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Tag Archives: Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr.

‘Prosecution witnesses’ is not a particular social group (access required)

Where a Honduran man argued that he should not be removed from the United States because his status as a “prosecution witness” would result in threats to his life or freedom in Honduras, the claim failed because that social group ...

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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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Father of guard fails to show prison officials created danger (access required)

Where a prison guard was beaten to death by an inmate, her father’s suit failed to plead facts showing how individuals who managed the prison or worked there created or enhanced the danger that resulted in her death. Background Sergeant ...

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Girls claim charter school dress code violates Title IX (access required)

Where a charter school required girls to wear either skirts, jumpers or skorts, instead of pants or shorts, the district court must determine whether this requirement violated Title IX by excluding the plaintiffs from participation, denying them education benefits or ...

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Ocean City may ban females from going topless (access required)

Where the court previously held that protecting the portion of society that disfavored public display of female breasts furthers an important governmental interest, and the Supreme Court has not held otherwise, Ocean City’s ordinance prohibiting women from going topless was ...

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Record supported finding that railroad breached good faith duty (access required)

Where a railroad that was party to a guaranteed shipping contract did not expressly breach the agreement, but a jury could have found that its conduct violated the duty of good faith and fair dealing, the declaratory judgment against it ...

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Opioid-related suit to remain in federal court (access required)

Where Arlington County sued a host of opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies in state court for causing, or contributing to, the opioid epidemic in the county, two subcontractors properly removed the suit to federal court. Their operation of a government ...

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