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Over defendant’s objection, plaintiffs may dismiss case before trial (access required)

Although the defendant argued he expended funds answering the complaint, preparing discovery requests, conducting two depositions and preparing a motion for summary judgment, the court held such costs were not so extensive as to give rise to substantial prejudice. As ...

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Defendant fails to show prior removal order was fundamentally unfair (access required)

The defendant failed to demonstrate any violation of his due process rights during the prior expedited removal hearing. As a result, the court rejected his collateral attack on the indictment. Background Defendant is a citizen of El Salvador who entered ...

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Sheriff has immunity against claim he unlawfully detained plaintiff (access required)

The sheriff allegedly detained the plaintiff at the request of the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The court held the sheriff was entitled to qualified immunity because, at the time of the detention, it was not clearly ...

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