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Labor & Employment – Tort/Negligence – Fraud – Breach of Contract – Job Interview Representations – Unjustifiable Reliance (access required)

Finney v. Lincare, Inc. Plaintiff has failed to show that false statements were made to her during her job interviews; in any event, since plaintiff was given documents setting out the true terms of her employment contract, her reliance on the interview statements was not justified. The defendant-employer’s motion for summary judgment is granted.

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Criminal Practice – Guilty Plea – Attempted Withdrawal – Loss of Government Benefits — Fraud (access required)

U.S. v. Nicholson A former mail carrier cannot withdraw his guilty plea to a charge of fraudulently obtaining workers’ comp benefits under the Federal Employment Compensation Act after he learned the plea would cause a loss of government benefits; the 4th Circuit says the trial court did not violate Fed. R. Crim. P. 11 by not advising defendant of the potential loss of benefits.

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