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Guadagno v. Astrue

U.S. District Court, WDNY Attorney’s Fees Block-Billing Guadagno v. Astrue 10-cv-6348 Judge Telesca Background: The plaintiff brought the action against the commissioner of Social Security after she was denied Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income. The parties had stipulated ...

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Vermette v. Verizon Wireless

U.S. District Court, WDNY Discrimination Retaliation — Pretext Vermette v. Verizon Wireless 09-CV-6085 Judge Telesca Background: The plaintiff alleged that the defendant had retaliated against her for complaining of gender and racial discrimination by demoting her, denying her pay increases, ...

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NXIVM Corporation v. Doyes

U.S. District Court, WDNY Sealing Court Records Standard NXIVM Corporation v. Doyes 11-MC-6009L Judge Larimer Background: The plaintiff sought to compel the deposition of a nonparty witness. The witness responded by filing a motion to quash the subpoena served upon ...

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United States v. Briggs, et al.

U.S. District Court, WDNY Electronically Stored Information Criminal Proceedings — File Format United States v. Briggs, et al. 10-cr-184S Judge Scott Background: Over 20 defendants had been charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, money laundering and other unlawful monetary transactions. ...

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Lufthansa Technik AG v. Astronics Corporation

U.S. District Court, WDNY Duplicative Litigation Court Authority to Dismiss Lufthansa Technik AG v. Astronics Corporation 11-cv-628A Judge Arcara Background: The plaintiff sued the defendant, a Washington State company, in Germany for patent infringement. The plaintiff sought discovery from a ...

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Discrimination — Hostile Work Environment: Hilton v. Bedford Paving LLC, et al.

U.S. District Court, WDNY Discrimination — Hostile Work Environment Retaliation Hilton v. Bedford Paving LLC, et al. 08-cv-6552 CJS Judge Siragusa Background: The plaintiff brought a Title VII action against the defendants claiming that the defendants’ racial discrimination created a hostile ...

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Failing to Attend Deposition: Carlson v. Geneva City School District, et al.

U.S. District Court, WDNY Failing to Attend Deposition Sanctions Carlson v. Geneva City School District, et al. 08-cv-6202-CJS Judge Siragusa Background: The defendant objected to the imposition of sanctions for failing to appear at a deposition. The magistrate ordered that ...

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Fuller v. Brown

U.S. District Court, WDNY ‘Habeas’ Relief Enhanced Sentencing — Prior Convictions Fuller v. Brown 10-cv-00367 Judge Telesca Background: The petitioner filed for a writ of habeas corpus challenging the constitutionality of his custody following a conviction for attempted burglary in ...

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local No. 264 and 375 v. Nason’s Delivery Inc.

U.S. District Court, WDNY Preliminary Injunction Irreparable Harm — Success on the Merits International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local No. 264 and 375 v. Nason’s Delivery Inc. 11-cv-186S Judge Skretny Background: The plaintiff sought a preliminary injunction and a restraining order against ...

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