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HOA Wins Challenge to Exclusive Cable Contract (access required)

A cable provider’s exclusive contract to provide cable services to a real estate development violated an FCC order that prohibited such exclusivity arrangements, and the 4th Circuit affirms judgment for the homeowners’ association that successfully challenged the contract. Codified at ...

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Sentence Enhancement for Duplicates of Child Porn Image (access required)

A defendant who sent duplicates of a limited number of images of child pornography is eligible for a five-level enhancement of his sentence under Section 2G2.2(b)(7)(D) of the federal sentencing guidelines; the 4th Circuit rejects the notion that duplicate images ...

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Court Upholds Denial of Substation Expansion (access required)

A gas company seeking to expand its natural gas substation in Prince George’s County, Md., cannot challenge the county’s denial of their request in this federal lawsuit; the 4th Circuit affirms the district court decision dismissing the company’s claim under ...

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No FCA Claim for Quality Control Complaint (access required)

An engineer for a government contractor that produces explosive devices does not qualify for protection under the False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision for his termination after he reported  alleged fraudulent conduct to the government, as his allegations about quality control ...

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