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Criminal – Fraud – Stock Tip Seminars (access required)

After a two-year FBI investigation that generated up to six million documents, an Alexandria U.S. District Court throws out a guilty verdict on both conspiracy and substantive wire fraud charges against two promotional seminar speakers who marketed stock trading courses ...

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Batson claims: One that got away

Here are a couple more cases for your Batson file. Can a prosecutor strike a prospective juror she suspects would have trouble understanding complicated DNA evidence? It’s a question the Court of Appeals had to back away from, even after ...

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Psst! There’s an insurance policy

You know they want to know, and you know they won’t hesitate to speculate. That’s right, we’re talking about whether a party has insurance coverage and what difference it will make to a jury’s verdict. But Big Stone Gap U.S. ...

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