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Foreign Governments.

Even though a man was recruited in the U.S. to work for a hospital owned by a foreign government, he cannot sue the foreign government in a U.S. court for torturing him after he disclosed safety problems; this is prohibited ...

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Death Penalty.

A capital defendant is not entitled to an instruction on the mitigating circumstance that he has committed no other serious crimes unless he presents evidence showing that he has in fact committed no other serious crimes. U.S. Supreme Court. Delo ...

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Death Penalty. (274708)

A capital sentencer may consider the aggravating circumstance that the defendant “exhibited utter disregard for human life” by acting in a “cold-blooded” way; this is not unconstitutionally vague. U.S. Supreme Court. Arave v. Creech, No. 91-1160. March 30, 1993. Lawyers ...

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Escheat.

The right to escheat dividends and interest held by a bank, broker or other intermediary for an owner who cannot be located belongs to the state in which the intermediary is incorporated. U.S. Supreme Court. Delaware v. New York, No. ...

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Prejudgment Interest.

The U.S. is entitled to collect prejudgment interest on a debt owed to it by a state. U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. v. Texas, No. 91-1729. April 5, 1993. Lawyers Weekly USA No. 9900179) (16 pages). To order a copy of ...

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