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Benchmarks: Caregiver assumed risk of attack by Alzheimer’s patient

A California home care worker suffered serious stab wounds in 2008 when an 85-year-old Alzheimer’s patient suddenly turned on her. This week, a state court ruled that the caregiver assumed the risk of her injuries.

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False arrest, beating claims settled for $500,000

A Baltimore, Md. grandfather who was beaten while in jail with his wife on allegedly trumped-up charges of kidnapping their grandchild will receive $500,000 from the city under a recently approved out-of-court settlement.

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$5 million suit alleges police brutality, false imprisonment

A year ago, Rodney L. Smith and Christopher Owens were facing prison time, with a half-dozen members of the Baltimore Police Department lined up to testify that they resisted arrest and assaulted officers during an October 2009 traffic stop. Earlier ...

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Is battery a ‘violent’ felony?

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a defendant’s prior conviction for felony battery constitutes a “violent” felony for the purpose of imposing a heightened sentence under the federal statute governing career criminals.

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