U.S. District Court – Western District of Virginia

Von Bremen v. Lamie

In this bankruptcy case dating back to 1931, the 1928 federal judgment statute should apply in order to restore the appellants as unsecured creditors to the position they would have occupied absent the bankruptcy proceeding. In 2013, a dispute arose… Read More ›

Wubneh v. Hutchinson

Genuine issues of material fact remain as to whether a former Virginia Department of Corrections employee violated the Eighth Amendment rights of the plaintiff, an inmate. The defendant’s affidavit claims that he didn’t assault or use excessive force against the… Read More ›

Minke v. Page County, Va.

In this employment suit brought by a former county employee, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act doesn’t create a separate privilege allowing the County to refuse to produce discovery pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26. The Virginia General… Read More ›

Varner v. Roane

No reasonable jury could conclude that, in a consensual encounter between the plaintiff and a deputy sheriff, the deputy violated the Fourth Amendment by searching the plaintiff’s truck during that encounter. The plaintiff alleges that a drug dog used to… Read More ›

Wheeler v. Commonwealth

A reasonable jury could find that the the plaintiff, a former employee of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, suffered an objectively hostile or abusive work environment. Her manager engaged in unwanted physical contact on multiple occasions when he and… Read More ›

Sines v. Kessler

The court denies the defendant’s motion to quash the plaintiffs’ subpoenas to Twitter, GoDaddy.com, Cloudflare, and Hatreon. Construing the motion to quash as a protective order, the magistrate found that the defendant couldn’t claim any hardship under Federal Rule of… Read More ›

Harris v. Edem

A defendant who has received a discharge in bankruptcy does not become a nominal party for purposes of diversity and removal jurisdiction. In this personal injury suit, both parties are citizens of Virginia. The defendants maintain that, by virtue of… Read More ›

Scott v. Clarke (P)

This is a six-year-old Eighth Amendment class action concerning the long-term failure to provide adequate medical care to inmates at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. After years of litigation, the parties reached a detailed settlement agreement, approved by the… Read More ›