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Tort – Malicious Prosecution – Baseball Card Online Sale (access required)

A woman who sold defendant vintage baseball cards for $7,800 and who allegedly filed an insurance claim after defendant buyer said he did not receive the cards can sue the buyer for malicious prosecution for swearing out a complaint that ...

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Judges back effort for inmate re-entry program

Two Western District federal judges say they support a proposal for a “re-entry court” where inmates returning to society regularly report on their progress in group meetings with the judges.  Both Chief U.S. District Judge James P. Jones and District ...

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Judges back effort for inmate re-entry program

Two Western District federal judges say they support a proposal for a “re-entry court” where inmates returning to society regularly report on their progress in group meetings with the judges.  Both Chief U.S. District Judge James P. Jones and District ...

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Tort – Fiduciary Breach – Tobacco Farmer Father – Elder Abuse (access required)

Defendant daughter and her husband committed fraud and breach of fiduciary duty to her father, an illiterate and hearing-impaired 84-year-old tobacco farmer who amassed assets exceeding $1 million, by isolating him from his other three children, selling off his farm ...

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Domestic Relations – Immigration – Foster Care Petition (access required)

A youth who came from Mexico and initially lived with his sister and brother-in-law, but who now faces deportation, has reached 18 years of age and cannot be declared a “dependent” of the court in response to a custody petition ...

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Employment – Contract – Restrictive Covenant – Duty Of Loyalty (access required)

An employee who renegotiated his employment to at-will status with plaintiff employer who accused the employee of violating restrictive covenants, and who refused to enter into a subsequent agreement with new restrictive covenants, cannot be sued for breach of contract ...

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