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Tag Archives: Judge Roderick C. Young

Delay in trial didn’t violate Sixth Amendment rights (access required)

Where a trial delay was caused by several factors beyond the government’s control, including COVID-19, defendant’s medical problems and a weather-related travel delay, and the defendant showed no resulting prejudice, his motion to dismiss the indictment on speedy trial grounds ...

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Court lacks jurisdiction over trade secret suit (access required)

Where a company that provides specialized occupational training was wholly owned by an individual who primarily worked in Virginia, its suit alleging defendants stole trade secrets was dismissed because one of the defendants resided in Virginia, meaning there was no ...

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‘Lost and irreplaceable’: Employee sanctioned over spoliation (access required)

Destruction of evidence concept

A federal court has sanctioned an employee who deleted electronically stored information, or ESI, from his former employer’s computers after receiving a litigation hold letter when he was fired for starting a competing company with several co-workers. Judge Roderick C. ...

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Wrongful death liability dispute belongs in state court (access required)

Where an engineering company disputed whether it was liable for a wrongful death and serious personal injury, but the controversy could be settled in a pending Pennsylvania state court liability action, a declaratory judgment complaint was dismissed. Background On Nov. ...

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