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Taser mixup victim gets trial

A Maryland deputy who mistook his pistol for a Taser can be sued for shooting an unarmed, fleeing suspect, a federal appeals court held on Thursday. The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a jury could find that ...

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Employer Couldn’t Change Retiree Health Benefits (access required)

A union contract did not allow defendant Volvo Trucks to unilaterally change retiree health benefits after expiration of the contract, and the 4th Circuit upholds a district court order restoring benefits lost from the company’s changes and enjoining the company ...

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Employees’ Severance Claims Have Priority (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a bankruptcy court holding that terminated employees of debtor LandAmerica Financial Group “earned” their severance compensation on the date they became participants in the debtor company’s severance plan immediately after their termination, and rejects the trustee’s ...

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