Honeycutt v. US

(United States Supreme Court) – In an action brought by the Government under Comprehensive Forfeiture Act of 1984, 21 U.S.C. section 853(a)(1), seeking forfeiture property constituting or derived from proceeds obtained as the result of certain drug crimes, against a defendant who was convicted with his brother of federal drug crimes, the Sixth Circuit’s judgment holding that the brothers, as co-conspirators, were jointly and severally liable for any conspiracy proceeds, is reversed where, because forfeiture pursuant to section 853(a)(1) is limited to property the defendant himself actually acquired as the result of the crime, that provision does not permit forfeiture with regard to defendant, who had no ownership interest in his brother’s store and did not personally benefit from the illegal sales.
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Seneca Resources Corp. v. Township of Highland

(United States Third Circuit) – Affirming the District Court’s order denying the appellants’ motion for reconsideration in an order denying intervention and stating lack of jurisdiction to review other motions on account of mootness and standing issues in the case of a community legal defense fund seeking to intervene in defense of a township’s ‘Community Bill of Rights.’
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Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc.

(United States Supreme Court) – In a case under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), alleging that defendant purchased defaulted auto loans and sought to collect in ways that violated the FDCPA, the Fourth Circuit’s decision — that defendant didn’t qualify as a debt collector because it did not regularly seek to collect debts owed another but sought instead only to collect debts that it purchased and owned — is affirmed where a company may collect debts that it purchased for its own account, as happened here, without triggering the statutory definition in dispute.
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New Book Focuses on Double Murder of Michigan Couple – U.S. News

New Book Focuses on Double Murder of Michigan Couple
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Eamon appealed Buchanon's first-degree murder sentence to U.S. Court of Appeals, adding accusations that Buchanon was racially intimated during a closed-door meeting with a Circuit Court judge before his sentencing. Buchanon also claimed he was …

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