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  1. If impeached, Mark Fuller would be 12th federal judge removed from bench in 211 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | Alabama Live

    If Congress impeaches federal judge Mark Fuller following last month's domestic violence arrest , he will become only the 12th judge in U.S. history to be removed in that fashion and the first from Alabama. Fuller, like other district and circuit appeals judges and Supreme Court justices, was appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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  2. Sparkman Middle administrators kept jobs or were promoted after teen raped in school...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | Alabama Live

    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- All of the school administrators that the Justice Department has accused of "willful indifference" leading up to the 2010 rape of a 14-year-old girl at Sparkman Middle School remain in their jobs - and one assistant principal has since been promoted. Ronnie Blair, who ran unsuccessfully earlier this year for Madison County superintendent , remains principal of Sparkman Middle and Teresa Terrell remains his assistant principal.

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  3. Federal appeals court upholds dismissal of suits against tobacco companiesRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Jurist

    The 750 consolidated individual cases included: 588 personal injury cases filed on behalf of purportedly living cigarette smokers who, as it turns out, were dead at the time of filing , 160 loss of consortium cases filed on behalf of spouses and children of these predeceased plaintiffs, and two wrongful death cases filed more than two years after the decedent-smoker's death. The cases, all filed by the same law firm, were consolidated by the courts due to "patent defects" resulting from "counsel's failure to obtain accurate information regarding whether or when certain smokers died."

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  4. Court Spits Out Suits on Behalf of Dead SmokersRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Courthouse News Service

    The 11th Circuit showed no patience Wednesday toward class counsel who filed 588 personal-injury cases on behalf of already dead Florida smokers. "As any lawyer worth his salt knows, a dead person cannot maintain a personal injury claim under Florida law," the 84-page judgment states.

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  5. Requiring Employees to Work on Maternity Leave Could Interfere with FMLA RightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | JD Supra

    If an employee claims her employer interfered with her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act , but she didn't lose any salary or benefits, can she win her case? In Evans v. Books-A-Million , the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals says maybe .

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  6. Convicted Terrorist Jose Padilla Resentenced to 21 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | FindLaw

    Well, it took 'em, what, three and a half years to finish interrogating him in a Navy brig? It's unsurprising, then, that nearly three years after the Eleventh Circuit rejected his previous sentence as too lenient, Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen-turned-terrorist affiliate , finally knows his fate: 21 years behind bars. Thanks to that ruling, he did not get credit for the years of "harsh treatment" or torture he endured while locked up in the brig, without access to an attorney.

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  7. A reader's follow-up to my recent post discussing the prevalence ...Read the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Law.com

    A reader's follow-up to my recent post discussing the prevalence of federal appellate judges born in Pennsylvania: If you want to be unique among federal appellate judges, being born in Saudi Arabia or Romania gives you a good head start. Being born in Pennsylvania, on the other hand, simply won't cut it.

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  8. Law firm mistakenly identifies dead smokers as alive in 588 suits; 11th Circuit upholds dismissalRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | ABA Journal

    A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of 750 tobacco suits, citing this major problem: The Florida law firm that brought the cases had mistakenly identified 588 dead smokers as still being alive. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to toss 588 personal injury suits filed on behalf of the smokers who turned out to be dead, 160 loss of consortium cases filed on behalf of spouses and children of those "predeceased plaintiffs," and two wrongful-death cases that were barred by the statute of limitations.

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  9. Federal Appeals Court upholds dismissal of tobacco casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | Business Journal

    In a victory for the tobacco industry, a federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the dismissal of hundreds of cases alleging that smoking caused people to get sick. The cases, which were filed in federal court, are part of thousands that stem from a major 2006 decision by the Florida Supreme Court that established critical findings about the health dangers of smoking and misrepresentation by cigarette makers.

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  10. 750 Smoking Lawsuits Up in SmokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Daily Business Review

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit blamed faulty research by a law firm in wiping out 750 lawsuits filed by the survivors of deceased smokers.

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  11. The Ray Rice of Judges May Keep His JobBy Tim MakRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | The Daily Beast

    ... would avoid pending charges if he completes a counseling program. In the meantime, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals is investigating the incident. However, their options are weak: the court can issue a public rebuke or ask Fuller to resign, but ...

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  12. 588 Smoking Lawsuits Up in SmokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Daily Business Review

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit blamed faulty research by a law firm in wiping out 588 lawsuits filed by the survivors of deceased smokers.

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  13. Court upholds dismissal of Florida smoker lawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    MIAMI, Fla.- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of 750 lawsuits filed against tobacco companies by a law firm representing Florida smokers and their families. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Wednesday with a lower court that the cases were improperly filed after the smoker had died.

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  14. Padilla SentencedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Convicted al-Qaida terrorism plotter Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen jailed for years as an enemy combatant, was handed a new 21-year prison sentence Tuesday because an appeals court determined his previous 17-year term was too lenient. A jury found the Brooklyn-born Padilla guilty in 2007 on charges of supporting al-Qaida and terrorism conspiracy, which carried a possible life sentence.

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  15. Orthodox Jewish Temple & City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida Settle RLUIPA SuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | JD Supra

    Temple B'Nai Zion and the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida have settled their four-plus years of litigation over the Temple's appeal of the City's historic site designation of property owned by the Temple and used as a synagogue. We previously reported on the case a year ago, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed the lower court's dismissal, finding the case ripe for review under traditional notions of ripeness, and choosing not to apply the Williamson County ripeness test.

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  16. Federal judge resentences Padilla to 21 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Jurist

    Judge Marcia Cooke resentenced Padilla after the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled in 2011 that Padilla's 17-year sentence was too lenient [JURIST report] and ordered a new sentencing hearing. Padilla was an al Qaeda recruit and first US citizen considered an enemy combatant in the age of terrorism.

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  17. Jose Padilla Re-Sentenced to 21 Years in PrisonRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Washington DC - infoZine - U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke re-sentenced Jose Padilla to serve 21 years in prison for his 2007 conviction for conspiracy to murder, kidnap and maim individuals in a foreign country; conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists; and providing material support to terrorists. The U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals had remanded the case after upholding the convictions but vacating the original sentence of 17 and-a-half years as too lenient.

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  18. Sixth Circuit Says Misappropriation of Customer List Not Insured...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | JD Supra

    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Liberty Corporate Capital did not have to defend a firearms retailer in a lawsuit alleging that the retailer improperly obtained and used its competitor's customer list to send e-mail blasts about its own products. The customer list did not qualify as a misappropriated "advertising idea," according to the court, and thus did not bring the suit within the advertising liability coverage of the Liberty CGL policy issued to the retailer.

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  19. Eleventh Circuit Concludes That Filing a Proof of Claim After the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | JD Supra

    Recently, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled whether filing a proof of claim in a chapter 13 bankruptcy case after the statute of limitations on the ability to collect the debt expires violates the FDCPA. In Crawford v.

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  20. Jill Pryor's Nomination to Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ConfirmedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | JD Journal

    Summary : After a two-and-a-half year quest to obtain a seat on the bench of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Jill Pryor's nomination was finally confirmed by the Senate on Monday. According to the Daily Report, the Senate voted 97-0 on Monday to confirm Jill Pryor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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