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Va. Robbery Is ‘Violent Crime’ for Career Offender Status (access required)

A defendant who pleaded guilty to pos­session of cocaine base with intent to dis­tribute can be sentenced as a career offend­er under USSG § 4B1.1 because his prior Virginia conviction for robbery is a “crime of violence,” notwithstanding defendant’s argument ...

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Manufacturer Knew About Boycott in Antitrust Claim (access required)

A company that developed and licensed its Active Injury Mitigation Technolo­gy (AIMT) for table saws cannot assert fraudulent concealment to avoid the four-year statute of limitations on its antitrust claims against defendant manufacturers, who allegedly colluded in deciding not to ...

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Judge tosses federal charges for Brady violation (access required)

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An Alexandria federal judge has thrown out criminal charges against two people accused in an illegal “visa-for-sale” scheme based on prosecutors’ failure to disclose information about trial witnesses. The unusual action by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema came in ...

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Overtime-Pay Lawyer’s Fees Double Recovery (access required)

In plaintiff dental technician’s suit for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Stan­dards Act, settled for $10,000, plus rea­sonable attorney’s fees, an Alexandria U.S. District Court awards plaintiff $23,875 in attorney’s fees and $733 in litigation costs, compensating plaintiff’s lawyer ...

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