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Child victim restitution standard shatters circuits

WASHINGTON – A federal statute makes it mandatory for victims of child pornography to get restitution for the losses they suffer. But federal court rulings deciding how those losses should be categorized and what proof is required to establish liability ...

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Railroad and maritime lawyers see victory in Supremes ruling

Although the case was closer than expected, attorneys who represent railroad workers are applauding the Supreme Court’s ruling last week that applied a relaxed causation standard to injury claims under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act.

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Relaxed causation standard for railroad worker suits

An injured railroad worker suing under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act need only prove that the railroad company’s negligence played a part – no matter how small – in his injury, the Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision.

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