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

School’s misconduct procedures did not violate due process (access required)

Where four male students were suspended or expelled from Virginia Tech after they were accused of sexual misconduct, they could not sue the school for due process violations because they did not have a protected liberty or property interest in ...

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Expert testimony regarding diminished market value excluded (access required)

In an action to determine just compensation for the taking of certain property for the construction of a natural gas pipeline, where landlords were unable to offer testimony regarding the diminished market value of their property, the motion to exclude ...

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Claims of employee who falsified documents dismissed (access required)

Where a water waste treatment plant employee was terminated after falsifying official documents by back-dating them, he could not sue for discrimination because he could not demonstrate that the reasons for his termination were pretextual. Background In 2006, Henry Sliwinski, ...

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Cases stayed pending transfer to multi-district litigation (access required)

Where two Virginia counties separately sued a group of opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in causing the opioid crisis, their motions to remand the actions back to state court were stayed pending a decision on whether the cases ...

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Continuance granted based on Sixth Amendment concerns (access required)

Where a defendant’s motion for continuance of trial had already been denied, defense counsel’s pattern of delay raises Sixth Amendment effective assistance concerns and the defendant’s motion for reconsideration and continuance was granted in order to give him sufficient time ...

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Prosecutor’s press conference did not violate patient’s rights (access required)

Where a commonwealth’s attorney disclosed the fact that a psychiatric patient had psychological issues and had not taken his medication on the day he was shot by a hospital security guard, the patient’s guardian was unable to state a claim ...

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