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State Trooper Was Marijuana Conspiracy ‘Manager’ (access required)

A South Carolina highway patrolman who set up a large-scale marijuana-growing operation on his rural property and who made growing equipment purchases, used his patrol vehicle to transport marijuana and conspired with others in the operation has his conspiracy sentence ...

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Noncompete a no-go, appeals court says (access required)

Virginia contract law did not allow an auto dent-repair franchisor to enforce a noncompete after a franchise agreement expired, a federal appeals court has ruled. The company, Total Car Franchising, tried to prevent franchisee Devin Hamden from continuing to operate ...

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Court Misapplied ‘Local Controversy’ Exception (access required)

In plaintiffs’ class action suit alleging defendant real estate appraisers cooperated in defendant mortgage lender’s scheme to use a suggested appraisal value so loans were “underwater” from their inception, the district court could aggregate the named defendant real estate appraisers ...

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