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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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‘Same Transaction’ Test Saves Refiled Suit (access required)

A plaintiff who nonsuited her dental malpractice suit alleging nerve damage from a negligent root canal, but refiled her complaint with additional allegations, survives defendant’s plea in bar with the Alexandria Circuit Court’s application of the “same transaction or occurrence” ...

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