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019-2-156 – US v. Drummond

US v. Drummond, Appeal No. 18-4197, June 5, 2019. 4th Cir. (Traxler), from DSC. at Greenville (Herlong). Joshua Snow Kendrick for Appellant, Jamie L. Schoen for Appellee. VLW No. 019-2-156, 29 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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019-2-155 – Muhammad v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

Muhammad v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., Appeal No. 18-1695, June 4, 2019. 4th Cir. (Niemeyer), from EDVA at Norfolk (Jackson). Joshua T. Gillela II for Appellant, David C. Bowen for Appellee. VLW No. 019-2-155, 14 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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Coverage of law student killed in NJ turned on residence – $170,000 Settlement (access required)

Cassidy, a woman in her mid-20s, was hit by a car while using a crosswalk in Newark, New Jersey, where she had been in Rutgers law school until a few days before. The driver fled the scene. According to the ...

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Single mom suffered TBI during rear-ender by drunk – $700,000 Settlement (access required)

A $700,000 settlement was obtained for a single mother who was lawfully stopped with her 8-year-old daughter as a passenger when a drunken driver, operating a pick-up truck owned by his employer, collided into the rear of plaintiff’s car. The ...

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Rescission of DACA was arbitrary and capricious (access required)

The Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy established in 2012 was arbitrary and capricious because the memo explaining that decision did not identify any basis for the department’s view that the program ...

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$61 million judgment affirmed on appeal (access required)

A satellite television provider is responsible for a $61 million judgment because its outside sales agent violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, by calling persons on the national Do-Not-Call registry. Background Dr. Thomas Krakauer brought suit against Dish ...

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Court made plain error but rights were not affected (access required)

The district court erred by revoking the defendant’s supervised release on the basis he had been found guilty of possession with intent to distribute “crack cocaine” because the evidence showed the drug was powder cocaine. However, because possessing and intending ...

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