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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Workers' Comp – Ongoing Disability – Causation – Knee Injury (access required)

The commission did not err in terminating a plumber/pipefitter’s temporary total disability benefits when it found that claimant’s ongoing disability was not causally related to his compensable injury to his left knee. The medical record and claimant’s testimony reflect that ...

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Insurance – Life Insurance Proceeds – Interpleader – Attorney's Fees (access required)

In this case in which the court earlier determined that decedent’s brother and sister exercised undue influence to prompt him to change his life insurance beneficiary from his long-time companion to them, the court recommends awarding the stakeholder $2,412 in ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Anticipation – Inequitable Conduct (access required)

In this suit alleging infringement of certain patents relating to a transaction system for facilitating computer-to-computer commercial international transactions over the internet, the district court rules on the parties’ motions for summary judgment. The patents at issue in this case ...

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Products Liability – Ladder – Manufacturer's Bankruptcy – Stay (access required)

A woman’s products liability suit against Lowe’s Home Center, the seller of a ladder that allegedly collapsed, causing plaintiff permanent injury, is stayed due to the pending bankruptcy proceeding of the company that manufactured the ladder and agreed to indemnify ...

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Search & Seizure – Warrantless Entry – Probable Cause – Gunshot Victim (access required)

Police had probable cause to enter defendant’s house based on their discovery of an apparent gunshot victim and the blood trail leading to the house, and defendant’s motion to suppress evidence discovered in the house is denied, in a decision ...

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Crash fails to delay honeymoon – $140,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 61-year-old male, was operating his 1995 King F8 box truck southbound on Route 123 at approximately 45 mph. Defendant, who had a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent, was operating his 1999 Ford Taurus directly behind the plaintiff’s ...

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Customer shot, killed by security guard – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was a 16-year-old male with a history of behavioral problems and emotional disturbance. Joseph Sippio, a security guard with less than a year of experience who had qualified to carry a firearm in the three months prior ...

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