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No fraud liability for failure to report identity theft by third party (access required)

Where an independent insurance agent sold insurance policies under a contract with an insurance company and unknown third parties used the agent’s license to process applications with the insurance company, ultimately leading to financial losses for the agent, the agent ...

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Clinic not liable for its private police’s seizure of employee (access required)

A janitor at mental health clinic who was seized by the clinic’s private police department at his residence, interrogated and allegedly coerced into confessing to lighting matches at the clinic could only pursue a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim against the ...

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Employee fired for dishonesty did not have discrimination claim (access required)

Where a lesbian employee was fired by the same person who had hired her approximately eight months earlier, and the person who fired her had ample reason to believe that she had been dishonest in the course of her employment, ...

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Ex-employee exhausted administrative remedies (access required)

An employer lost its motion to dismiss as its former employee adequately alleged she exhausted administrative remedies. Although she had not received her right-to-sue letter, more than 180 days had elapsed after she filed her charge of discrimination. Background Alice ...

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Product liability suit returning to state court (access required)

A case involving an allegedly defective hip implant is returning to state court after the court held that certain defendants were not fraudulently joined. Because the presence of those defendants destroyed diversity jurisdiction, the court returned the case to state ...

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Unexplained delay barred assertion of new infringement claims (access required)

A patent owner who brought a large number of infringement claims against a manufacturer was not permitted to amend its complaint to assert new claims after the manufacturer successfully challenged the claims before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, or ...

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White supremacists fail to upset Charl0ttesville-related indictment (access required)

The defendants, who are associated with the white-supremacist Rise Above Movement, were indicted for knowingly traveling in interstate commerce to incite a riot; promoting and carrying on a riot; and committing acts of violence and encouraging others to do the ...

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