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Judge’s Improper Comments Were ‘Plain Error’ (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates the immigration fraud conviction of an Algerian native who entered the U.S. through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, because the district judge’s “persistent and repeated” improper comments on the Program and its participants, all to the ...

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Court Reinstates $2.3M Win for Pretrial Detainee (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses a Maryland district court and reinstates plaintiff’s $2.3 million jury award against Baltimore police officers for violation of plaintiff’s civil rights in the use of questionable investigative strategies – including the officers’ failure to inform the ...

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FCA Filing Bar Applies Despite Dismissals (access required)

Although related False Claims Act suits against defendant Halliburton and other defense contractors were dismissed by two other federal courts and this particular relator’s FCA complaint had been amended, the “first-to-file” rule for bringing FCA action nevertheless required dismissal of ...

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