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Court to look at huge sex bias suit vs. Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will consider whether to keep alive the largest job discrimination case in U.S. history, a lawsuit against Wal-Mart that grew from a half-dozen women to a class action that could involve billions of dollars for ...

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Pennsylvania lawsuit: Firm let nonlawyers file foreclosures

PITTSBURGH — A Philadelphia law firm used nonlawyers to file untold numbers of mortgage foreclosures across the state and fraudulently collected attorney’s fees that caused people to lose their homes in cases which should be legally nullified, a Pittsburgh lawyer ...

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New trial granted to Amtrak worker’s widow (access required)

A widow can pursue a wrongful-death claim against Amtrak because the trial judge failed to tell jurors that assumption of risk is no defense in the case of a railroad worker killed on the job, Maryland’s top court ruled Wednesday. ...

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Supreme Court will review $290 million patent verdict

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a $290 million dispute between Microsoft Corp. and a Canadian technology company over complaints that a tool used in the popular Microsoft Word program violated patent protections. The high court on ...

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Justices take CSX case on causation standard

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether plaintiffs alleging negligence under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act must prove proximate causation. The case stems from hand injuries suffered by a railroad engineer when he used the railroad brake during switching ...

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Neurologist sues Hopkins for $25.5M (access required)

The neurologist who established the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center is suing the university for $25.5 million, claiming it continues to accuse him of unethical behavior despite “overwhelming factual evidence” to the contrary. Dr. Douglas Kerr, who left Hopkins this ...

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