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Court Denies Accreditation for Massage School (access required)

In reviewing a professional accreditation agency’s refusal to renew accreditation for plaintiff massage therapy school, the district court erred by conducting a de novo review when it expanded the administrative record, held a full multi-day bench trial, received depositions and ...

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Court Must ‘Individualize’ Sentences (access required)

A district court erred in handing down identical sentences to three defendants convicted in a convenience-store-robbery spree over a four-day period in Fayetteville, N.C.; the 4th Circuit says the trial court committed procedural error because it offered no individualized rationale ...

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Shareholder Shows ‘Scienter’ for Securities Fraud (access required)

The 4th Circuit revives a shareholder’s suit alleging a pharmaceutical company violated federal securities laws by making materially misleading statements and omissions about the development and likely approval of a new drug, Northera; defendants’ failure to disclose critical information about ...

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