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Record supports sentencing court’s conspiracy conclusion (access required)

Where defendants challenged their sentence for conspiracy to distribute and possess ice-level purity methamphetamine, it was not clearly erroneous for the district court to rely on testing results and circumstantial and direct evidence to conclude the conspiracy was centered on ...

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Record supports sanctions ordered by magistrate judge (access required)

Where a party demonstrated a lack of good faith by repeatedly violating the court’s discovery orders, its conduct caused its own counsel to make misleading statements and obstruct meaningful discovery, and the defendants suffered prejudice, a magistrate judge’s sanctions order ...

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Jury to decide if firing of 60-year-old was based on age (access required)

Where the company claimed it terminated a long-time, 60-year-old employee because of poor performance, but there was conflicting testimony on whether his handling of general safety concerns was egregious enough to prompt termination, the company’s motion for summary judgment was ...

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Poor health, high-risk pregnancy result in compassionate release (access required)

Where the defendant had served the majority of her original sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and her medical conditions combined with a high-risk pregnancy warranted a reduction in her prison term, her motion for compassionate release was granted. Background ...

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