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Hearing Ordered on ‘Actual Innocence’ Claim (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court orders an evidentiary hearing on the question of whether petitioner has made a gateway showing of actual innocence sufficient to excuse the procedural default of certain constitutional claims in the murder-for-hire of petitioner’s girlfriend. The ...

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Employee Fired for Lie on Job Application (access required)

Although a female construction site “helper” claims her marriage to a coworker was annulled before she applied to work for the construction firm, the firm nevertheless could conclude she still was “related to” him under the company’s broad rules about ...

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Ex-Wife Won’t Be Joined for IRA Claim (access required)

In this dispute over ownership of decedent’s individual retirement account, the Abingdon U.S. District Court denies the IRA custodian’s motion to join decedent’s ex-wife as a necessary party by making her an involuntary plaintiff. Although decedent and the ex-wife divorced ...

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