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District court’s injunction stayed by appellate court (access required)

After a Maryland federal district court judge issued an injunction enjoining the Department of Health and Human Services from implementing new federal regulations with respect to the funding of family planning services in Maryland, the appellate court, over a dissent, ...

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School sanctioned for failing to maintain assault investigation records (access required)

Where a school board directly violated its own policy by failing to preserve certain documents relating to the school’s investigation into a student’s allegations that she had been sexually assaulted during an overnight school trip, the board was sanctioned for ...

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Settlement terms did not include execution of release (access required)

Where the parties agreed in an email exchange to settle their suit, the term “settlement” was not ambiguous – it means “dismissal of this lawsuit” – and “no reasonable person would have attributed execution of a release to the term ...

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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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Employees terminated after plant closure could sue as a class (access required)

Employees who were laid off when the manufacturing facility they worked at was closed and claimed that their employer failed to provide adequate notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act could bring a class action suit against their ...

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Non-diverse defendant not indispensable (access required)

Where the addition of a new defendant destroyed the court’s diversity jurisdiction and the plaintiff had already obtained a preliminary injunction against another defendant, the non-diverse defendant was severed from the case because, despite having an agency relationship with a ...

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