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No Privacy Expectation in File-Sharing Software (access required)

A defendant who installed peer-to-peer file-sharing software on his personal computer did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his computer files, which included child pornography, and the Court of Appeals affirms denial of defendant’s motion to suppress and ...

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Court Upholds Energy Investment Incentives (access required)

The North Carolina Utilities Commission loses its challenge to incentives granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to Dominion Virginia Power to encourage investment in transmission infrastructure projects, as the 4th Circuit affirms a district court decision for the federal ...

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Mom’s Rights Terminated After Toddler’s Fatal Injury (access required)

The Court of Appeals summarily affirms termination of a mother’s parental rights to her three surviving children, in the wake of her 22-month-old daughter’s death from a skull fracture and subdural hematoma, which the medical examiner said resulted from blunt ...

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Posthumous QDRO Gives Benefits to Children (access required)

A divorce court erred in refusing to enter a Qualified Domestic Relations Order after husband’s death to implement a provision in the parties’ final divorce decree stating husband would make their two children co-beneficiaries on his ERISA-governed Salaried Savings Plan; ...

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