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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court – Western District

Investor failed to show why pleadings should be sealed (access required)

Before a motion and documents are unsealed, an insurer has 14 days to show that less drastic alternatives to sealing are unavailable or would not provide sufficient protection. Background Plaintiff RLI Insurance Company filed a motion to seal its motion ...

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Only two meetings with lawyer not enough to show ineffectiveness (access required)

Where an inmate claimed he was denied effective counsel because his lawyer met with him only twice, the court rejects the habeas writ  because there is no minimum number of meetings required of to provide effective representation. Other claims had ...

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Joint request by feds, defendant to reduce term granted (access required)

Where the government and defendant jointly request that the defendant’s 132-month prison term was eligible for reduction to 102 months under the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision Hughes v. United States, the request is granted. Background Defendant was previously charged ...

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Production of documents waived privilege (access required)

Because a school superintendent’s production of documents waived the right of privilege on records produced before a certain date, a former employee claiming gender-based wage bias may review them. Background In this action by a former public school employee claiming ...

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Ex-husband gets homestead exemption in real estate proceeds (access required)

Where a divorcing couple intended to turn a tenancy-by-the-entireties in their home into a tenancy-in-common in the proceeds once they sold it, the ex-husband can claim a homestead exemption in his portion of the proceeds. Background Phillip Roadcap is a ...

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