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Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Can lawyers use privacy act to gather client information?

Does the litigation exception to the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act allow lawyers to obtain, disclose or use personal information solely to find clients to represent in a developing lawsuit, including solicitation through a direct mail advertising campaign? The U.S. Supreme ...

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Justices to decide if Navy doctor can be sued for battery

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal Gonzalez Act waives governmental immunity for battery claims against a Navy doctor who allegedly performed cataract surgery without the patient’s informed consent.

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Justices to decide if government immune in sexual assault by prison guards

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal government is immune from tort liability for the alleged sexual assault of a prison inmate by correctional officers that occurred outside the scope of an arrest, search or seizure.

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