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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court – Eastern District

Judge rejects broad discovery objections in FCRA case (access required)

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Overruling general objections and citing a defendant’s ‘strained and untenable’ view of a jurisdiction issue, a federal judge ordered expansive discovery for a pair of would-be class action plaintiffs seeking penalties for alleged background check violations. The judge’s opinion will ...

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School board did not discriminate against teacher (access required)

Where a pre-K special education teacher was not meeting the expectations of the Arlington County School Board, no adverse employment action was taken against him and he did not show he was treated differently from similarly situated employees outside of ...

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Plaintiff’s false imprisonment case fails on numerous grounds (access required)

Where the charges against the plaintiff, who maintained his innocence in a missing person’s case, were ultimately dropped after he was arrested, extradited from Virginia to North Carolina and held in jail, his suit against various officials and entities for ...

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Defendant didn’t own waterslide at time of injury (access required)

Where the record demonstrated the defendant did not own or operate a waterslide at the time of a woman’s alleged injury, and she offered no evidence or testimony establishing notice of an unsafe condition, the defendant was granted summary judgment. ...

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‘Procedural ploy’ was not filed in good faith (access required)

Where the plaintiffs initially filed suit in Illinois despite the fact that there was no personal jurisdiction over the defendants there, their subsequent Virginia suit, filed after the expiration of the two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases, was ...

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Claims in suit over involuntary confinement narrowed (access required)

Where a man had been previously confined against his will and prescribed antipsychotic and other medication over his objections, numerous claims in his subsequent suit against doctors and others were dismissed. His request for appointment of counsel due to deteriorating ...

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More than $10K in attorneys’ fees for discovery violation (access required)

Where the plaintiff previously prevailed on its motion to compel discovery and its counsel submitted a fee request, the court reviewed hourly rates for attorneys and paralegals with comparable experience and found the request acceptable for the Norfolk legal market. ...

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Long-running patent dispute with Columbia remains in court (access required)

Although Symantec argued the remaining patent claims in a six-year dispute with the trustees of Columbia University were invalid because they constitute specific improvements in computer functionality, its bid for judgment was rejected because the remaining claims were viewed as ...

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