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Tag Archives: Judge Michael F. Urbanski

Miranda waiver enforced despite defendant’s claim he was drunk (access required)

Where the defendant signed a Miranda waiver, cooperated in a multi-hour interrogation, exhibited no signs of intoxication and responded to the officer’s questions clearly and with details, his argument that the waiver was defective because he was “tipsy” was rejected. ...

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Jury to decide if doctor was terminated due to patient safety complaints (access required)

A jury will decide if the doctor’s employment agreement was legitimately terminated because of his alleged violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPPA, or if his termination was because of his complaints about patient safety, which ...

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Unwanted contact, comments back hostile environment claim (access required)

Where the plaintiff, who had only recently turned 18, alleged she was subjected to a co-worker’s unwelcome physical contact and comments sexualizing her gender and referencing her physical appearance, she has stated a claim of a hostile work environment. Background ...

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Immigration bond obligor prevails in dispute with bond issuer (access required)

An insurance company that issued thousands of immigration bonds at the request of Nexus Services  prevailed in a dispute over the parties’ indemnity agreement. Nexus was ordered to provide access to its books and records, deposit a reasonable amount as ...

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Conductor’s accident occurred while railcar was ‘in use’ (access required)

Although a railcar was not being operated at the time a Norfolk Southern Railroad Company conductor fell off a culvert, the train was “in use” because it was on the mainline, the conductor was performing final tasks before the train’s ...

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