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No privacy interest in expunged criminal record

City officials didn’t violate an employee’s privacy rights when they accessed and disclosed criminal records that he had succeeded in having expunged, 3rd Circuit has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.

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Ex-wife can receive survivor benefits

A QDRO submitted by the ex-wife of a civil service employee was sufficiently explicit to entitle her to a survivor annuity as a former spouse, the Federal Circuit has ruled.

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Which e-mail service is right for you?

For most attorneys, an-email address might seem as trivial. But for many practice management experts and marketing consultants, it is a valuable tool for clients to not only contact an attorney but get an idea of what they might be able to expect from him or her.

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Attorney fee awards subject to offset

Attorney fees awarded in Social Security benefits cases can be offset by the amounts that the plaintiffs owed the federal government, the 6th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.

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$30M for brain-damaged teenager

A Mississippi jury has awarded $30 million to Ethan Bryant, 19, and his parents after the teenager was severely injured following a deadly truck accident in August 2006.

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Lawyer’s fax record may verify complaint’s receipt

An attorney’s fax confirmation record of the sending of a discrimination complaint may provide a basis for proving that the document was received on time by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the 7th Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary ...

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