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Officer’s ‘Known Facts’ OK Under Leon (access required)

Although a search warrant application did not specifically connect defendant to the residence to be searched, police had obtained extensive detail from a woman whose nephew shared defendant’s strong interest in acquiring weapons and explosives, and who confiscated from her ...

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Court: Despite lender’s use of wrong form, no TILA claim (access required)

A mortgage lender did not violate federal consumer protection law when it failed to use the correct notice form for a mortgage refinancing, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said last week. Case law supports strict interpretation of lender ...

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Pat Down Upheld for Gas-Station Watcher (access required)

Police who observed defendant at 4:40 a.m. near a gas station that had been robbed previously, in an area outside surveillance-camera range, apparently stalking the gas-station attendant, had reasonable suspicion to perform a stop-and-frisk and the 4th Circuit upholds the ...

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Local Carrier Has No Standing for Telecom Suit (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds dismissal of a suit filed by a billing agent for local telecommunications carriers against BellSouth, the incumbent local exchange carrier, as plaintiff billing agent does not have statutory standing to bring this suit. In the Telecommunications ...

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