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Sequester cuts, closures and furloughs hit federal courts

WASHINGTON – With no solution in sight to end the automatic federal budget cuts that began in March, federal judiciary officials are announcing plans to close courthouses, limit trials and hearings and furlough federal prosecutors, defenders and U.S. Marshals Service ...

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The next big civil rights case involves … Anna Nicole Smith?

The battle over the fortune of the late Texas tycoon J. Howard Marshall, who married former Playboy playmate and model Anna Nicole Smith shortly before his death, could have a dire and unintended consequence: quashing meritorious civil rights and contract actions.

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ASBESTOS

A 1986 asbestos settlement approved by the bankruptcy court precludes direct claims against the asbestos manufacturer’s insurer that are derivative of claims against the manufacturer. U.S. Supreme Court. Traveler’s Indemnity Co. v. Bailey, No. 08-295.  June 18, 2009. Lawyers USA ...

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