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Tag Archives: Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr.

Record supports sanctions ordered by magistrate judge (access required)

Where a party demonstrated a lack of good faith by repeatedly violating the court’s discovery orders, its conduct caused its own counsel to make misleading statements and obstruct meaningful discovery, and the defendants suffered prejudice, a magistrate judge’s sanctions order ...

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Poor health, high-risk pregnancy result in compassionate release (access required)

Where the defendant had served the majority of her original sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and her medical conditions combined with a high-risk pregnancy warranted a reduction in her prison term, her motion for compassionate release was granted. Background ...

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Plaintiff seeks payment for providing top-secret personnel (access required)

Although a contractor used personnel with top-secret clearances provided by the plaintiff to provide services to the government, and there was an expectation of compensation, because the amount of compensation was disputed a jury will decide if the contractor is ...

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Plaintiff’s own allegations doom age discrimination claim (access required)

Although a former executive administrative assistant alleged she was terminated because of her age, her own complaint stated her position was eliminated because much of her job had been absorbed by advances in technology and that other tasks were dispersed ...

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Plaintiff’s age discrimination case fails (access required)

A federal judge has ruled against a former executive administrative assistant who alleged age discrimination in her workplace, saying that the plaintiff’s complaint acknowledged her position was eliminated due to advances in technology. As a result, a motion for summary ...

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Employee fired for belligerent behavior, not race or religion (access required)

Where the record showed the plaintiff was fired for his repeated belligerence and insubordination in the workplace, and that his race or religion played no role in the decision to fire him, his employer prevailed on bias and retaliation claims. ...

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Claims dismissed due to plaintiff’s own admission (access required)

Where an elementary school health aide’s own complaint included facts showing she was falling short of the school’s legitimate expectations, her disability and age discrimination claims were dismissed. Background Lolita Mattamu alleges that County of Fairfax discriminated against her in ...

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Guarantor wasn’t a ‘necessary and indispensable party’ (access required)

Where the defendant was sued for allegedly breaching conditions of a commercial lease relating to the construction and operation of a fitness club, and its corporate parent allegedly guaranteed the defendant’s performance, that didn’t make the corporate parent a “necessary ...

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Permissive joinder provides legal basis for counterclaim (access required)

Where the defendant was sued for breach of fiduciary duty, her counterclaim for unjust enrichment was proper under the permissive joinder rules. Background Plaintiff H99DT trustee filed a complaint in this court Nov. 23, 2020, bringing a single cause of ...

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