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Tag Archives: Judge Pamela Meade Sargent

Hearing ordered on forced medication of defendant (access required)

As the government has an important interest in prosecuting a defendant charged with the premeditated murder of his cellmate, there will be a hearing to determine whether the defendant will be forced to take antipsychotic medication to restore his competency ...

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Documents not covered by psychotherapist privilege (access required)

Where a subset of medical records were not covered by the psychotherapist-patient privilege, the government may review those records as part of a criminal investigation into whether the psychiatrist prescribed medication for legitimate medical purposes and within the scope of ...

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Fee award reduced due to excessive time spent on motion (access required)

Where a defendant was entitled to an award of attorney’s fees because the court had granted the defendant’s motion to compel, the requested fees were reduced because the amount of time defendant’s counsel spent on the motion was excessive given ...

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Evidence – Motions to Quash – Confidentiality (access required)

U.S. v. Pomrenke (VLW No. 017-3-458, 4 pp.) (Sargent, M.J.) 1:17-cr-00023; W.D. Va. Holding:  In this motion to quash subpoenas for production and testimony issued by the United States in connection with a criminal proceeding, the interests of the Judicial ...

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Judge to mull attorney disqualification in fire case (access required)

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An Abingdon federal judge has scheduled a hearing to test claims that defense lawyers in an insurance coverage dispute should be disqualified for their handling of inside information accidentally made available by the opposing side. The case “may very well ...

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