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Tag Archives: Judge G. Steven Agee

Flight from cops didn’t support sentencing enhancement (access required)

Where the defendant received a sentencing enhancement for recklessly creating “a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to another person in the course of fleeing from a law enforcement officer,” but there was no evidence showing he reached ...

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Vaccination not sole basis for denial of compassionate release (access required)

Where a detainee argued that the district court ignored the particulars of his medical conditions and disqualified him from compassionate release solely because he had received the COVID-19 vaccination, but the record showed the district court considered a variety of ...

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Ex-student can’t show discipline was discriminatory (access required)

Where a student dismissed from the East Carolina University School of Social Work’s Master’s Degree program sued the university alleging that its decision discriminated against her in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, the university was granted ...

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Jury to decide if sheriff is liable for fatal shooting (access required)

Where there were disputed facts over whether a law enforcement officer used excessive force in fatally shooting an individual carrying a loaded shotgun, the officer is denied summary judgment based on qualified immunity. Background In the course of responding to ...

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‘Abuse of trust’ sentencing applied to executive (access required)

Where a company executive vice president convicted of willful failure to collect or pay taxes and making materially false statements to federal agents conducted the company’s affairs with significant discretion, particularly in relation to delinquent payroll taxes, the district court ...

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