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Court May Restrain Substitute Assets for Forfeiture (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies a motion for release from forfeiture of $20.9 million in assets of a defendant charged with contraband cigarette trafficking and money laundering; the court says probable cause supports the forfeiture, the 4th Circuit authorizes ...

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‘Continuing Violation’ Saves Fair Housing Claim (access required)

Plaintiff fair housing advocates have stated a timely claim against defendant design architect for two apartment complexes, based on a “continuing violation”; the Roanoke U.S. District Court says evidence tying the types of alleged violations at the two complexes and ...

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Email Arbitration Clause Enforceable Against Consumer (access required)

A Verizon customer who is suing over a $135 early-termination fee for his cancellation of his Internet service must arbitrate his complaint based on an arbitration clause embedded in an email, as the initial contract expressly stated that continued use ...

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Video ‘Re-enactment’ of Child Injury Suppressed (access required)

Although defendant, a child-care provider at the Quantico Marine Corps base accused of murder by “shaken baby syndrome,” may have felt coercion because she was a military spouse subjected to an agent’s misleading and manipulative statements, defendant was not in ...

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