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Jussie Smollett's Case Dismissal Is an example of Identity Politics. | City Journal

The expunging of the 16-count felony indictment against actor Jussie Smollett for faking a hate crime against himself is being treated as a manifestation of Chicago-machine politics, whereby the politically well-connected enjoy a different standard of justice than everyone else. … Continue reading

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Argument preview: Justices to decide whether dismissal as untimely of Supplemental Security Income claimant’s request for review is final decision subject to judicial review

After a hearing, an administrative law judge denied Ricky Lee Smith’s application for supplemental security income benefits based on disability. The ALJ’s decision was dated March 26, 2014, and under the agency regulations, Smith was required to request review of … Continue reading

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Appellate Division Upholds Dismissal of Personal Injury Claim in Domestic Violence case

By Thomas F. Dorn, Esq.  In J.Z. v. E.R., et als. (A-2581-17T2), the Appellate Division addressed what viable personal injury claims a domestic violence victim involved in a love triangle could pursue.  The facts of the case were: Defendant M.V. … Continue reading

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Dismissal of Kansas Police Department Secretary Who Gave Testimony Against Department Not a Violation of First Amendment

By: Loyd Willaford and Matt Baker In Helget v. City of Hays, a former administrative secretary to a police department claimed that her First Amendment rights were violated after she was terminated for testifying about confidential information. The department argued that … Continue reading

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Equifax Data Breach-Related Securities Suit Dismissal Motion Denied in Part, Granted in Part

During 2017 and 2018, plaintiffs’ lawyers filed a number of securities class action lawsuits against companies that had experienced data breaches. Among the highest profile of these cases was the securities lawsuit filed in 2017 against the credit rating firm, … Continue reading

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