unreasonable” provisions on confidentiality and liquidated damages. Background On July 14, 2015, plaintiff Wayne Brockman filed his initial complaint against defendants Keystone Newport News ...

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Despite exemplary record, inmate’s motion to vacate denied (access required)

Although an inmate had an exemplary record during his 22 years in prison, the court denied his motion to vacate his conviction because the government opposed it. Background On March 5, 1997, after a week-long jury trial, Marty Lorenzo Wright ...

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