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Physician convicted of drug conspiracy charges (access required)

Through expert testimony, documentary evidence and testimony from the physician’s own employees, the government established a physician prescribed controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose. The court denied the physician’s motions for acquittal and a new trial. Background A jury ...

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Ex-inmate’s denial of treatment claim time-barred (access required)

In granting summary judgment to the defendants, the court found that a former inmate’s claims against correction facility officials that he was denied medical treatment and subject to abuse and lack of due process while incarcerated were time-barred and that ...

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Plaintiff gets fees at local rates in discovery dispute (access required)

In awarding plaintiff reasonable fees for prevailing on a discovery dispute against the Virginia Department of Corrections, the court said the appropriate rate was that charged by counsel in the Western District of Virginia, Abingdon Division, because there was no ...

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Production of documents waived privilege (access required)

Because a school superintendent’s production of documents waived the right of privilege on records produced before a certain date, a former employee claiming gender-based wage bias may review them. Background In this action by a former public school employee claiming ...

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Untainted funds can be used to pay attorney’s fees (access required)

A defendant facing multiple suits involving money laundering, including a criminal prosecution and civil forfeiture proceeding, may tap “untainted” funds to pay his legal fees. Background The United States filed this civil case pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1345, seeking an ...

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