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Leather Company Solicited Business in Forum State (access required)

An Argentinian company that sold finished leather goods to a North Carolina leather wholesaler “purposefully availed” itself of the privilege of conducting business in North Carolina by contacting the wholesaler in North Carolina, conducting repeated in-person solicitations and meetings on ...

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Weapons Conviction Vacated, But No ‘Actual Innocence’ (access required)

Although the district court vacated appellant’s felon-in-possession conviction in the wake of U.S. v. Simmons, the 4th Circuit says appellant is not entitled to a certificate of actual innocence that would allow him to recover compensation from the government for ...

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Plan Should Have Asked for Medical Records (access required)

ERISA’s “collaborative” process for reviewing disability claims required defendant plan, at a minimum, to clearly tell claimant she needed to provide records from a psychologist who, in the wake of claimant’s multiple chest surgeries treated her for post-traumatic stress disorder ...

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IDEA Claims Not Exhausted at State Level (access required)

Parents challenging a school’s Individualized Education Plan for their nine-year-old autistic daughter did not exhaust their administrative remedies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act because they did not challenge the IEP as a whole before the state review officer; ...

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