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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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Clothes in disabled vehicle admissible as inevitable discovery (access required)

Where an officer conducted an illegal search of a defendant’s disabled vehicle and discovered clothing connecting the defendant to a recent robbery, the discovered clothing did not need to be suppressed because the clothing would inevitably have been discovered during ...

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Traffic infractions, smell of drugs justified vehicle stop (access required)

Where a patrol officer had probable cause to stop a vehicle after observing the commission of multiple traffic infractions, and had probable cause to extend the stop and search the vehicle, as well as its occupants, after smelling marijuana the ...

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Four class actions transferred to New Jersey federal court (access required)

Four franchisees alleging a national tax preparation company violated the Sherman Act by including certain no-hiring and no-solicitation clauses in standard franchise agreements will have to pursue their cases in a New Jersey federal court after a court held venue ...

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Issues of arbitrability to be arbitrated (access required)

Incorporating the Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce into the Aircraft Management arbitration agreement constituted “clear and unmistakable evidence” of the parties’ intent to arbitrate issues of arbitrability. Background On May 23, 2018, GlobalOne Management Group Limited filed a ...

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Real estate-related patent ineligible for patent protection (access required)

A patent that provides a prospective buyer or renter automated entry to properties through a lockbox or door lock in conjunction with other devices was simply automation of a human, manual process that was patent-ineligible as an abstract idea. Background ...

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