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Daily Archives: May 28, 2007

Criminal – Pretrial Detention – Immigration Status – Unexplained Cash (access required)

A district court affirms the decision of a magistrate judge to detain pending trial a defendant charged with drug conspiracy and money laundering. Defendant is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more ...

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Insurance – Life Insurance Proceeds – Slayer Statute – Pa. Law (access required)

A husband who is incarcerated on a voluntary manslaughter conviction in the fatal shooting of his wife is not entitled to collect proceeds from her life insurance policy naming him as beneficiary. Husband is currently incarcerated and represented by a ...

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Identifying and securing intellectual property (access required)

Companies can lose out when they fail to timely identify and secure ownership rights in their hard-earned work product. Businesses, both big and small, can lose valuable property and the commercial advantage that comes with it. To guard against such ...

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The importance of competent opinions from patent counsel (access required)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has resolved a conflict in its decisions on the question of when a manufacturer can be found liable for inducing infringement. In an en banc opinion, DSU Medical Corp. v. JMS ...

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