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‘Trust,’ ‘Leadership’ Guidelines Used at Sentencing (access required)

In sentencing a pharmacy intern for structuring cash transactions to evade reporting requirements, a district court did not err in enhancing defendant’s sentence under federal guidelines for his leadership role and his abuse of a position of trust in connection ...

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‘Joint Employer’ Covers TV Technician Pay (access required)

Two groups of satellite television technicians have sufficiently alleged that defendants DIRECTV and DirectSat jointly employed the technicians for coverage by federal minimum wage and overtime pay standards, and the 4th Circuit reverses dismissal of plaintiff technicians’ FLSA suits. ’Joint ...

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SSA Claim Remanded for ‘Special Technique’ Reg (access required)

On a matter of first impression in this circuit, the 4th Circuit holds that an administrative law judge’s failure to follow the “special technique” required while evaluating a claimant’s mental impairment may constitute harmless error; however, it was not harmless ...

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Pipefitter Wins Benefits for COPD, Fracture (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds an award of medical benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act for a pipefitter’s treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including his treatment for a vertebra fracture diagnosed as having been related to claimant’s ...

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