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Voluntary Payments Not ‘Compensation’ Under LHWCA (access required)

In this first-impression case, the 4th Circuit says the term “compensation” in Section 22 of the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act does not include the payment of medical benefits, and the court upholds the Benefits Review Board’s denial of ...

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Complete Frivolity Needed for ‘Three Strikes’ Rule (access required)

The “three strikes” rule that prohibits a prisoner from proceeding in forma pauperis if he previously filed three or more actions dismissed as frivolous only applies to actions dismissed entirely as frivolous, malicious or for failure to state a claim; ...

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Habeas Writ Reversed for Jurors’ Dictionary Use (access required)

Although jurors consulted a dictionary for definitions of terms in the judge’s criminal instructions after defendant drove his car the wrong way down an exit ramp, the 4th Circuit says defendant was not prejudiced because the dictionary definitions did not ...

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