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Claims Dismissed Against Insurance Adjusters (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies remand of an auto-accident plaintiff’s suit because  of his fraudulent joinder of nondiverse defendants, including insurance adjusters, who were not named in the assignment of rights under which plaintiff is suing; the Richmond U.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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Filing Expert’s Copyrighted Resume Was ‘Fair Use’ (access required)

A lawyer’s submission to a Texas court of a copyrighted resume of his proposed expert witness on legal fees was “fair use” under federal copyright law, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant lawyer in this ...

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