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Man can’t sue U.S. agencies over records sharing

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government cannot be sued for emotional distress after two agencies improperly shared a man’s medical records detailing his HIV status. “We hold that the Privacy Act does not unequivocally authorize ...

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Product-liability lawyers weigh pre-emption ruling

WASHINGTON — The confusing state of the U.S. Supreme Court’s pre-emption jurisprudence got trickier late last month with a ruling that threw out a state-law failure-to-warn claim on the grounds that federal law occupied the field of locomotive safety. The ...

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25th Street Station’s foes lose on appeal

Several community activists who oppose the creation of a Walmart-centered development in Remington have lost another round in court. Benn Ray, Brendan Coyne, Douglas M. Armstrong and Allen W. Hicks cannot sue over plans for the 25th Street Station project, ...

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Ex-P.G. County schools chief Hornsby gets partial win, resentencing

A federal appeals court has reversed three fraud convictions against former Prince George’s County schools chief Andre J. Hornsby and ordered a new sentencing hearing on his convictions for obstruction of justice and witness- and evidence-tampering, which remain intact. Hornsby ...

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Court of Appeals: Foreclosure trustee can’t add fee

Trustees handling a foreclosure sale cannot require a winning bidder to pay their attorneys’ fees for reviewing documents when the deed changes hands, the state’s highest court held Tuesday. The Court of Appeals overturned the ratification of a foreclosure sale ...

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