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Tag Archives: Judge Roderick C. Young

Disregard of court orders nets default judgment (access required)

An employee who filed an employment discrimination claim against his former employer was prejudiced when the company failed to respond to discovery despite repeated motions and court orders. U.S. District Judge Roderick C. Young rejected the defendant’s argument that discovery ...

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Discovery failures result in default judgment on liability (access required)

Where a defense contractor that was sued for employment discrimination failed to make its initial disclosures and failed to respond to discovery despite a court order, and these actions prejudiced the former employee, a default judgment was entered on liability. ...

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Inventorship dispute can’t be decided on summary judgment (access required)

Where the parties disputed who was responsible for contributing to the creation of a certain idea in a patent, and whether that idea was important to the overall patent, the dispute over inventorship could not be resolved on summary judgment. ...

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Bid for early release rejected based on history of violations (access required)

Where a defendant seeking compassionate release due to Covid previously violated the conditions of his supervised release by committing additional crimes, including possession with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, his motion was denied. ...

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