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

Lack of evidence dooms trade secret claims (access required)

Where one government contractor alleged a competitor misappropriated trade secrets in order to create a copycat website, but there was no evidence that the defendant government contractor directly shared trade secrets or acquired trade secrets through improper means, the defendants ...

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Forum-selection clause enforced to transfer case (access required)

Where the parties agreed that any dispute would be litigated in the Eastern District of Virginia, a company alleging fraudulent conduct in connection with cash advance agreements must litigate its claims in the EDVA. Although one count was not subject ...

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No federal question jurisdiction over contract dispute (access required)

Where parties disputed whether the plaintiff’s right to purchase an affordable housing development was triggered, there was no federal question jurisdiction. Although the housing development was created to take advantage of federal tax credits, resolution of the claims did not ...

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Nursing employee’s ADA claim proceeds (access required)

A nursing employee’s claims that her former employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, by failing to accommodate her disability survived a motion to dismiss filed by the employer. A motion to dismiss by an individual defendant in ...

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Tortious interference claim advances (access required)

A staffing company’s tortious interference claim against a competitor that allegedly engaged in “sharp dealing” when it persuaded two employees to breach their former employer’s valid restrictive covenants has survived a motion to dismiss. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne ...

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Argument between customer, postal worker nets defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Federal Tort Claims Act, personal injury Injuries alleged: Injury resulting in a permanent deformity of the pinky finger, disability Name of case: Blanco v. United States Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk ...

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Website copyright infringement suit dismissed (access required)

Where a company that sells bulk food products alleged a competitor deliberately copied its product categorization system and descriptions from its website, but the defendant lacked any meaningful contacts with Virginia, the copyright infringement suit was dismissed for lack of ...

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