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Fair trial not affected by use of hearing-impaired juror (access required)

Where the trial judge overseeing the defendant’s trial for first-degree murder and armed robbery was aware of a juror’s hearing impairment, and took steps to address it, including repeatedly questioning the juror and confirming with counsel that they could proceed, ...

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Tax franchisor’s former in-house counsel can represent plaintiffs (access required)

Where Liberty Tax, the tax preparation franchisor, failed to show that the confidential information its former in-house counsel obtained during his six-year tenure was substantially related to the issues in the case, its motion to disqualify him was denied. Background ...

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Company’s effort to disqualify employee’s counsel fails (access required)

Where the company moved to disqualify counsel representing an employee in her civil rights case because it was representing a co-defendant in a separate case involving the company’s successor corporation, the motion was denied because there was no actual or ...

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Visitor to landfill alleges owner’s acts caused accident (access required)

Where a man directed by his probation officer to perform community service at a landfill was stuck and injured by a vehicle, he plausibly alleged the landfill’s owner breached a duty to provide training, warnings, supervision or signage, and that ...

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