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Parts of potentially incriminating statements must be redacted (access required)

Where co-defendants in a murder case who were not testifying at trial made statements about a stabbing incident, the portions that were potentially incriminating to the defendant were redacted. Background German Hernandez is charged with conspiring to commit murder and ...

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Police officers can be sued for violating citizen’s rights (access required)

Where a man alleged that police officers entered his house without a warrant, slapped his hands while they were behind his back, imprisoned him without reason and conducted an unconstitutional search, his Fourth Amendment claims survive a motion to dismiss. ...

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Lowe’s sued for negligent hot water heater installation (access required)

Where Lowe’s allegedly promised to install a hot water heater “in a good and workmanlike manner,” and the homeowner alleged the installation was deficient and flooded his basement, his claims for breach of contract, negligence and a violation of the ...

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Decedent’s estate awarded $250,000 in UM benefits (access required)

Where a man killed in an automobile accident had $1.5 million in uninsured and underinsured, or UM coverage, motorist coverage, and his estate accepted a $1.25 million wrongful-death settlement from the responsible driver’s carriers, the estate is awarded $250,000 in ...

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Medical centers’ COVID business loss claims dismissed (access required)

Where medical centers sought coverage for COVID-related business losses under the biocontamination and decontamination costs provisions in their policy, their claims are dismissed. The provisions require changes to the nature of the insured property that necessitates either repair or replacement ...

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