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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Immigration – Naturalization Application – Youth ‘Adjudication’ (access required)

A Vietnamese citizen’s adjudications under the District of Columbia’s Youth Rehabilitation Act, D.C. Code § 24-901, counts as a “conviction” for immigration purposes even though the prison sentence was suspended and the conviction later set aside, and the Alexandria U.S. ...

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Products Liability – Fen-Pen Diet Pill – Experts – Deposition (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion to quash or strike depositions noticed by defendant Wyeth of plaintiff and his treating physician/expert witness in this products liability suit alleging injuries from the use of Redux, an appetite suppressant containing ...

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Contract – Mobile Home – Set-Up – Racist Epithet (access required)

Although defendant mobile home sales company’s employee allegedly insulted plaintiff buyer with a racist epithet when the employee came to plaintiff’s property to collect the $27,915 balance on the home and plaintiff complained that he had been told the sales ...

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Employment Discrimination – Retaliation – Sexual Harassment – Restaurant Hostess (access required)

A woman who worked four months as a hostess at the Applebee’s restaurant at Richmond International Airport loses on summary judgment her suit for retaliation and sexual harassment based on her complaint that a male manager touched her arm suggestively, ...

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Criminal – Ineffective Assistance – False Statements – Jihad Training (access required)

A defendant convicted of perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements in connection with the government’s investigation of jihad training abroad by young Muslim men who followed the teachings of a Falls Church lecturer is not entitled to post-conviction ...

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Criminal – Post-Conviction Relief – Waiver – Guilty Plea (access required)

A defendant who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of mail and wire fraud and was ordered to pay $33.5 million in restitution cannot challenge her sentence, as the Norfolk U.S. District Court upholds defendant’s waiver of her right to petition ...

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York prosecutor exonerated in ethics case

A three-judge disciplinary panel Monday found no evidence of improper witness coaching against York County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen Addison. After hearing the case presented by Virginia State Bar lawyers, the panel dismissed misconduct charges that arose from a 1996 capital ...

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York prosecutor exonerated in ethics case

A three-judge disciplinary panel Monday found no evidence of improper witness coaching against York County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen Addison. After hearing the case presented by Virginia State Bar lawyers, the panel dismissed misconduct charges that arose from a 1996 capital ...

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