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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – License Negotiation (access required)

Although a broadcasting company suing a law firm that negotiated the company’s government contract has three expert witnesses, none of those witnesses can testify that lawyer negligence in this complex transactional work caused the company’s business losses, and the Alexandria ...

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Civil Rights – Bivens Claims – Search – Government Contractor (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a Bivens action filed by the CEO and sole shareholder of a government contractor suspected of fraud, whose offices were searched by government agents. The motion to dismiss, or for partial summary judgment filed ...

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Contract – Airport Services – Intentional Interference – Injunction (access required)

In this lawsuit in which plaintiff company, a “Fixed Base Operator” of airport concessions and services for noncommercial aviation industries, sues defendant competitor, which operates a corporate hangar facility that allegedly encroaches on plaintiff’s operations, an Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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Contract – Airport Services – Intentional Interference (access required)

In this lawsuit in which plaintiff company, a “Fixed Base Operator” of airport concessions and services for noncommercial aviation industries, sues defendant competitor, which operates a corporate hangar facility that allegedly encroaches on plaintiff’s operations, an Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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Contract – Airport Services – Ground Lease Subagreement (access required)

In this lawsuit in which plaintiff company, a “Fixed Base Operator” of airport concessions and services for noncommercial aviation industries, sues defendant competitor, which operates a corporate hangar facility that allegedly encroaches on plaintiff’s operations, an Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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Contract – International Arbitration – Bias Claim – Leaked Draft Award (access required)

In this contract dispute over sale of unleaded gasoline, an Alexandria U.S. District Court holds that confirmation of an arbitration award in favor of defendant petroleum company is governed by the Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration because the award ...

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Criminal – Espionage Charge – Non-Government Officials (access required)

In this prosecution of two defendants under the Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C. § 793(g), for alleged conspiracy to transmit information relating to national defense to persons not authorized to receive it, the Alexandria U.S. District Court refuses to quash a ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Amendment 706 – Crack Cocaine (access required)

In this appeal by two cocaine defendants, the 4th Circuit rejects their request for resentencing under Amendment 706, which retroactively reduced the offense levels for crack cocaine offenses, but says one defendant should be resentenced because the district judge “operated ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Amendment 706 – Mandatory Minimums (access required)

The 4th Circuit says that two defendants whose convictions for crack cocaine trafficking required mandatory minimum sentences of 240 months’ imprisonment under 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A) are not eligible for a sentence reduction under Amendment 706 because their sentences were ...

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Environmental – Administrative – Rulemaking – ‘National Interest’ Electric Corridors (access required)

The 4th Circuit grants petitions for review in cases that challenge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s rulemaking in connection with § 216 of the Federal Power Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, vacates amendments to NEPA regulations and remands ...

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