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Personal jurisdiction claims in rent-a-tribe suit rejected (access required)

Where the wife and a company owned by a man who allegedly engaged in a “rent-a-tribe” scheme in order to make usurious short-term loans moved to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, their motion was denied. The complaint plausibly alleged ...

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Lockheed Martin dodges claims arising out of $7B sale (access required)

Where a company alleged that Lockheed Martin and other defendants conspired to “cut it out” as the broker for a large, complex international military procurement transaction, but the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the tort claims, and the antitrust ...

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Ex-student can’t show discipline was discriminatory (access required)

Where a student dismissed from the East Carolina University School of Social Work’s Master’s Degree program sued the university alleging that its decision discriminated against her in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, the university was granted ...

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$1M penalty imposed against prime contractor (access required)

Where employees working for the subcontractor of a government prime contractor accepted more than $1 million in kickbacks, a civil penalty in that amount was imposed against the government contractor under the strict liability provision of the Anti-Kickback Act. Background ...

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Res judicata bars fifth suit arising from same facts (access required)

Where the court previously dismissed with prejudice a suit brought by disgruntled bank customers for failure to state a claim, their current complaint — which was their fifth complaint — was substantially similar to the previously filed complaints and the ...

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