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County Administrator Pays for Defamation, But County Wins Contract Claim (access required)

A county administrator had only a qualified privilege in his report during a board of supervisors’ meeting that a former parks director allegedly “suppressed” information about the likelihood of flooding at the county museum, and because the administrator did not ...

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First prenups…now background checks?

The question was pretty stark and pretty direct, but there it was on the Daily Press website: Was Your Wife a Criminal? Gee, I didn’t run a background check before we got married. The provocative query sounds like the title ...

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Collateral Estoppel Does Not Apply in Simultaneous Prosecution (access required)

Although a jury acquitted defendant on charges of malicious wounding, attempted murder, use of a firearm and shooting into an occupied vehicle, collateral estoppel did not bar the trial judge in a bench trial from convicting defendant of a remaining ...

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