Federal Jurisdiction

Burrell v. Bayer Corp. (P)

In this North Carolina personal-injury suit, the plaintiff’s claims seeking damages for violation of state tort and products-liability law do not fall within the small class of cases in which state-law claims arise under federal law for purpose of federal-question… Read More ›

Kuntze v. Josh Enters. Inc.

In this wage-and-hour case, 4th Circuit precedent suggests that the half-time calculation of the “fluctuating workweek” payment method can apply to calculate damages in willful misclassification cases if all requirements for its application are satisfied. However, it would be premature for… 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 ›

Stewart v. Iancu (P)

Contrary to the district court’s holding, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-16(c)’s 180-day waiting period operates independently of the intake agency’s extended investigation window for amended complaints. Accordingly, the 180-day waiting period for filing a civil action, absent agency final action, begins with… Read More ›

Davison v. Randall (P)

The interactive component of a Facebook Page administrated by the Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors was a public forum, and the Chair engaged in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination when she banned the plaintiff from that forum. The plaintiff… Read More ›