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Prosecutor Faulted for Closing Argument (access required)

A defendant’s conviction of dogfighting is reversed because the prosecutor’s recitation during closing argument of defendant’s prior criminal charges that purportedly went unpunished was so prejudicial it required a mistrial, the Court of Appeals holds. Cross-examination Although the prosecution asked ...

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TDR Tax Assessment Premature, Court Says (access required)

Two owners of historic “garden apartment” complexes in Arlington are not liable for taxation of their TDRs, or “transferrable development rights,” granted by the county to preserve the properties until the county also approves a “receiving site” for the TDRs; ...

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Court Admits, Excludes Disability Expert Opinions (access required)

Prior to trial of a hospital security guard’s disability bias claim, a hospital cannot exclude expert opinion testimony from a school psychologist who diagnosed plaintiff’s dyslexia on the grounds that her testing is designed for children; the court will exclude ...

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Dyslexic Security Guard Requests Written Schedule (access required)

A hospital security officer who was fired for missing assigned work shifts after he repeatedly requested a written copy of his work schedule as an accommodation of his dyslexia can try his claims of discrimination/retaliation and reasonable accommodation under the ...

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