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Involuntary Manslaughter Not ‘Moral Turpitude’ Crime (access required)

Virginia’s involuntary manslaughter offense is not a “crime of moral turpitude” and the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in its contrary holding and in rejecting a Belarus native’s petition for asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against ...

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‘Trust,’ ‘Leadership’ Guidelines Used at Sentencing (access required)

In sentencing a pharmacy intern for structuring cash transactions to evade reporting requirements, a district court did not err in enhancing defendant’s sentence under federal guidelines for his leadership role and his abuse of a position of trust in connection ...

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‘Joint Employer’ Covers TV Technician Pay (access required)

Two groups of satellite television technicians have sufficiently alleged that defendants DIRECTV and DirectSat jointly employed the technicians for coverage by federal minimum wage and overtime pay standards, and the 4th Circuit reverses dismissal of plaintiff technicians’ FLSA suits. ’Joint ...

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Support waived, but contempt for nonpayment (access required)

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A husband could be cited for contempt for failure to make agreed-upon periodic payments to his ex-wife, even though she waived spousal support in language incorporated into their final divorce decree. The husband could not avoid the contempt citation by ...

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