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Tag Archives: Judge Roger L. Gregory

Former administrator’s convictions affirmed (access required)

Where the former executive director of the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport challenged his convictions for federal program fraud, money laundering and perjury, but the evidence supported the vast majority of the convictions, they were affirmed. Background In 2012, Kenneth R. ...

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Prior drug convictions don’t qualify as predicate offenses (access required)

Where the defendant was deemed a career offender based on three prior South Carolina convictions for possession of marijuana, but the state’s statute defined marijuana more broadly than Congress did, the district court erred in finding the state offenses qualified ...

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Waiver of presentence report objections ineffective assistance (access required)

Where a woman charged with possession with intent to distribute had several meritorious objections to her presentence report that were waived by her trial counsel, and there was a reasonable probability that her sentence would have been reduced if the ...

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Groundwater contamination suit belongs in state court (access required)

Where a historically Black university sought remedies for alleged groundwater contamination caused by an adjacent industrial park, the suit was improperly removed to federal court. The defendants’ adherence to federal law did not mean they were “acting under” federal supervision. ...

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No immunity for health plan in transgender bias suit (access required)

Where enrollees in the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees, or NCSHP, alleged that NCSHP violated the Affordable Care Act by categorically denying coverage for gender dysphoria treatments, NCSHP was not entitled to sovereign immunity. Background ...

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No sovereign immunity in transgender bias suit (access required)

Where enrollees in the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees, or NCSHP, alleged the plan violated the Affordable Care Act by categorically denying coverage for gender dysphoria treatments, NCSHP, which accepts federal funds, is not entitled ...

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Government contractor not plaintiff’s ‘employer’ (access required)

Where the government contractor did not supervise plaintiff’s work product, determine her hours or provide her with equipment necessary to perform her duties, it lacked the degree of control over the essential terms and conditions of her work necessary to ...

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