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Discussion of C-section not relevant to use of force in vaginal delivery (access required)

Where a mother alleged that her obstetrician caused injuries to her child by using excessive force during her vaginal delivery but agreed that he did not violate the standard of care by proceeding with the vaginal delivery, she was precluded ...

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Enhancements based on prior arson and distribution convictions upheld (access required)

A defendant was properly subject to an enhanced sentence because his prior state conviction for distribution of crack cocaine qualified as a serious drug offense under the Armed Career Criminal Act, or ACCA, and a controlled substance offense under the ...

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Aiding and abetting fiduciary breach claims removed to federal court (access required)

State court class actions on behalf of owners of stock in an electric and gas utility, which alleged that the company’s CEO and board members breached their fiduciary duties by agreeing to a merger with an energy-based utility company and ...

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Sentence enhanced over conviction for accessory before armed robbery (access required)

A defendant properly received a sentencing enhancement under the Armed Career Criminal Act, or ACCA, because his prior state convictions for common law robbery and accessory before the fact of armed robbery both qualify as violent felonies. Background In 2009, ...

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Female servers harassed by manager entitled to compensatory damages (access required)

Three female servers at a restaurant, who alleged that they complained to the owner of the restaurant about repeated sexual harassment by one of their managers and were ultimately forced to resign as a result of the harassment, were entitled ...

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Richmond police’s training materials do not reflect deliberate indifference (access required)

The City of Richmond is not liable for the death of a man fatally shot by an off-duty police officer because its training materials did not reflect deliberate indifference, as required to impose liability on the city. The case will ...

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Failure to perform settlement agreement was breach of contract (access required)

Defendants, who partnered with plaintiff to develop a community and, as part of a settlement agreement following the project’s collapse, agreed to assume plaintiff’s obligations under a loan taken out to finance the project, committed breach of contract by failing ...

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Use of domain name in commerce created protectable interest (access required)

The owners of certain domain names obtained a protectable interest in those names by using them in commerce before a hacker transferred the names to his control, and the owners were entitled to an order directing that the domain names ...

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