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U.S. law trumps state failure-to-warn claim, court says (access required)


BALTIMORE, MD — A mother’s claim that major food producers failed to warn her that their bottled fluoridated water could damage her daughter’s teeth cannot proceed due to the companies’ compliance with federal labeling requirements, a federal appeals court has ...

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Court offers guidance on disability act claims (access required)


A disabled Arlington resident has struck out in his bid to force his condominium association to provide a handicapped parking space. The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld dismissal of the man’s claims in a Dec. 31 decision that addresses whether ...

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Liberty U., family trade charges of abuse of infirm benefactor (access required)

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Surviving family members of a longtime Liberty University benefactor claim that school representatives hounded the elderly donor with aggressive solicitation in his final days, even telling him he would not go to heaven unless he left his assets to the ...

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Judges clash on race factors in traffic stop case (access required)


A case once cited as evidence of Mexican drug cartels fueling U.S. drug trafficking is now provoking conflicting views among appellate judges about racial factors involved in police traffic stops. Three federal appeals court judges split in analyzing the possibility ...

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How to increase odds of client satisfaction post-arbitration (access required)


Full-scale courthouse litigation is pricing itself out of the market of corporate affordability. Except for truly “bet the company” matters, the costs of extensive discovery, dispositive motions, expert reports and challenges, not to mention a full hearing, are becoming prohibitive. ...

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