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Debtor’s FDCPA Claim Against Lawyer Fails (access required)

A collections’ lawyer’s legal responses to a debtor’s TILA and usury counterclaims do not violate the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, merely because they are “unsuccessful or contain immaterial technical errors,” and an Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses FDCPA claims ...

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Mom’s move from Switzerland to U.S. did not violate dad’s rights – Verdict for respondent (access required)

The parties are the estranged parents of a minor child. Respondent-mother had relocated with the child from Geneva, Switzerland, to Alexandria in April 2011, and petitioner-father sought the return of the child to Switzerland under an international treaty (the Hague ...

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Court Rejects ‘Drug Trafficking’ Enhancement (access required)

A defendant convicted of illegal reentry into the U.S. after removal for conviction of an aggravated felony will not be subjected to a 16-level enhancement under the federal sentencing guidelines for a “drug trafficking offense”; the Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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