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SW Boston wins key appeals court backing for W Hotel bankruptcy plan
The First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier decision which blocked efforts by the Prudential Insurance Co.
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Wed Apr 09, 2014
Court Weighs Whether Deportation Fits Crime
A federal appellate court heard oral arguments Wednesday about whether immigration judges must consider whether deportation amounts to disproportional punishment for a legal permanent resident following a criminal conviction.
First Circuit Holds That AIG Must Defend Directors and Officers in FDIC Litigation
The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an insured versus insured exclusion did not exempt AIG from advancing defense costs under a D&O policy in a suit brought against the directors and officers of Westernbank by the bank's FDIC receiver.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
A 'Christian' hospital asks permission to cover up its sins
Linda Carswell's 10-year marathon fight with Christus St. Catherine Hospital to find out what happened to her husband came as near to closure last week as she may reasonably hope.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Does The First Amendment Allow Journalists To Lie To Their Subjects?...
On April 1, 2014, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin issued a press release accusing Adroit Films of fraud.
Bangor Daily News
Cape Elizabeth judge wins award named for former federal bench colleague
U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby on Sunday received the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award during an event at Colby College.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Tue Apr 01, 2014
AIG unit must pay D&O liability in Puerto Rican bank case, court rules
An American International Group Inc. unit is obligated to pay defense costs for directors and officers of a now-defunct Puerto Rican bank under terms of its directors and officers liability insurance policy, in litigation filed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., says an appeals court.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Retaliation claim by skycap can proceed
A skycap who was fired because his employer said he solicited tips in violation of company policy could bring a retaliation claim asserting that he was actually terminated for his involvement in a Fair Labor Standards Act action against the company, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided.
Second Amendment Sisters - NH Attorney Seth Hipple Named General Counsel
Concord, NH: The Second Amendment Sisters are pleased to announce that Concord, NH-based attorney Seth Hipple has been named SAS-NH's General Counsel.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
San Mateo Daily Journal
Court denies controller hopeful's appeal: Candidate Juan Raigoza to be on the June ballot
An appellate court yesterday denied controller hopeful Joe Galligan's latest attempt to keep opponent Juan Raigoza off the June ballot based on the validity of his financial credentials.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Worcester to implement foreclosure mediation ordinance, despite possibility of legal challenge
The city is gearing up for implementation of the foreclosure mediation ordinance approved by the City Council late last year, even though legal challenges remain regarding similar ordinances elsewhere in the state.
Case of the used car salesman slash alleged used car thief
The First District Court of Appeals in Houston didn't exactly declare Russell David Balusek innocent, but it did give him another chance this month to prove he isn't a car thief.
WDSU-TV New Orleans
State Supreme Court to hear arguments in Northshore family court case
An appeals court ruling in a St. Tammany case last year calls into question the legal jurisdiction of the family courts in Washington and St. Tammany parishes.
Fri Mar 21, 2014
The Huffington Post
Animal Rights and the Erosion of the First Amendment: AETA, Ag-Gag and Why You Should Care
Last week the First Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit challenging the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act .
Thu Mar 20, 2014
Tarek Mehanna Asks High Court To Review Terror Case
A Massachusetts man convicted in 2011 of trying to help al-Qaida has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case.
Tue Mar 18, 2014
Supreme Court Expands Whistleblower Protection
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that SarbanesOxley extends whistleblower protection, not just to employees of public companies, but to employees of private contractors and subcontractors that serve public companies.
Judge sets Feb. 2015 date for jury to rule on death death penalty for serial killer Gary Lee Sampson
A federal judge has set a February 2015 sentencing trial date for Gary Lee Sampson, who faces the death penalty for killing three people within a week in 2000.
Mon Mar 17, 2014
Protecting Private Wealth: Recent Bankruptcy Cases Involving Tuition...
Two recent decisions may affect the assets of individuals available to satisfy creditors' claims in bankruptcy.