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Lawyers defend right to use drivers’ records to seek clients

The justices of the Supreme Court are trying to dissect the language of a poorly worded federal statute that protects drivers’ personal information from misuse in an effort to determine whether lawyers broke the law in looking for potential class action plaintiffs.

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Court to weigh lawyers’ rights to driving records

The Supreme Court has stepped into a dispute over whether lawyers can obtain personal information from driver license records to recruit clients for lawsuits, despite a federal privacy law intended to shield motor vehicle records.

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Supreme Court will decide interpreters’ compensation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether the costs of document translators are covered under a federal statute that requires the losing party in litigation to pay for “compensation for interpreters.” The case, Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific ...

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Deadline looms for ADA changes

The vast majority of publicly accessible properties — including hotels, stores, banks, movies theaters, doctors’ offices and barbershops — will be affected by new accessibility rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act governing public accommodations. The rules, which have an ...

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Lawsuits over ‘fracking’ spread across U.S.

Litigation over oil and natural gas industry techniques that include hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is underway across the country and expected to spread. Over the past few years, the use of fracking to drive natural gas out of shale rock ...

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