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Child porn and kidnapping charges won’t be severed (access required)

Where a New Zealand-based defendant was charged with kidnapping and production of child pornography, his motion to sever the charges was denied because they were linked: the production of child pornography led to the attempted kidnapping. Background Troy George Skinner, ...

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Phone search warrant was sufficiently particular (access required)

Where a defendant charged with kidnapping and production of child pornography argued a warrant allowing search of his cellphones was not sufficiently particular, his motion to suppress was denied. The warrant and supporting affidavit specifically identified the items to be ...

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Dealer alleged to have concealed vehicle’s engine defects — $104,137.07 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Federal Odometer Act, fraud, Virginia Consumer Protection Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Injuries alleged: Diminished value, loss of use, inconvenience, aggravation, punitive damages and legal fees Name of case: Jackson v. Great Bridge Auto Sales Corp. Court: U.S. ...

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Attorneys’ fees demand results in FDCPA claim (access required)

Where defendants who provided a loan for the purchase of real property allegedly demanded attorneys’ fees before they became due under the promissory note, the plaintiff alleged a plausible claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA. Background ...

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Plaintiff can’t amend complaint through joinder (access required)

Where the plaintiff moved to add Rehabilitation Act and Title VII claims to her second amended complaint through “joinder,” the motion was denied because a party cannot engraft claims on a complaint except through an amended pleading. Background Shawn Gonzalez ...

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