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Tag Archives: Judge Paul V. Niemeyer

Boilermaker Had Colorable Contractor Immunity Defense (access required)

A boiler manufacturer’s claim that it had government-contractor immunity from a lawsuit filed by the family of a shipyard worker who died of mesothelioma sufficiently alleges a colorable federal defense; the 4th Circuit vacates the district court order remanding the ...

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‘Willful Blindness’ Instruction OK’d for Stolen Goods (access required)

At defendant’s trial on charges arising from his participation in an illegal operation fencing over-the-counter medications and health and beauty products stolen by drug addicts and resold through a warehouse operation, the 4th Circuit upholds the trial court’s decision to ...

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