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Eastern District of Va.: No immunity for sexual-assault accuser (access required)

In a defamation suit, Defendant Jane Roe was not entitled to immunity for her statements in university proceedings accusing Plaintiff John Doe of sexual assault, though the court advised that the issue could be revisited at a later stage. The ...

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Nonprofit’s unattributed photos were fair use (access required)

Defendant Media Research Center Inc. did not infringe on Plaintiff Larry Philpot’s copyright by obtaining his photos from Wikimedia and using them without attribution on the Center’s own website. Philpot is a professional photographer who, as part of his work, ...

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Space Tourist’s Fraud and Breach Claims Survive Dismissal (access required)

Plaintiff Harald McPike, a wealthy adventurer seeking to become a space tourist, can proceed on claims of fraud and breach of contract against Defendant Zero-Gravity Holdings Inc., f/k/a Space Adventures, Ltd. In 2013, Space Adventures contracted to provide a circumlunar ...

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Forum – Breach of Contract – Settlement Agreement – Collective Bargaining Agreement (access required)

Fraternal Order of Police Metro Transit Police Labor Committee, Inc., v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) (VLW 017-3-447, 12pp.) (T.S. Ellis III, J.) 1:17cv644; E.D. Va. Motion to dismiss complaint for breach of contract arising from settlement agreement. Holding: ...

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Contractor Can Try Computer Fraud Claims Against Sub (access required)

In this dispute between a plaintiff and his company who subcontracted with defendant to supply labor on a Department of Defense contract, the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims for retaliation in violation of the ...

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