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VA Disability Rating Gets ‘Substantial’ Weight (access required)

A claimant who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder due to his combat experience in Vietnam gets another chance to win social security disability benefits, as the 4th Circuit says the administrative law judge erred by failing to give retrospective consideration to ...

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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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‘Anonymous’ Jury Use Approved in Murder Trial (access required)

Using an ‘anonymous’ jury whose biographical information has been withheld from defense lawyers and defendants accused of drug-trafficking and murder of government witnesses is not a reason to overturn their convictions; the 4th Circuit follows decisions by its sister circuits ...

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Restitution Order for Child Porn Victim Remanded (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms defendant’s conviction of receipt and possession of child pornography, but vacates a restitution order requiring defendant to pay $305,220 to “Vicki,” an identified victim; the district court did not make specific findings regarding the elements of ...

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No RICO Claim for ‘Illegal’ Poultry-Plant Hires (access required)

A group of hourly-wage employees at Perdue poultry processing plants have not stated a civil conspiracy claim under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against the company with allegations that company personnel conspired to hire illegal aliens in order ...

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