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Tag Archives: Judge Robert G. Doumar

Prior convictions of similar conduct are admissible (access required)

Prior convictions for fraud, embezzlement and misdemeanor use of identifying information were admissible in the trial of a woman charged with wire and bank fraud and the preparation of false tax returns because both involve her untruthfulness for personal gain. ...

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Transfer of patent inventor suit to California denied (access required)

Where the parties’ relationship in a patent inventorship dispute was centered on conduct and activities in Taiwan and China, and where specific jurisdiction was lacking, the motion to transfer the dispute to the Northern District of California was denied. Background ...

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Legislative history supports ricin possession conviction (access required)

The defendant argued her conviction for possession of ricin must be set aside because this conduct was not criminalized at the time of the possession. The court, relying upon legislative history, found the unregistered possession of ricin was unlawful at ...

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Conduct of jail’s health care provider belies indifference (access required)

Where a health care provider at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail provided medical treatment to the inmate, its conduct contradicted the inmate’s claims of deliberate indifference to his foot wound. In addition, because there was no underlying constitutional violation, there ...

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Assault in aid of racketeering constitutes crime of violence (access required)

Where the statute criminalizing assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering activity “heightens” the common law assault definition by additionally requiring the use of a dangerous weapon, that combination satisfies the “crime of violence” definition under the § ...

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Award affirmed despite multiple attacks by losing parties (access required)

Plaintiffs who did not prevail against a brokerage in an arbitration conducted by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc., or FINRA, attacked the award claiming fraud; that the arbitrators were impartial, committed misconduct, exceeded their powers or disregarded the law; ...

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Real estate broker indicted for role in scheme to defraud HUD (access required)

Although a real estate broker argued the indictment against him should be dismissed, there were sufficient facts to allege he used straw purchasers and limited liability companies to defraud the Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. Background This ...

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