Tag Archives: Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr.

Company’s effort to disqualify employee’s counsel fails (access required)

Where the company moved to disqualify counsel representing an employee in her civil rights case because it was representing a co-defendant in a separate case involving the company’s successor corporation, the motion was denied because there was no actual or ...

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Assets of pirate movie streaming site frozen (access required)

Where film companies showed that parties responsible for a pirate movie streaming website likely violated the Copyright Act and Lanham Act, thereby causing irreparable harm, the defendants’ assets were frozen. Background Plaintiffs—business entities involved in the film industry—seek a preliminary ...

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‘Limited fund’ settlement involving law school approved (access required)

Where there was “ample evidence” that Charlotte School of Law had limited funds to settle a class action over its compliance with the American Bar Association’s accreditation standards and the settlement was fair, reasonable and adequate, the court did not ...

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Assembly acts to fill new appeals court judgeships (access required)


A long-dormant proposal to expand the Court of Appeals of Virginia suddenly became a flashpoint issue this month as General Assembly Democrats prepared to fill an expected four new judicial seats while Republicans derided the initiative as a liberal “pack-the-court” ...

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Laches dooms injunctive relief challenge to absentee balloting (access required)

The plaintiffs’ delay in mounting a challenge to the absentee ballot process in Virginia because of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulted in injunctive relief being denied because of laches. Background On March 12, 2020, Gov. Ralph S. Northam declared a state ...

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Veterans’ organization lacks standing to challenge lack of online access to records (access required)

Where the government removed prior decisions involving corrections to military records from a website, but still made them available upon request, a veterans non-profit organization lacked standing to challenge the removal because it could still fulfill its mission. Furthermore, the ...

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Racial inquiry excised from Virginia marriage applications (access required)

Where the state registrar was unclear about the court’s prior ruling regarding a race question on marriage applications, the ruling was clarified and she was directed to excise the race inquiry from the applications. Background This matter comes before the ...

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