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Airline asks justices preemptively to ground passenger’s claim (access required)

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WASHINGTON — In the latest case asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the preemptive effect of a federal law on a plaintiff’s civil lawsuit, the justices considered Tuesday whether the Airline Deregulation Act prevents a disgruntled airline passenger from ...

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No Bargaining Over Probationary Workers (access required)

The 4th Circuit refuses to order the Internal Revenue Service to bargain with representatives of the National Treasury Employees Union over granting probationary employees the right to use grievance procedures under the parties’ collective bargaining act, and affirms the judgment ...

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Court Rules on German Debtor’s Patent Licenses (access required)

In recognizing a German insolvency proceeding for a German semiconductor manufacturer as a “foreign main proceeding,” the bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in limiting the German insolvency administrator’s ability to unilaterally reject licenses to the 4,000 U.S. patents ...

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Pastor accused in lesbian custody case fights conviction

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Virginia pastor convicted in a Vermont federal court of helping a woman and her child flee the country rather than share custody with her former lesbian partner is arguing that the case should be dismissed ...

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Lawyer denies claims of betrayal (access required)

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A Wise County lawyer accused of turning his back on a colleague and client by helping prosecutors build a drug case says the two never had an attorney-client relationship. Anthony E. Collins denied the allegations of misconduct leveled by R. ...

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Death-row inmate wins chance for new lawyer

(AP) — A Virginia death row inmate convicted of killing four people in Norfolk is getting a small victory in his appeal. Anthony Juniper was sentenced to death for the 2004 murders of ex-girlfriend Keisha Stevens, her two children and ...

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