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No Error in Denial of Nondebtor Releases (access required)

In this appeal by debtor National Heritage Foundation, the Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds the bankruptcy court’s decision that certain nondebtor release provisions of debtor’s fourth amended plan of reorganization were not warranted and should be severed from the reorganization ...

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Doctor Convicted for Unnecessary Stent Procedures (access required)

Although proof of defendant doctor’s failure to meet medical standards for performing stent procedures, standing alone, could not sustain defendant’s conviction for health care fraud, additional direct evidence that defendant overstated blockage in numerous cases, misled patients and recorded nonexistent ...

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Illegal Re-Entry Sentence Enhanced for ‘Drug Trafficking’ (access required)

A defendant’s conviction under Oregon state law of unlawful delivery of heroin may be regarded as a “drug trafficking offense” qualifying for a 16-level enhancement under federal sentencing guidelines, and the 4th Circuit affirms defendant’s sentence of 50 months on ...

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E-filing market open with new app (access required)

VA Supreme court

After years of delay and planning, a Virginia Supreme Court-designed electronic filing system is finally rolling out this month, as other courts cautiously dip toes in the water by using private vendors to provide the interface between the courthouse and ...

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