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021-2-277 – Peltier v. Charter Day School Inc.

Peltier v. Charter Day School Inc., Case Nos. 20-1001, 20-1023, August 9, 2021. 4th Cir. (Quattlebaum), from EDNC at Wilmington (Howard). Aaron Michael Streett for Appellants/Cross-Appellees. Galen Leigh Sherwin for Appellees/Cross-Appellants. VLW 021-2-277. 55 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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New hearing ordered because of attorney’s conflict-of-interest (access required)

Where an attorney argued during a plea withdraw hearing against his client’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea, that conflict of interest warrants a new hearing with conflict-free counsel. Background Tekoa Glover raises two independent claims for relief from his ...

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021-2-276 – United States v. Glover

United States v. Glover, Case No. 19-4801, August 9, 2021. 4th Cir. (Gregory), from DSC at Greenville (Cain). Jonathan McKey Milling for Appellant. Ezra Addison Gantt for Appellee. VLW 021-2-276. 20 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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Lack of expert testimony dooms mesh implant claims (access required)

Where the plaintiff alleged that she suffered injuries from a transvaginal mesh implant, but she had no expert testimony on the applicable safety standard or causation, the manufacturer was granted summary judgment. Background Elnora Henderson alleges that she suffered injuries ...

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021-3-384 – Messinger v. Moore (access required)

Messinger v. Moore, Case No. 2:21-cv-19, August 10, 2021. EDVA at Norfolk (Jackson). VLW 021-3-384. 32 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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021-3-383 – Thomas v. United States (access required)

Thomas v. United States, Case No. 2:11-cr-58, August 9, 2021. EDVA at Norfolk (Jackson). VLW 021-3-383. 15 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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