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DOJ asks to dismiss case seeking release of bin Laden photographs

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Monday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit calling for the release of photographs taken shortly after Osama bin Laden’s death. Nonprofit organization Justice Watch [advocacy website] filed a complaint … Continue reading

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New FTCA Case From Sixth Circuit – Josh Himes v. USA

New Federal Tort Claims Act case from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case involved an issue of whether the USA is entitled to an up-the-ladder immunity that companies enjoy under Kentucky state law. The Sixth Circuit found that … Continue reading

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Court denies airline's summary judgment motion in trip and fall case

Walsh v. Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 12, 2011). The plaintiff tripped over a metal bar and fell in a departure gate seating area while walking to join a line of persons waiting to board a flight from Amsterdam … Continue reading

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Where Did Judge Kozinski's Libertarian Streak Go in the Redondo Beach Case?

By Mike Dorf A little over a week ago, an en banc 9th Circuit court invalidated a Redondo Beach, CA ordinance banning "stand[ing] on a street or highway and solicit[ing], or attempt[ing] to solicit, employment, business, or contributions from an … Continue reading

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New Jones Act Case From Eleventh Circuit – Lindo v. NCL (BAHAMAS), LTD.

New case from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals regarding arbitration clause in a Jones Act employment contract. The case is Lindo v. NCL (BAHAMAS), LTD., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 18001 and it can be found here (with a 24 … Continue reading

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