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Virginia Computer Forensics Cases

Animators At Law v. Capital Legal Solutions

This is the type of case that we typically see at AVM Technology, LLC. ¬†An employee leaves his/her employer to start a competing company. ¬†Usually in these situations, the employee may take other employees as well as confidential and/or proprietary … Continue reading

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US v Manafort

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, v. PAUL J. MANAFORT, Defendant. Criminal Action No. 1:18-cr-83 This case involves Defendant Paul Manafort’s motion to suppress evidence recovered from a search of his residence on grounds that (i) the warrant did not clearly describe … Continue reading

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FINMECCANICA S.P.A v. General Motors

2007 WL 4143074 Only the Westlaw citation is currently available. United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Alexandria Division. FINMECCANICA S.P.A., et al., Plaintiffs, v. GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION, Defendant. Opinion MEMORANDUM OPINION JAMES C. CACHERIS, District Judge. *1 This matter is … Continue reading

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Cargill, Inc. v. C & P Towing Co., Inc.

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Norfolk Division. CARGILL, INC., Plaintiff, v. C & P TOWING CO., INC., and Northeast Towing, Inc., in personam, and TUG RANDY D., her engines, boilers, etc., in rem, Defendants. Civ. A. No. 89-378-N. Aug. … Continue reading

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Trigon Ins. v. U.S.

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Richmond Division. TRIGON INSURANCE COMPANY (Formerly Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia), Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES of America, Defendant. Civ. No. 3:00CV365. Nov. 9, 2001. This case highlights one of the issues that … Continue reading

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Physicians Interactive v. Lathian Systems, Inc.

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia. PHYSICIANS INTERACTIVE (a division of Allscripts, LLC) Plaintiff, v. LATHIAN SYSTEMS INC., Stephan Martinez and John Doe(s) 1-10, Defendants. No. CA 03-1193-A. Dec. 5, 2003. MEMORANDUM OPINION LEE, J. *1 THIS MATTER is before … Continue reading

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Galaxy Computer Services, Inc. v. Baker

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Alexandria Division. GALAXY COMPUTER SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, v. Lara BAKER, et al., Defendants. No. 1:04CV1036 (JCC). May 27, 2005. MEMORANDUM OPINION CACHERIS, District Judge. This matter comes before the Court on: (1) Defendant Sullivan’s … Continue reading

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U.S. ex rel. DRC, Inc. v. Custer Battles, LLC

Example of a case where computer forensics played a part during a criminal case in Virginia: computer forensics expert Virginia criminal case. United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Alexandria Division. UNITED STATES of America ex rel. DRC, Inc., et al., … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Ward

United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Harrisonburg Division. UNITED STATES of America, v. Andrew Morgan WARD, Defendant. No. 5:06CR00019. Oct. 24, 2006. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION WAUGH CRIGLER, Magistrate Judge. *1 In accordance with the provisions of Title 28 U.S.C. s … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Knellinger

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Richmond Division. UNITED STATES of America v. David Leroy KNELLINGER. Criminal No. 3:06cr126. Jan. 25, 2007. MEMORANDUM OPINION PAYNE, District Judge. This matter is before the Court on the Supplemental Brief in Support of … Continue reading

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U.S. v. McVey

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Newport News Division. UNITED STATES of America, v. Clint Manuel McVEY, Defendant. Criminal No. 4:06cr97. Feb. 27, 2007. OPINION REBECCA BEACH SMITH, District Judge. On October 24, 2006, Defendant Clint Manuel McVey pled guilty … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Brown

United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Roanoke Division. UNITED STATES of America v. Aaron Campbell BROWN. Criminal No. 7:06cr00044. April 26, 2007. MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER SAMUEL G. WILSON, United States District Judge. *1 This is a criminal prosecution against … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Henry

United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Roanoke Division. UNITED STATES of America et al., Plaintiffs, v. John Crockett HENRY et al., Defendants. Civil Action No. 7:08mc003. June 30, 2008. MEMORANDUM OPINION MICHAEL F. URBANSKI, United States Magistrate Judge. *1 This … Continue reading

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Gibson v. U.S.

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Alexandria Division. Colleen GIBSON, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES of America, Respondent. Criminal No. 1:07CR395. Civil Action No. 1:08cv639. July 24, 2008. MEMORANDUM OPINION CLAUDE M. HILTON, District Judge. On September 24, 2007, a Criminal … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Doyle

United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Big Stone Gap Division. UNITED STATES of America v. Robert Franklin DOYLE, Jr., Defendant. No. 2:07CR00004. June 2, 2009. OPINION AND ORDER JAMES P. JONES, Chief Judge. In this criminal case, the defendant, convicted … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Russo

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Richmond Division. UNITED STATES of America v. Matthew James RUSSO. Criminal No. 3:09cr191. Nov. 16, 2009. MEMORANDUM OPINION ROBERT E. PAYNE, Senior District Judge. *1 This matter is before the Court on the Defendant … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Ellyson

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Ronald David ELLYSON, Defendant-Appellant. No. 00-4600. Argued: Oct. 30, 2002. Decided: March 17, 2003. Defendant was convicted by jury in the United States District Court for the … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Buckner

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Frank Gary BUCKNER, Defendant-Appellant. No. 06-4399. Argued Nov. 29, 2006. Decided Jan. 11, 2007. Background: Defendant charged with wire and mail fraud moved to suppress evidence from … Continue reading

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Expert Business Systems, LLC v. BI4CE, Inc.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. EXPERT BUSINESS SYSTEMS, LLC; David Esaw, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. BI4CE, INCORPORATED, d/b/a Business Intelligence Force; Christopher S. Chodnicki, Defendants-Appellees. No. 06-1265. Argued: Jan. 31, 2007. Decided: May 9, 2007. Background: Software manufacturer brought action … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Kaye

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. David A. KAYE, Defendant-Appellant. No. 06-5277. Submitted: May 30, 2007. Decided: July 6, 2007. Background: Defendant was convicted following a bench trial in the United States District … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Colonna

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Willoughby Warren COLONNA, IV, a/k/a maryanna, Defendant-Appellant. No. 06-5237. Argued: Sept. 28, 2007. Decided: Dec. 20, 2007. Background: Defendant was convicted for transporting child pornography, advertising exchange … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Gavegnano

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Derek F. GAVEGNANO, Defendant-Appellant. No. 07-4579. Submitted: Oct. 28, 2008. Decided: Jan. 16, 2009. Background: Defendant was convicted in the United States District Court for the Western … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Layton

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Terry LAYTON, Defendant-Appellant. No. 07-4763. Argued: Dec. 5, 2008. Decided: April 27, 2009. Background: Defendant was convicted in the United States District Court for the Middle District … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Wadford

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Kelly Edward WADFORD, Jr., Defendant-Appellant. No. 08-4423. Argued: March 26, 2009. Decided: June 10, 2009. Background: In prosecution for a number of federal offenses, defendant pleaded guilty … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Gatherum

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Dean R. GATHERUM, Defendant-Appellant. No. 08-4683. Argued: March 27, 2009. Decided: July 7, 2009. Background: Defendant pleaded guilty, in the United States District Court for the Southern … Continue reading

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