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Sovereign Immunity – Eleventh Amendment – Age Discrimination (access required)

Drewery v. Portsmouth City School Board (VLW No. 017-3-451, 14 pp.) (Smith, C.J.) 2:17-cv-20; E.D. Va. Holding:  For purposes of sovereign immunity, Virginia school boards act as independent local government agencies, not as arms of the state, and thus are ...

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Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Federal Question – Choice of Law – Contracts – Federal Land (access required)

Jaaat Technical Services LLC v. Tetra Tech Tesoro, Inc. (VLW No. 017-3-452, 22 pp.)(Lauck, J.) 3:15-cv-235; E.D.Va. Holding:  Because the parties’ choice-of-law clause, which provides that Virginia law applies to any contract disputes, is enforceable, Virginia law applies. As a ...

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Preliminary Injunction – Employees – Trade Secrets – Confidentiality (access required)

Integrated Global Services Inc. v. Mayo (VLW No. 017-3-468, 18 pp.) (Lauck, J.) 3:17-cv-563; E.D. Va. Holding: Where an employee executed a confidentiality agreement with his employer governing the use, non-disclosure and return of company information and property but, upon ...

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Motion for Sanctions – Failure to Convey Settlement Offer – Reasonable Fees (access required)

Blowers v. Lerner (VLW No. 017-3-469, 17 pp.)(Lee, J.) 1:15-cv-889; E.D. Va. Holding:  On a motion for sanctions against respondent opposing plaintiff’s counsel for failure to convey a settlement offer, the court may after dismissing substantive claims retain jurisdiction to ...

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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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Fourth Amendment – Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure – Military Rule of Evidence 315(d) – Probable Cause – Exclusion – Good Faith Exception (access required)

U.S. v. Gregory Kyle Seerden (VLW 017-3-446,18pp.) (Raymond A. Jackson, J.) 2:17cv67; E.D. Va. Motion to suppress evidence obtained through search of cellular telephone following indictment on four counts related to child pornography. Holding: Where a first warrant for a ...

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Consolidated Securities Fraud Action – Appointment of Lead Plaintiff – Conflict of Interest (access required)

Alexander Rice, Individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated, et al., v. Genworth Financial Incorporated, et al. (VLW 017-3-428, 36pp.) (Robert E. Payne, S.J.) 3:17cv59; E.D. Va. Two motions in a consolidated securities fraud action seek appointment as ...

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