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Property – Closing Documents – Negligence – Notary – Closing Attorney (access required)

Although a notary was negligent in notarizing a signature on a “correction deed of trust” without witnessing the actual signature, this negligence did not cause the plaintiff title company an actual loss, since the plaintiff did not prove that it ...

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Labor – Protected Union Activities – Employee Discharge (access required)

A company that distributes packaging materials, janitorial products and soft drinks violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired two truck drivers who had been meeting privately with other truck drivers to discuss a wage freeze and the formation ...

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Civil Practice – Collateral Estoppel – Income Tax Deficiency – Jeopardy Assessment (access required)

The Internal Revenue Service’s “jeopardy assessment” for unpaid income tax is set aside because this court already has decided that the basis for the assessment, the taxpayer’s purported failure to disclose his interest in a $350,000 promissory note, is unsound. ...

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Negligence – Auto Accident – 'Choice Of Paths' – Sudden Emergency – Unavoidable Accident (access required)

In this auto-accident personal injury case, the defendant was not entitled to a jury instruction to support the defense theory that the plaintiff was contributorily negligent when he chose a less-travelled road covered with snow and ice, rather than the ...

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