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Sentence Enhanced for ‘Generic’ Kidnapping (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a district court’s 16-level enhancement under the federal sentencing guidelines for kidnapping as a prior “crime of violence” in sentencing defendant for illegal reentry into the U.S. following deportation and conviction for an aggravated felony; defendant’s ...

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Damages Awarded for ‘Used Tires’ Cargo (access required)

Plaintiff, a foreign company operating as a common carrier providing worldwide ocean transportation services for containerized cargo, wins summary judgment and damages from defendant, a non-vessel operating common carrier, after abandonment of cargo represented as “auto parts” to be shipped ...

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Spoliation Sanctions Urged in Chair Defect Case (access required)

Starbucks, which claims plaintiff distributor sold it defective “Carlo” design chairs for its California stores, was on notice to preserve allegedly defective chairs in October 2013, after customer complaints of chair failures prompted Starbucks to remove the chairs, and the ...

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Court Seals Chair Maker’s Business Docs (access required)

In plaintiff chair manufacturer’s contract action against Starbucks Corp., a Norfolk U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion to seal portions of its reply memorandum in support of a motion for the sanction of limiting Starbucks’ claim to chairs that have ...

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