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Public to be notified of bombmaker’s release from jail (access required)

Where a man who unsuccessfully attempted to blow up the building where his ex-wife worked is scheduled to be released from jail because his 30-year mandatory, consecutive sentence was imposed in violation of the Constitution, victims and possible victims are ...

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Labor Secretary’s ‘illogical and improbable’ calculations dismissed (access required)

Although the defendant never opposed the Secretary of Labor’s motion for default judgment, the district court denied it because the motion rested on “illogical and improbable” damages calculations. Background On March 23, 2018, plaintiff alleged violations of the Fair Labor ...

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Claim against background check provider struck for third time (access required)

Where the plaintiffs’ third attempt to plead plausible claims against a background check provider under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, was insufficient, the court dismissed the suit with prejudice. Background Plaintiffs’ three-count second amended class complaint alleges violations of the ...

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Limitations statutes stop some claims in antitrust suit (access required)

Where two groups of plaintiffs in consolidated class actions against America’s leading manufacturers of interior molded doors alleged antitrust violations, the court applied statutes of limitations to narrow the suit and dismissed numerous state antitrust, consumer protection and unjust enrichment ...

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Complaint against pharmaceutical firm fails (access required)

Where a complaint alleging that Teva Pharmaceuticals breached a contract by failing to use commercially reasonable efforts to market a particular drug, but failed to plead facts showing what efforts Teva should have made, the complaint was dismissed. Background This breach ...

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