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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Civil Rights – Traffic Stop – Rear-View Mirror – Excessive Force (access required)

A police officer could stop defendant’s vehicle for having an object hanging from the rear-view mirror, in violation of Va. Code § 46.2-1054’s restriction on having an object that impedes the driver’s view of the road through the windshield, and ...

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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Marijuana In Car – Miranda Warnings (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court need not suppress defendant’s admission that he had smoked marijuana and the drugs found in his vehicle belonged to him; the court finds the state trooper who stopped defendant for erratic driving, speeding and a ...

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Employment – Life Insurance – ERISA – AD&D (access required)

An ERISA claims fiduciary did not abuse its discretion in denying the survivors of an employee who died in a motorcycle crash group accidental death and dismemberment benefits, in light of evidence of the employee’s .123 percent blood alcohol content ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Jewelry Store Embezzlement (access required)

An insurance carrier for a jewelry store wins the Richmond U.S. District Court’s dismissal of the store’s claim that the carrier breached its insurance contract by adjusting a claim based on an employee’s theft over a period of time of ...

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Immigration – Naturalization Application – FBI Background Check (access required)

A legal permanent resident who has passed his English proficiency and U.S. history examinations and is frustrated by a nearly four-year delay in adjudication of his application to become a U.S. citizen, cannot get the Richmond U.S. District Court to ...

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Criminal – Indictment Delay – Plea Negotiations (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court rejects a drug defendant’s claim that his case should have been dismissed under 18 U.S.C. § 1362 because the government could not qualify for an exception to the requirement under 18 U.S.C. § 1361 by ...

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Administrative – Agency Records – State Hospital – Federal Statute (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court will not dismiss a suit filed by the Virginia Office for Protection & Advocacy seeking records related to three incidents of deaths and injuries of residents of Central State Hospital, from defendant state agencies: the ...

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Civil Rights – First Amendment – Defamation – Talk Show Host (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a federal district court’s dismissal of a government contractor’s defamation case against Randi Rhodes, a talk-show radio host on the Air America liberal talk radio network, who accused the contractor of involvement in the prisoner abuse ...

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