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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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Court Rejects Wire Fraud Sentence Calculation (access required)

The Norfolk U.S. District Court sustains defendant’s objections to the government’s loss calculation and enhancement for a “special skill” in sentencing defendant on convictions of wire fraud, financial institution fraud and use of a false social security number, but overrules ...

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Job Offers Were for Hourly, Not Annual, Pay (access required)

Plaintiffs who were hired by a government contractor under offer letters that established each plaintiff’s base pay rate and foreign travel letters that covered their compensation while working overseas are entitled to additional pay as these documents indicate they should ...

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