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Counsel’s inadequacy leads to denial of class certification (access required)

Attorneys who failed to demonstrate their experience in similar class actions, violated federal and local rules and were deficient in their performance in other cases lack the experience, diligence and discipline necessary to competently represent the proposed class. Background This ...

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Former police officer’s conviction for bribery stands (access required)

A former police officer allegedly pressured a confidential informant for sex in exchange for remaining out on bond. Because the intangible value of the conduct was at least $5,000, which was the statutory minimum for the bribery conviction, the conviction stands. ...

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Wife sanctioned for violating property settlement agreement (access required)

A wife who twice violated terms of a property settlement agreement was sanctioned by the court.  A third sanction was vacated, however, because it was a criminal contempt sanction in what the circuit court maintained was a civil contempt proceeding. ...

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