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Post-Discovery Complaint Amendment Allowed (access required)

In an investor’s suit alleging defendant technology company and its founder committed securities fraud, an Alexandria U.S. District Court overrules defendants’ objections and accepts the magistrate judge’s recommendation to allow plaintiff to file a second amended complaint and motion to ...

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No Money Laundering Convictions Under ‘Merger Problem’ (access required)

In this fraud case involving a scheme to sell life settlement investments, which resulted in nearly $100 million in losses for investors, the 4th Circuit interprets “proceeds” of the scheme as “net profits” and overturns defendant’s money laundering convictions; the ...

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Capital Murder Sentences Upheld (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia denies habeas relief and upholds the death penalty for each of petitioner’s three capital murder convictions committed when he escaped from custody and shot a hospital security officer and a deputy sheriff in 2006 near ...

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