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Tag Archives: Judge Anthony J. Trenga

Controlled substances on funds prompt seizure at airport (access required)

Where an individual was found with funds containing traces of controlled substances while going through security at an airport and was unable to provide documentation to support any of his inconsistent claims regarding the source of those funds, the funds ...

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No bases shown for removing medical device case to federal court (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges he suffered injuries during spinal fusion surgery did not abandon his claims against non-diverse defendants, and because the removal occurred more than one year after the suit was filed in state court without a showing of ...

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Contractor must pay pension fund for journeymen, apprentices (access required)

An air conditioning contractor that allegedly failed to make required contributions on behalf of journeymen and apprentice plumbers and pipefitters was found liable to the pension fund for liquidated damages, interest from the date the payments were due and attorney ...

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Wife played no role in money laundering, verdicts overturned (access required)

Where the evidence was insufficient for the jury to find that a wife knew funds were proceeds from unlawful activity, the money laundering and conspiracy convictions against her cannot be sustained. Background Micro-Enterprise Management Group was created purportedly for the ...

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Policy covers damage from concrete “smoke” (access required)

Under Virginia law, “smoke” composed of suspended particulate matter caused by concrete dust qualified for an exception to the “pollution exclusion” in the insured company’s policy. Background In this insurance coverage dispute, Plaintiff Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Co. and ...

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Policy covers damage from concrete “smoke” (access required)

Under Virginia law, “smoke” composed of suspended particulate matter caused by concrete dust qualified for an exception to the “pollution exclusion” in the insured company’s policy. Background In this insurance coverage dispute, Plaintiff Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Co. and ...

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Allegations don’t establish intent to deceive (access required)

Various statements by a contractor related to its performance on a contract (estimated to be worth over $100 million) were optimistic or maybe even false, but the plaintiff’s allegations did not sufficiently allege executives’ scienter, i.e. a motive to deceive ...

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EDVA: Child porn prosecution too reliant on propensity (access required)

The government effectively relied entirely on propensity evidence to support charges of receipt and distribution of child pornography, without reasonably connecting such evidence to actual photos and videos found on the defendant’s computer. A judgment of acquittal, or alternatively a ...

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