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No Sentence Reduction for ‘Career Offender’ (access required)

A defendant serving a sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine is not eligible for a sentence reduction pursuant to Amendment 782 to the federal sentencing guidelines; because he was sentenced pursuant to the career offender guideline, the Abingdon U.S. District ...

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Creditor’s Claim to Forfeited Property Denied (access required)

In the wake of the prosecution of defendant cigarette manufacturer and forfeiture of its property, an Abingdon U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss a claim to the forfeited property filed by petitioner, a supplier of cigarette ...

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Company, Not Manager, Was Insurance ‘Applicant’ (access required)

An insurance carrier must cover fire damage to an auction company’s property occurring two months after the policy issued, even though the sole member/manager of the company had prior convictions for obtaining money by false pretenses for paying people to ...

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