U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Virginia

Ghaisar v. United States

In this wrongful-death and personal-injury suit, the parents of a man shot and killed by police failed to exhaust their administrative remedies, so their action must be dismissed. The man’s parents submitted an administrative claim to the Department of Interior… Read More ›

Marsh v. Curran

A plaintiff has sufficiently alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress arising from surreptitious recordings of his private conversations, which he claims were made by his ex-wife and her family and lawyers for use in their divorce proceedings. He has also… Read More ›

UMG Recordings Inc. v. Kurbanov

In this copyright infringement case, the court lacks personal jurisdiction over the defendant. The plaintiffs are 12 record companies, all Delaware companies with principal places of business variously in New York, California, and Florida. The defendant is a Russian national… Read More ›

United States v. Horma

Contrary to the defendant’s contentions, 18 U.S.C. 922(n) is not an unconstitutional violation of his Second Amendment right to keep a firearm for self-defense. The Fourth Circuit has held that the Second Amendment does not apply to “illegal” aliens, and… Read More ›

Pili v. Patel

Employees of a hotel in Richmond have plausibly alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, including that the defendant is a covered enterprise and that an employment relationship existed. The complaint alleges that the plaintiffs performed various tasks for… Read More ›

McDonald v. Robinson

In this lawsuit alleging a sham real-estate investment scheme, sanctions are appropriate against a pro se defendant who repeatedly failed to comply with discovery rules, deadlines, and court orders. The defendants repeatedly failed to make and then supplement their initial… Read More ›