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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Search & Seizure – Auto Search – Abandonment – Privacy Expectation (access required)

A defendant who parked his car near an apartment in a public housing complex, and who admitted to an officer that he did not have a driver’s license, did not abandon his reasonable expectation of privacy in the vehicle when ...

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Criminal – Custody Status – Sentence Revocation – Pending Appeals (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals says a trial court retained jurisdiction to consider a defendant’s motion for reconsideration of his sentences for credit card theft and upon revocation, his earlier sentence for embezzlement, even though defendant had noted appeals for ...

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Dolan Company forms partnership creating 50-state legislative reporting service

MINNEAPOLIS–The Dolan Company, the parent company of Virginia Lawyers Media, yesterday announced the launch of a 50-state, real-time legislative reporting and data service. The service is the product of a strategic partnership with Telran Inc., a leading provider of statehouse ...

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Criminal – Cocaine Sale – Sentencing – Substantial Assistance (access required)

On remand of defendant’s case for possible resentencing, a Roanoke U.S. District Court says no further reduction in this cocaine defendant’s 187-month sentence is warranted under Amendment 706, given the fact that defendant had a prior felony drug conviction that ...

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Corporations – False Claims Act – Parent Defendant (access required)

In this qui tam action against a residential treatment center in Marion allegedly involved in fraudulent Medicaid billing, an Abingdon U.S. District Court denies motions by the state and federal governments, who have intervened in plaintiff relators’ suit, to file ...

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Employment Discrimination – Age – Failure To Promote – Computer Resume Screening (access required)

An IT specialist who alleged he was not promoted twice because of age discrimination, and retaliated against after he filed his first age discrimination complaint, loses his ADEA case in the Roanoke U.S. District Court; the specialist did not show ...

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Consumer Protection – Fair Credit Reporting – Limitations – Preemption (access required)

A North Carolina high-school teacher who claims defendant Washington Mutual, taken over by the FDIC, gave her bad credit reports on a mortgage loan for which she was not responsible, had her suit properly dismissed, the 4th Circuit says; her ...

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