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Important Opinions January – June 2017 (access required)

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The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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No Jurisdiction from Virginians’ Credit Reports (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiffs’ two class claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act alleging defendant “sham business” obtained millions of computer reports on plaintiff consumers, without their permission, to target them for high-interest loans; plaintiffs have standing ...

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Court Vacates Six Life Sentences for Juvenile (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court grants a habeas petition for a defendant sentenced to six consecutive death-in-prison sentences plus 118 years, for non-homicide offenses (multiple abductions, robberies and firearms offenses) committed when he was 15 years old; a partial pardon ...

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Bias Suit Dismissed for Discovery Failures (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss plaintiff’s race and disability bias lawsuit under Fed. R. Civ. P. 37, due to plaintiff’s repeated failures to respond to discovery requests and appear at court hearings; the ...

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Different jurisdictions, but same conspiracy (access required)

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An argument by prosecutors that a drug dealer engaged in two separate conspiracies and could be prosecuted in separate Virginia districts has failed to persuade judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 4th Circuit unanimously held June ...

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