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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Tort – FTCA – Auto Accident – Postal Service Vehicle (access required)

An auto accident plaintiff who alleges injuries from an accident that occurred when a U.S. Postal Service employee failed to stop his vehicle in the cross-over at the intersection of Route 681 and Route 220 and drove into the pick-up ...

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Bankruptcy – Guarantor Payment – Allocation By Creditor (access required)

A district court erred in allowing a creditor to allocate a payment made by a non-debtor guarantor first to interest then to principal, thus preserving the unpaid principal for collection in bankruptcy; we find that the allocation of a payment ...

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Contract – Arbitration – License Agreement (access required)

A Baltimore-based software company that provides title reports and appraisals to real estate lenders, and who licensed a database from defendant information company, a nationwide provider of data cataloguing real property features and transactions, loses its bid to vacate a ...

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Immigration – Egyptian Army Deserter – Asylum Request – Persecution Fear (access required)

An Egyptian Army deserter loses his appeal contending the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in denying his requests for asylum and withholding of removal. Petitioner asserts the BIA erroneously decided that he had not established a well-founded fear of persecution ...

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Immigration – Removal Proceedings – Continuance (access required)

A native of Indonesia who was granted a continuance of removal proceedings to explore the possibility of seeking asylum, but who concluded he had no basis for an asylum request, is not entitled to another continuance in order to see ...

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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Passenger ID Request – Illegal Re-entry (access required)

Police did not violate the Fourth Amendment rights of defendant, a passenger in a van stopped for a defective headlight, by requesting identification, and defendant’s conviction for re-entering the U.S. after deportation is affirmed. The Supreme Court recently held in ...

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Cyclist's injuries settled in Norfolk for $1.5M (access required)

Plaintiff, a 51-year-old woman, was riding her bicycle with her husband north on Granby Street in downtown Norfolk. Two vehicles were approaching her in the opposite direction, a small pickup truck followed by a sports car driven by the defendant. ...

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Injuries caused by oversized load settled for $1.5 million (access required)

Larry Long was driving his employer’s one-ton truck with a tool body in the right lane on Interstate 81 when he was clipped from behind by a wide-load tractor trailer passing him in the left lane. The tractor trailer was ...

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Negligent use of forklift results in $500K settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was at the facility of the defendant to pick up a load for delivery. He was walking to the bay where his truck was parked when an employee of the defendant backed a forklift out of a truck that ...

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