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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 information about the former employer’s services projects, and clients.  

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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 the evidence to be seized, (ii) the scope of the

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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 before the Court on Defendant General Motors Corporation’s (“Defendant”) Motion

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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. 16, 1990. Guilford D. Ware/y/JamesL. Chapman, IV, Crenshaw, Ware &

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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 we encounter as computer forensics experts in Virginia.  Some individuals

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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 the Court on Plaintiff Physicians Interactive’s Motion for a Temporary

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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 Motion In Limine Regarding Evidence of Indemnification; (2) Defendants’ Joint

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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., Plaintiffs, v. CUSTER BATTLES, LLC, et al., Defendants. No. 1:04CV199.

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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 636(b)(3) and upon the defendant’s consent, this case was referred

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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 Motion to Dismiss (Docket No. 46) filed by the defendant,

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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 to receipt of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C.

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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 defendant, Aaron Campbell Brown, who allegedly owned and operated a

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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 matter stems from intervening plaintiffs’ motion, filed on June 10,

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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 Complaint charged the petitioner with Aggravated Identity Theft under 18

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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 by a jury of possessing child pornography, has filed post-trial

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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 Matthew James Russo’s Motion for Judgment of Acquittal, or, in

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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 Eastern District of North Carolina, James C. Fox, Senior Judge,

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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 the search of a computer’s hard drive seized during a

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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 against website developer, alleging violations of Electronic Communications Privacy Act

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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 Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, James C. Cacheris,

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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 of child pornography, and possession of material containing child pornography

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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 District of Virginia, Norman K. Moon, J., of receipt of

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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 of North Carolina, William L. Osteen, Senior District Judge, of

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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 to two firearms counts, and a jury in the United

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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 District of West Virginia, Thomas E. Johnston, J., to possession

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