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7th Circuit takes narrow view of medical confidentiality

A Wisconsin man claimed that a former employer hurt his job prospects by spreading the word that he suffered from debilitating migraines. If true, did the former employer expose itself to liability by violating the Americans with Disabilities Act’s medical confidentiality requirement?

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Auto insurer had no duty to protect lawyer’s fee

An Indiana lawyer thought he had a case against State Farm when he failed to receive his fair share of a former client’s personal injury settlement.

But a state court just rejected the notion that the auto insurer had any duty to protect the attorney fee lien filed by the discharged lawyer.

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Court limits duty of left-turning drivers

As young drivers, we are taught to keep our wheels straight when waiting to make a left-hand turn. That’s to prevent us from being propelled into oncoming traffic should we suffer the misfortune of being rear-ended.

But does a driver breach a duty of care to oncoming drivers by failing to follow this simple rule?

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