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Qualified immunity of public officials in litigation

Qualified immunity of public officials in litigation Sonnleitner v York, et al, 304 F.3d 704 Sometimes public officials are named as respondents in a lawsuit. The Sonnleitner case considers a qualified immunity defense available to such officials in connection with … Continue reading

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Qualified Written Requests – from my new law clerk

12 U.S.C. 2605(e) Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act A borrower may send a "Qualified Written Request" (QWR) to a loan servicer when the borrower believes there is an error in his or her mortgage account. The QWR must: (1) be… … Continue reading

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Qualified immunity from civil lawsuits

Qualified immunity from civil lawsuits Doninger v. Niehoff, USCA, Second Circuit, Docket Nos. 09-1452-cv (L), 09-1601-cv (XAP), 09-2261-cv (CON) Avery Doninger, a high school student, claimed that school administrators violated her First Amendment rights to free speech by (1) preventing … Continue reading

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Using a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) To Protect Your Rights

In most middle class divorces, very often the most valuable asset acquired during the marriage is the retirement benefits of one or both parties. These benefits must be divided as part of the divorce, which means you need to make … Continue reading

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Statements made to the press about an individual that the individual finds offensive may be protected by a qualified privilege

Statements made to the press about an individual that the individual finds offensive may be protected by a qualified privilege Liere v Scully, 2010 NY Slip Op 09227, Decided on December 14, 2010, Appellate Division, Second Department Peter Scully, Regional … Continue reading

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