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Inmate’s Claims for Meals, Medical Care Survive (access required)

A Virginia state prison inmate’s claims related to denial of kosher meals and inadequate medical care survive dismissal in the inmate’s suit alleging violations of 42 U.S.C. § 1983, but the Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s remaining claims. Plaintiff’s ...

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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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