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Tag Archives: Judge Barbara Milano Keenan

Failure to disclose license for trademark was sanctionable (access required)

Where a company licensed the use of a trademark without disclosing that the company itself was under a license to use that mark, and failed to disclose the license at any point during the discovery process, barring the company from ...

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Company president not personally liable for judgment (access required)

A company president is not personally responsible for a multi-million dollar judgment because he was never personally named in the complaint. However, the president might be liable for sanctions because of his conduct during the discovery. Background In December 2010, ...

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Sentence enhanced over conviction for accessory before armed robbery (access required)

A defendant properly received a sentencing enhancement under the Armed Career Criminal Act, or ACCA, because his prior state convictions for common law robbery and accessory before the fact of armed robbery both qualify as violent felonies. Background In 2009, ...

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Panel urges Fourth Circuit to revisit Massenburg (access required)

A defendant who was incorrectly informed about the potential sentence if he pleaded guilty, which the government conceded was plain error, nevertheless failed to demonstrate the admitted error affected his substantial rights under a binding Fourth Circuit decision that imposes ...

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New districts for 2019 House of Delegates elections (access required)

The majority of the panel accepted new districts proposed by the court-appointed special master whose methodology suggests the voting rights of black voters would not be diluted. Eleven districts had been held as racial gerrymanders in violation of the Equal ...

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High-school unit on Islam did not violate Constitution (access required)

A school did not violate the Establishment or Free Speech clauses by presenting an 11th-grade history unit that provided information about Islam, and tested a student’s understanding of that knowledge through a test. Background During the 2014-2015 school year, Caleigh ...

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