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Claims move forward in fraternity hazing case (access required)

Where a minor plaintiff claims defendant fraternity members required him to consume large amounts of alcohol if he wanted further consideration for membership, most of his claims survive defendants’ demurrers and pleas at bar. Party time Plaintiff alleges that he ...

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Medical opinion is hearsay in medmal case (access required)

Where defendants seek to admit a doctor’s note in plaintiff’s medical records without having him testify at a deposition or at trial, the portion of the note containing plaintiff’s medical history and his condition when he arrived at the hospital ...

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No stacking of coverage for UIM bodily injury (access required)

An insurer’s vehicle policies unambiguously prevent stacking of underinsured coverage for bodily injury. As a result, the available coverage for the injured party is limited to $25,000, instead of a greater amount he claims is available. Policies Fafa was involved ...

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Nuisance claim for missing stop sign goes forward (access required)

Where plaintiff alleges that a city created a public nuisance by not replacing a missing stop sign at the intersection where another driver collided with her car, the city’s demurrer is overruled. However, the city’s special plea of sovereign immunity ...

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