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Bankruptcy – Automatic Stay – Refiling State Action (309852) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-206) Corrigan v. North-South Skirmish Ass’n Inc. Corporate Non-Stock Corporation – Voluntary Civil War Association – Board’s Disciplinary Procedures Where the board of defendant North-South Skirmish Association (which is made up of member organizations named for Civil ...

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Commercial – Domestic Relations – Parents' Down Payment – Demand Note – Infancy Defense (309868) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-262) Nunez v. Nunez Domestic Relations Equitable Distribution – Equal Contributions – Pension – Imputed Income Although the husband primarily worked outside the home and the wife primarily inside the home and as the main caretaker of ...

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Intellectual Property – Color Transparencies – Conversion – Bailment (309884) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-272) Wells v. Wells Domestic Relations Docketing Support Orders Although the court earlier quashed certain judgments for support arrearage the wife had obtained against her ex-husband, pending further consideration, those judgments need not be stricken from the ...

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Criminal – Criminal Investigation – Investigator's Privilege (access required)

Where a defendant has been indicted for murder and also is defending a civil wrongful death action arising from the same death, a criminal investigator may assert a privilege in order to decline to answer questions about the ongoing criminal ...

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Workers' Comp – Occupational Disease – Carpal Tunnel – Dialysis Technician (309916) (access required)

1994 W.C. Comm. (VLW 094-10-15) Bowen v. Automotive Indus. Inc. Workers’ Comp Occupational Disease – Carpal Tunnel – Auto Assembly Stapler Although claimant’s physician opined that her carpal tunnel syndrome resulted from her repetitive use of a staple gun while ...

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Tort – Commercial – Fraud – RICO – PTL Partnerships – Heritage Theme Park (access required)

Although defendant, a leader and minister of “Praise the Lord” Ministries, contends that he could not be guilty of federal securities fraud because the investors he solicited as “Lifetime Partners” in his Heritage Grand Hotel program purchased their memberships for ...

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Bankruptcy – Preferential Transfers – Ordinary Course Of Business (access required)

Although the unsecured creditor, a nationwide direct-mail marketing service, asserts that it was the industry norm to extend credit and to “work with” customers, the creditor’s actual practice was to require prepayment, rather than to extend credit, and its extension ...

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Jurisdiction – Abstention – State Administrative Proceedings – Employment Discrimination (access required)

Where the Maryland Commission on Human Relations filed an administrative complaint alleging that plaintiff employer, a government contractor, had discriminated against an employee on the basis of a handicap in violation of state law, the district court did not err ...

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Negligence – Slip & Fall – Duty To Warn Of Wet Floor (access required)

Where plaintiff, who was approaching an airport car rental counter, slipped on a floor that defendant cleaning service had mopped shortly before the fall, and plaintiff and another witness testified that no “Wet Floor” signs were posted, the district court ...

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Securities – False Statements – Business Prospects – Performance Predictions (access required)

Although plaintiff investors allege that a series of future predictions made by defendant specialty manufacturer about its business prospects during 1992 constitute false statements or omissions of material fact actionable under federal securities laws, the district court did not err ...

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