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Arbitrator to decide the preclusive effect of prior court judgment

Where there is no agreement to the contrary, an arbitrator, and not the court, decides the preclusive effect of a prior court judgment. Background The crux of this case is the court’s standard for reviewing arbitration awards. The district court ...

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Private plaintiff has no right to injunctive relief under RICO

In an issue of first impression that has divided other circuits, the court held that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, Act does not give private plaintiffs a right to sue for injunctive relief. Background The named plaintiffs ...

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Locality may be held liable for enforcing state statute

In a case of first impression, the court held a local government’s policy of enforcing state law renders it susceptible to Monell liability if the municipal policymaker made a meaningful and conscious choice that caused a constitutional injury. Because the ...

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Permit requirement insufficient for traffic stop

Although regulations prohibit “commercial vehicles” from driving on the George Washington Parkway unless authorized by permit, the mere fact the defendant was driving a commercial vehicle on the parkway did not provide a basis to stop his vehicle. The marijuana ...

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