U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Virginia

King v. Darden

In this civil-rights actions, the plaintiff fails to establish all the elements of his claim that the defendants conspired to unlawfully arrest and prosecute him for engaging in election fraud. Here, the plaintiff sued a county commonwealth’s attorney and an… Read More ›

Gratz v. Gratz

In this action asserting several business tort claims, the court will exercise specific personal jurisdiction, though not general jurisdiction, over the defendant, who is the plaintiff’s stepmother. In a nutshell, the plaintiff claims that his stepmother intentionally drove a wedge… Read More ›

Khavkin v. Clarke

The court will not dismiss the pending petition for habeas corpus. The petitioner contends that his trial counsel had a conflict of interest and that, as a result, counsel coerced him to plead guilty. Sufficient evidence exists to show at… Read More ›

Owusu-Boakye v. Barr

Because of evidence that the plaintiff’s spouse had previously entered into a sham marriage for the purpose of evading U.S. immigration law, the Board of Immigration Appeals properly denied the plaintiff’s petition to grant his spouse a visa. Record evidence… Read More ›

Dynex Capital Inc. v. Quilling

In this decades-long dispute arising from breach-of-contract litigation against the plaintiff, the court will abstain from exercising jurisdiction over the plaintiff’s claim for declaratory judgment, due to litigation already pending in Texas state court. First, Texas has a greater interest… Read More ›

United States v. Jackson

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016 decision in McDonnell v. United States, defendant Vernon Jackson’s 2006 convictions for bribery and conspiracy must be vacated. In 2006, the defendant pled guilty to bribing and conspiring to bribe a former U.S…. Read More ›

Koontz v. Jording

The plaintiff alleges that two of her former supervisors at Home Depot defamed her and tortiously interfered with her employment by falsely stating multiple times that the plaintiff was separated from her employment at Home Depot due to her arrest… Read More ›