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Judge crossed line in plea talks

A federal trial judge nudged a little too hard to get a defendant to agree to a plea deal, prompting an appeals court to vacate the defendant’s drug conviction. Oluwaseun Sanya, accused of running a large-scale credit card fraud scheme, ...

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‘Boorish’ Comments Can Create ‘Hostile Environment’ (access required)

A co-worker’s persistent “boorish” and “moronic” sexual comments, gestures and invitations to plaintiff and other co-workers, whose complaint supervisors allegedly ignored, supported plaintiff’s request for a trial on her hostile environment claim, but the 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for ...

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Western District rules changes offered

Comments are being sought on proposed rules changes for the federal courts of the Western District, including a provision for party requesting attorneys’ fees to have the last word. The Local Rules Committee for the U.S. District Court for the ...

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