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Tag Archives: Judge Robert E. Payne

No right for media to witness pre-execution steps (access required)

Although news organizations sought access to entire execution proceedings, the First Amendment does not support their argument that they must be allowed to witness the steps that precede an actual execution. Background The plaintiffs are news organizations that investigate and ...

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Washington Post succeeds in transferring Nunes’ libel suit to DC (access required)

Despite efforts by U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes to keep his defamation and conspiracy suit against The Washington Post in the Eastern District of Virginia, the suit was transferred to the District of Columbia federal court. The article at issue was ...

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Forum-selection clause enforced in warranty suit (access required)

Although the Virginia-based purchaser of a motorhome argued he would be “deprived of his day in court” or his ability to pursue claims under Virginia’s lemon-law if the forum-selection clause was enforced to transfer the case to Indiana, neither argument ...

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WARN Act’s ‘mobile worker’ definition not satisfied (access required)

Employees who alleged that General Dynamics Information Technology, or GDIT, violated the notice period for mass layoffs under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN Act, did not allege facts showing they were employed at a single site ...

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