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The Gallaghers sued TUSD and a TUSD school employee, Michael Corum, alleging that Corum sexually abused and/or exploited their developmentally challenged daughter at a TUSD school. The Gallaghers claimed that TUSD was...more
As originally discussed in a recent post on Striding the Quarterdeck (December 9, 2013), amendments to 28 U.S.C. §1441 have effected a sea-change in admiralty procedure by ostensibly allowing removal of general maritime law...more
The Illinois Appellate Court recently held that a superintendent, principal, and board of education were immune from liability for a parent’s claims regarding the alleged bullying of her daughter. In Hascall v. Williams,...more
A university professor’s “broad proposals to change the direction and focus” of the university’s School of Communications were matters of public concern protected by the First Amendment. Despite the professor’s public...more
A person who contravenes Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations or Code is liable, for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months and, for a...more
Plaintiff Lisa Aber sued her employer and two of its employees, alleging that the employees had sexually assaulted her. Michael Comstock, one of the employee defendants, filed a cross-complaint against Aber, alleging claims...more
In Lawler v. Montblac North American LLC, the plaintiff, Cynthia Lawler, a store manager at a boutique retail store, was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Lawler initiated the action after Defendant employer terminated her...more
Religious entities and communities of faith and their insurance carriers can take heart in pursuing defense judgments after the U.S. Supreme Court acted swiftly and unanimously in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and...more
The US Supreme Court ruled last month that a warrant is required for police to track a suspect with a GPS device, or the search violates the Fourth Amendment’s protection from unreasonable searches. Many...more
In 2001, federal inmate Richard Lee Pollard sustained two broken elbows after tripping over a cart in a privately operated prison housing federal inmates. He sued five prison employees for their actions after his injuries. On...more
A contract to pay dollars, is according to the Supreme Court of the United States, a contract to pay lawful money of the United States. Lawful money of the United States is money declared to be legal tender in payment. ...more
The Virginia Supreme Court has issued new opinions for September, but none are cases involving local governments, at least not on appeal. Here is the link to the opinions of the Virginia Supreme Court: (see article below for...more
Maria Torres, et al. v. City of Madera, et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (August 22, 2011)
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Bauman v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., 2011 WL 1879210 (9th Cir. 2011)
In this case, 22 Argentinian residents (including a Chilean national) sued DaimlerChrysler Aktiengesellschaft (“DCAG”) in federal court in California,...more
Price v. Operating Eng'rs Local Union No. 3, 195 Cal. App. 4th 962 (2011)
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• Oasis West Realty v. Goldman (S181781) – Does an attorney’s duty of loyalty owed to a former client apply when the attorney actively takes a position against the former client on the same issue for which the lawyer...more
Client Alert about the Massachusetts laws regarding liability for damages from snow and ice...more
For the final day of our profile of retiring California Chief Justice Ronald M. George, we offer our own subjective list of the Chief Justice’s most notable opinions. If anyone has a nomination for a favorite case that...more
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If a man is wrongfully convicted and held on death row for 18 years — 14 in solitary confinement — because prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence in his case, is there any reason that courts should keep him from recovering...more
As far as I can tell, it is human nature to gripe.
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Appeal from denial of SLAPP motion. Court of Appeal opinion....more
California?s Fair Employment and Housing Act (?FEHA?) prohibits employers from discriminating against or harassing their employees on the basis of protected categories. Likewise, the FEHA prohibits employers from retaliating...more
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