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

Sufficient evidence supports convictions for sex and drug trafficking (access required)

The court concluded there was sufficient evidence to support the convictions for sex trafficking and related drug counts. However, as a result of a Fourth Circuit decision issued after trial and post-trial briefing, the court granted the defendant’s motion for ...

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Defamation, due process suit against superintendent proceeds (access required)

A school superintendent who allegedly insinuated the former Chief Technology and Information Officer, or CTIO, engaged in dishonest conduct will face claims for defamation and denial of due process for failing to provide the employee a hearing before the information ...

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Pipeline’s federal preemption claim against regulations was ripe (access required)

Where a pipeline was denied permits for construction based on zoning regulations that had been enacted so that the county could participate in the National Flood Insurance Program, the regulations did not thereby achieve the status of federal law, and ...

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Employees terminated after plant closure could sue as a class (access required)

Employees who were laid off when the manufacturing facility they worked at was closed and claimed that their employer failed to provide adequate notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act could bring a class action suit against their ...

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Non-diverse defendant not indispensable (access required)

Where the addition of a new defendant destroyed the court’s diversity jurisdiction and the plaintiff had already obtained a preliminary injunction against another defendant, the non-diverse defendant was severed from the case because, despite having an agency relationship with a ...

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Claims against CEO for alleged business torts to proceed (access required)

A CEO whose company employed a person allegedly bound by restrictive covenants has been sued by the former employer for tortious interference with contract and business expectancies, statutory conspiracy and aiding and abetting a breach of fiduciary duty. Background The ...

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No jurisdiction over purchaser of manufacturer of allegedly defective product (access required)

A woman claiming she was injured by a right hip implant failed to demonstrate a defendant that purchased the company that manufactured the allegedly defective product was subject to personal jurisdiction in Virginia. Background On or about Jan. 11, 2010, ...

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Anonymity not justified to protect reputation (access required)

Where a student’s claims against her university were based on allegations that students and professors at the university falsely maligned her as being mentally disturbed, the potential harm to the student’s professional reputation did not outweigh the public’s interest in ...

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Fee award reduced due to excessive time spent on motion (access required)

Where a defendant was entitled to an award of attorney’s fees because the court had granted the defendant’s motion to compel, the requested fees were reduced because the amount of time defendant’s counsel spent on the motion was excessive given ...

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