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Benchmarks: Gambling contract may be enforceable

Anyone who has gone to law school probably has some dim memory of being told that gambling contracts are generally unenforceable on public policy grounds. But Tuesday a California court decided that a professional poker player just might have enforceable ...

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Supreme Court consider costs of debt collection suits

WASHINGTON – In a case involving prevailing party costs and an apparent conflict between a federal statute and a rule of civil procedure, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether debt collection defendants can recover costs in non-frivolous ...

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Court ponders class certification standard in securities fraud case

WASHINGTON – In the second of two cases considering what class action plaintiffs must prove to make it past the certification stage, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tackled the issue of whether plaintiffs asserting a fraud-on-the-market claim must ...

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