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Bid for early release rejected based on history of violations (access required)

Where a defendant seeking compassionate release due to Covid previously violated the conditions of his supervised release by committing additional crimes, including possession with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, his motion was denied. ...

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Government can’t be sued for seizing and keeping cigarettes (access required)

Where the government seized cigarettes from a store as part of an investigation into alleged trafficking of contraband cigarettes, and kept them as evidence at trial, the store owners couldn’t sue the government for the value of the cigarettes. Background ...

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Alleged firing was sufficiently related to timely charge (access required)

Where the plaintiff timely filed an EEOC charge alleging ongoing retaliation, her termination months later was sufficiently related to that charge because it was the “predictable culmination of defendant’s retaliatory conduct.” Background On June 12, 2017, Sentara RMH Medical Center ...

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