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Workers' Comp – LHWCA – Monaural Hearing Loss (access required)

Where the Benefits Review Board declined to compensate the shipfitter for his 30 percent monaural hearing loss in his left ear, but concluded instead that the monaural hearing loss should be converted to a 5 percent binaural loss for purposes ...

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Employment – Public Employee – Termination – Due Process (access required)

Although the former director of the county social services department contends his due process rights were violated when he was terminated, the district court did not err in concluding that the director received the necessary procedural protections, including notice and ...

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Civil Practice – Voluntary Dismissal – Related State Court Suit – Adoption Of Discovery (access required)

Although defendant contends that plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal of its lawsuit in favor of a related suit filed in state court will prejudice defendant because discovery already has been completed in the federal case, the district court accepts the recommendation of ...

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Attorneys – Withdrawal From Representation – Fee Payment Dispute – CERCLA (access required)

Although the client, a real estate partnership involved in environmental cleanup litigation under CERCLA, contends that its engagement letter with its law firm was modified by the firm’s mention of case law indicating attorney’s fees might be recovered from a ...

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Partnership – Commercial – Charging Order (access required)

Where plaintiff bank seeks a charging order against the judgment debtor’s limited partnership interests, but the debtor assigned her interest in partnership proceeds back to the partnership in order to pay off a loan, and the partnership perfected its interest ...

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