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Contract – Limitation Of Practice Covenant – Physician Employees – Fla. Law (access required)

Where defendant health care corporation had a “limitation of practice” covenant in its contracts with physicians who provided medical care at a naval hospital, and this covenant prohibited the physicians from providing any similar medical services at any client facility ...

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Labor & Employment – Airline Pilots' Union – Fragmentation Policy (access required)

In this class-action suit brought by former Eastern airline pilots against their union, this court agrees with the district court that the common-law state claims stated by the pilots are preempted by federal law, that the union did not violate ...

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Bankruptcy – Ch. 7 Conversion – Creditors' Consensus (access required)

Where the largest creditor for debtor, a home improvement company, requested the bankruptcy court to convert the home improvement company’s chapter 11 proceeding to a chapter 7 proceeding or to appoint a trustee, the bankruptcy court erred in dismissing the ...

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Labor & Employment – Tort/Negligence – Emotional Distress – W.Va. Law – Bakery Route Supervisor – Failure To Report To Work (access required)

Where plaintiff employee, a former bakery route supervisor, alleged he was subjected to intentional infliction of emotional distress when his employer fired him after he failed to report for work to fill a shortage on a day when he already ...

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Labor & Employment – Discrimination – Religion & National Origin – Age (access required)

Where the two military officers who supervised plaintiff civilian employees, who were Russian Jewish emigres hired to teach at the U.S. Army Russian Institute, made numerous comments indicating that the institute was permeated with an anti-Semitic and anti-Russian atmosphere,” and ...

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Bankruptcy – Dischargeability Of Debt – Spousal Support – Parties' Intent (access required)

Where the property settlement agreement between debtor and his wife provided for his payment of the mortgage on what had been the marital residence, which she was to retain, as well as certain other employment-related insurance expenses and payment of ...

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Criminal – Mail Delivery Of Drugs – Defendant's Palm Print (access required)

Although police investigating the source of two packages of drugs sent anonymously to a university employee were able to identify a latent palm print of defendant, the employee’s ex-husband, on one of the packages, and although a forensic document analyst ...

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