Tag Archives: Judge Thomas T. Cullen

Ex-UVA student gets evidentiary hearing in habeas appeal (access required)

A former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in 2012 was granted an evidentiary hearing on whether the jury was improperly given a dictionary during deliberations to resolve confusion over the meaning of “malice.” Although the ...

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Evidentiary hearing scheduled over alleged forged documents (access required)

Where the defendants presented “credible evidence” that alleged employment agreements on which plaintiffs based their claims of breach and conspiracy to steal trade secrets were forgeries, an evidentiary hearing will be held to determine if a fraud was perpetrated upon ...

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A claim of forgery: Judge wants check of authenticity of noncompete agreements (access required)


A federal judge has put on hold the usual motion to dismiss in a noncompete and trade secrets case to let the parties explore whether the alleged noncompete agreements were actually signed by the departed employees. Those employees – sales ...

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Blurring of corporate formalities supports veil piercing claim (access required)

Where the sole shareholders of corporate defendants allegedly used personal funds and jewelry to pay the corporations’ business expenses, abandoned formalities and used the corporate defendants to pay for personal obligations, those allegations were sufficient to support the veil piercing ...

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