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Claimant Wins Benefits for Post-Accident PTSD (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds an award of benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act for a longshoreman who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after he accidentally ran over and killed a coworker in a tragic workplace incident; the ...

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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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