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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Equitable Distribution (access required)

Where the parties have accumulated over $400,000 in marital assets which will be divided evenly in the equitable distribution proceeding, but the wife’s precarious health make it unlikely that she will be able to work, because of that factor and ...

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Property – Municipal – Approval Of Subdivision Plan – Overhead Lines (access required)

Where the developer is suing the town because it contends the town had no legal authority to condition its approval of the developer’s subdivision plan on its burial of overhead power lines, the court sustains the town’s demurrer on the ...

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Domestic Relations – Oral Settlement – Necessity of Hearing (access required)

Although husband contends the trial court should hold a hearing to determine whether both he and wife intended to agree to the property settlement terms read into the record in court, such a hearing is unnecessary because husband’s response to ...

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Commercial – Civil Practice – Docketing – Mechanic's Lien – Necessary Party – Judgment Creditor (access required)

Although the clerk may have received and date-stamped the abstract of the stone company’s judgment against the property owner prior to the time the contractor filed his bill to enforce a mechanic’s lien, that judgment was not docketed at the ...

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Social Security – Pain Standard – Corroboration Of Pain – Effect On Daily Life (access required)

Although claimant contended she suffered disabling joint pain as well as headaches and pain from peptic ulcer and gastrointestinal disease, the Administrative Law Judge’s review of the impact this pain had on claimant’s daily life activities indicates the pain was ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title IX – Retaliation – College Counselor – Causation – 1991 Civil Rights Act (access required)

Where the trial court concluded, based on jury findings, that defendant college had discriminated against plaintiff in its consideration of her for the position of activities counselor, but that plaintiff would not have received the position even if the college ...

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Civil Rights – First Amendment – Adult Bookstore – Prior Restraint (access required)

Where a Prince George’s County, Md. ordinance prohibits adult bookstores from operating anywhere in the county unless they obtain a special exception from the District Council, with administrative review of any application to be completed within 150 days of application ...

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Environmental – Discharge Permit – Storm Water – Oil & Gas Construction (access required)

Where a group of oil and gas trade associations is challenging in federal court an Environmental Protection Agency internal memorandum that advised regional staff that a permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System is required for storm water discharges ...

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