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White supremacists fail to upset Charl0ttesville-related indictment (access required)

The defendants, who are associated with the white-supremacist Rise Above Movement, were indicted for knowingly traveling in interstate commerce to incite a riot; promoting and carrying on a riot; and committing acts of violence and encouraging others to do the ...

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Illegal reentry charge dismissed due to invalid underlying removal order (access required)

Where a defendant had signed a stipulation of removal waiving his rights to a hearing, attorney and appeal that was ambiguous as to whether the waiver was voluntary, knowing and intelligent, and the immigration judge failed to make an explicit ...

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Officer had reasonable suspicion to stop vehicle (access required)

An officer’s reasonable suspicion to stop the defendant’s vehicle was supported by multiple facts, including information from reliable sources that the driver possessed a weapon on school grounds, his attempt to drive away when the officer arrived and the officer’s ...

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Attempt to win trademark suit on pleadings rejected (access required)

A dispute between two companies over the use of the name “Cabinet Savers” will proceed to discovery after the court rejected the plaintiff’s early motion to win the suit. The plaintiff had argued that its claim was essentially undisputed, but ...

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Employee subject to racial epithets had viable discrimination claim (access required)

A black employee who was repeatedly called racial epithets, both directly and in conversations where he was mentioned, and was terminated only two months after complaining to his supervisor could proceed to trial on his claims of race discrimination, retaliation ...

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Ex-employees protected by company’s attorney-client privilege (access required)

The plaintiff in an employment discrimination case could not compel two former managers of the company to testify about their conversations with the company’s counsel in preparation for their deposition because the company’s attorney-client privilege shielded those conversations from discovery. ...

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Dealer could not sue manufacturer over worsened product quality (access required)

An authorized dealer of defendants’ products who lost customers after defendants’ changes to the chemical composition of their product resulted in inferior product quality did not have any valid claims against the defendants because the dealer could not demonstrate that ...

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