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Massachusetts now allows conditional guilty pleas.

In criminal cases defendants often bring motions to suppress evidence (exclude evidence from trial) based on arguments that the evidence was seized in violation of defendant's constitutional rights. These motions typically argue that evidence was seized in violation of constitutional … Continue reading

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Federal court allows emolument lawsuit to proceed [text]

Today the US District Court for the District of Maryland rejected Trump’s attempt to stop a lawsuit filed by the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland that alleges Trump is violating the anti-corruption emoluments clauses of the Constitution. … Continue reading

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Judge Allows Trip-and-Fall Victim to Proceed with Lawsuit Based on Presence of Clear Clothes Hanger

A key question in most premises liability cases is, “What constitutes a hazard?” After all, not every object that may obstruct a customer’s path is is necessarily dangerous. It is important to establish why a particular object constitutes a hazard–which … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court Allows Lost Profits on Foreign Sales as Damages for Infringement of a U.S. Patent

A United States patent gives the owner certain patent rights, including the right to sue for damages for infringement.  It has been generally understood that U.S. patent rights end at the border; to obtain similar rights in a foreign country, … Continue reading

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Seventh Circuit Allows Review Of Potential Payments Made To Class Members Objecting To Class Settlement

By Christopher M. Cascino and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Seyfarth Synopsis: In Pearson v. Target Corp., No. 17-2275, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 17337 (7th Cir. June 26, 2018), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit took aim at … Continue reading

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