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

In camera review doesn’t back deliberate process claim (access required)

Although the Council on Environmental Quality, or CEQ, claimed the production of dozens of unredacted documents would chill speech, stifle “frank and open discussions” and confuse the public, an in camera review did not support these assertions. Background Southern Environmental ...

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Appealing party can’t avoid superseas bond requirement (access required)

A defendant attempting to challenge a significant damages award failed to escape a requirement that it post a supersedeas bond. The defendant could not demonstrate it would be irreparably harmed by posting the bond, the plaintiff would be prejudiced without ...

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Evidentiary hearing scheduled over alleged forged documents (access required)

Where the defendants presented “credible evidence” that alleged employment agreements on which plaintiffs based their claims of breach and conspiracy to steal trade secrets were forgeries, an evidentiary hearing will be held to determine if a fraud was perpetrated upon ...

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Plaintiffs may amend complaint to name correct corporate entity (access required)

Where the plaintiffs seeking coverage for the fire damage to their home failed to name the correct defendant within the time required, because the proper entity within the corporate family had notice of the suit and would not suffer prejudice, ...

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Former Liberty student’s 13-count complaint dismissed (access required)

Where a former student brought 13 claims against Liberty University after being expelled from a doctoral program after disputes about her internships, all of her claims were dismissed, including those alleging breach of contract, negligence, tortious interference, fraud, defamation and ...

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