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Controlled substances on funds prompt seizure at airport (access required)

Where an individual was found with funds containing traces of controlled substances while going through security at an airport and was unable to provide documentation to support any of his inconsistent claims regarding the source of those funds, the funds ...

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Individual and collective actions for same claim not OK (access required)

Where a plaintiff opted-in to a collective employment discrimination action after filing an individual employment discrimination action containing overlapping claims and allegations, the plaintiff was dismissed from the collective action. Background Joseph H. Andreana is the named plaintiff in a ...

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Waiver did not prevent review of constitutionally infirm plea (access required)

An appeal waiver did not prevent the court from reviewing the defendant’s claim her plea was tainted by constitutional error. On the merits, however, the court agreed the relevant statute applied to the defendant’s admitted conduct. Background Mary Mooney pleaded ...

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