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Insignia Convictions Upheld for Fake Officer (access required)

A former Marine who intentionally misrepresented his military service record in seeking veterans’ benefits and by wearing a high-ranking uniform and numerous medals that he had not earned, is convicted on charges of making false statements to obtain benefits, converting ...

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Economic Loss Rule Bars ‘Trimboard’ Suit (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds dismissal of a putative class action complaint filed by plaintiff homeowners alleging defendant Louisiana-Pacific Corporation negligently designed and manufactured Trimboard, a composite building product used for exterior trim in homes plaintiffs purchased. The district court dismissed ...

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Forfeiture Procedure Upheld for Chinese Coins (access required)

The 4th Circuit rejects appellant coin importer’s challenge to the government’s seizure of coins, based on restrictions on Chinese and Cypriot cultural property under the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, 19 U.S.C. §§ 2601-2613; Congress already has prescribed civil ...

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