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No way out (access required)

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Bulky and elusive electronic files proved troublesome for Virginia federal prosecutors in recent months, but judges have declined to impose the ultimate punishment for discovery lapses that mainly inconvenienced criminal defendants. Last minute disclosures of potential Brady material may be ...

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Lawyer accepts suspension for stiffing lender (access required)

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A lawyer who failed to repay a client’s pre-litigation loan as promised has agreed to a three-year suspension of his law license. George E. Marzloff, 68, of Stafford also mismanaged his trust account, according to bar charges. He consented to ...

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Title VII doesn’t protect illegal collection of evidence (access required)

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An employee cannot break the law in order to collect evidence in support of a workplace discrimination lawsuit, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Judge Diana Motz, writing for a unanimous panel, said that for an employee’s ...

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Human trafficking victim trying to recover $8M award (access required)

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A Virginia attorney representing a victim of human trafficking earned her client an $8 million judgment in Kansas earlier this year, which is believed to be the largest single-plaintiff human trafficking award in United States history. Collecting the award, however, ...

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