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Counsel Not ‘Ineffective’ at Sentencing (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court denies petitioner’s motion claiming his trial counsel was constitutionally ineffective when counsel failed to object to a sentencing enhancement based on petitioner’s prior convictions for unlawful wounding and a drug conviction pursuant to an ...

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No ‘Judicial Notice’ of Bank’s Property Interest (access required)

A bankruptcy court could take judicial notice of certain pleadings and orders in a separate bankruptcy case filed by the parents of debtor wife in this bankruptcy proceeding, but not of any “adjudicative fact” regarding plaintiff bank’s interest in property ...

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No Supervisor Liability in Pregnancy Bias Case (access required)

An administrative assistant for an eye surgery center cannot sue two supervisors in their individual and official capacities for alleged pregnancy discrimination that prompted her termination; the Norfolk U.S. District Court accepts the magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss the supervisors ...

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