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Tag Archives: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Donning and Doffing: What would Cardozo do?

Judge Richard Posner is raising eyebrows with this opinion, in which he gleefully admits that he went out and bought safety equipment and timed three clerks as they put it on and took it off in chambers in order to test the reasonableness of the workers' claims in a "donning and doffing" case.

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Opinions – 3/6/14: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Constitutional Law Freedom of speech  BOTTOM LINE: North Carolina statute inviting citizens to “make a statement” and “promote themselves and/or their causes” with specialty license plates but limited invitation to only those citizens who agreed with North Carolina’s “Choose Life” ...

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Opinions – 2/27/14: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Criminal Procedure Speedy Trial Act  BOTTOM LINE: Although U.S. District Court erred in requiring defendant to waive her rights under the Speedy Trial Act as a condition for granting a mistrial, appellate review was not available because defendant’s claims under ...

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Professional liability policy may cover foreclosure fraud (access required)

An Ellicott City title company has moved a step closer to recovering more than $100,000 it paid to settle a civil action by the Office of the Maryland Attorney General, which accused it of participating in a scheme to defraud Maryland homeowners facing foreclosure.

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