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

Tax preparer’s use of plaintiff’s trademark was confusing (access required)

Where a tax preparation company offers similar services to those offered by the plaintiff, its use of the plaintiff’s trademark on a Facebook page and pamphlets had the tendency to confuse customers. Background Liberty Tax Service sues several defendants for ...

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Employee fired for belligerent behavior, not race or religion (access required)

Where the record showed the plaintiff was fired for his repeated belligerence and insubordination in the workplace, and that his race or religion played no role in the decision to fire him, his employer prevailed on bias and retaliation claims. ...

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Claims dismissed due to plaintiff’s own admission (access required)

Where an elementary school health aide’s own complaint included facts showing she was falling short of the school’s legitimate expectations, her disability and age discrimination claims were dismissed. Background Lolita Mattamu alleges that County of Fairfax discriminated against her in ...

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Guarantor wasn’t a ‘necessary and indispensable party’ (access required)

Where the defendant was sued for allegedly breaching conditions of a commercial lease relating to the construction and operation of a fitness club, and its corporate parent allegedly guaranteed the defendant’s performance, that didn’t make the corporate parent a “necessary ...

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Permissive joinder provides legal basis for counterclaim (access required)

Where the defendant was sued for breach of fiduciary duty, her counterclaim for unjust enrichment was proper under the permissive joinder rules. Background Plaintiff H99DT trustee filed a complaint in this court Nov. 23, 2020, bringing a single cause of ...

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