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Awards Reversed for GI Bill, Military Pension Benefits (access required)

Although husband claimed he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and was hospitalized for depression shortly after failing to appear for a divorce trial, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to reopen the case on husband’s motion ...

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Mediated ‘Term Sheet’ was a binding contract (access required)

Contract signing

Lawyers and their clients wrap up a marathon mediation session with a seasoned professional mediator in a multi-million dollar case. After 12 hours at the table with retired circuit judge Arthur Vieregg, the lawyers draw up a six-paragraph “Term Sheet” ...

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No Standing to Sue For Gender-Identity School Policy (access required)

A high school student does not have standing to sue the county school board based on the student’s alleged distress over potential repercussions from the school board’s expansion of its anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy; the Supreme Court also affirms a ...

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