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

Naming all LLC members not needed for diversity jurisdiction (access required)

A law firm suing its former client for unpaid legal services sufficiently alleged diversity jurisdiction by alleging the LLC defendant’s members are natural persons domiciled in Tennessee. Identifying the names of the members was not necessary. Background Gentry Locke Rakes ...

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Defendant may be told identity of confidential informant (access required)

The defendant was entitled to know the identity of the confidential informant who witnessed three controlled drug buys. Although the government argued an undercover officer could corroborate the buys and that it had audio and video of the transactions, these ...

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Evidence backs conclusion debtor purchased equipment (access required)

Where a dental equipment manufacturer failed to show the sole shareholder of a dental practice, and not the dental practice now in bankruptcy, purchased and owned the equipment, the extrinsic evidence supported the conclusion the purchaser was most likely the ...

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Former employee alleges adverse treatment based on sexual orientation (access required)

A former employee’s factual allegations that he was subjected to differing conduct and comments that were tied to his gender-nonconforming behavior and sexual orientation were sufficient to defeat an association’s motion to dismiss those claims. Background This matter is before ...

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Back in business: Jury trials resume in state, federal courts (access required)

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With elaborate preparations, Virginia courts are holding jury trials again, even in the midst of the pandemic. Henrico County was first, holding jury selection in a two-day drug case on Sept. 15. But Stafford County and the U.S. District Court ...

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