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Airline asks justices preemptively to ground passenger’s claim (access required)

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WASHINGTON — In the latest case asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the preemptive effect of a federal law on a plaintiff’s civil lawsuit, the justices considered Tuesday whether the Airline Deregulation Act prevents a disgruntled airline passenger from ...

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No Bargaining Over Probationary Workers (access required)

The 4th Circuit refuses to order the Internal Revenue Service to bargain with representatives of the National Treasury Employees Union over granting probationary employees the right to use grievance procedures under the parties’ collective bargaining act, and affirms the judgment ...

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City, Sheriff’s Office Dismissed from Assault Suit (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court dismisses the city of Bristol and the Bristol Sheriff’s Office as defendants from plaintiff’s civil rights suit alleging defendants deliberately disregarded the danger posed by plaintiff’s cellmate, who sexually assaulted plaintiff. Plaintiff alleges defendant officers ...

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