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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court – Eastern District

Agency not required to release hunting documents proactively (access required)

Animal rights groups were not entitled to an injunction compelling the Fish and Wildlife Service to release proactively documents related to trophy imports of African elephants and lions under the Freedom of Information Act because the act only applies to ...

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$2.1 million recovered under avoidable transfer theory (access required)

A subcontractor that provided equipment, and received over $2.1 million in exchange, lost its attempt to keep those funds after the court agreed the money was paid as an avoidable transfer. Background Clark Construction Group LLC subcontracted work on a ...

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‘Deliberative process’ privilege rejected (access required)

In a lawsuit challenging policies governing servicemembers living with the human immunodeficiency virus, the court held the plaintiffs were entitled to the vast majority of documents withheld by the government on the basis of a “deliberative process” privilege because, among ...

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Drug conspiracy conviction survives post-trial motion (access required)

An individual’s post-trial attack on his conviction for conspiring to distribute cocaine failed when the court held the government satisfied its discovery obligations. Background In October 2015, Arnulfo Fagot-Maximo and five co-conspirators were charged in a single count indictment with ...

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U.S. can’t be sued for detention and removal of U.S. citizen (access required)

The U.S. could not be sued for the unlawful detention and removal of an El Salvadoran native who obtained derivative U.S. citizenship when his father became a naturalized citizen in 1995 because the decisions by immigration officials to investigate, detain ...

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Coverage of law student killed in NJ turned on residence – $170,000 Settlement (access required)

Cassidy, a woman in her mid-20s, was hit by a car while using a crosswalk in Newark, New Jersey, where she had been in Rutgers law school until a few days before. The driver fled the scene. According to the ...

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Choice of forum clause did not survive contract termination (access required)

A plaintiff was not bound by the choice of forum clause in an agreement with the defendant because that clause was not included in the list of clauses that survived termination of the agreement, and plaintiff’s partnership with another corporation ...

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