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Wife’s action to recover life insurance proceeds preempted, justices rule

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a divorced Virginia woman could not be forced to surrender the proceeds of a federal employee life insurance policy that she received as her ex-husband’s named beneficiary.

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Court takes up peeved airline flyer’s preemption case

WASHINGTON – A long running battle between a Minnesota frequent flyer and an airline carrier has landed before the U.S. Supreme Court, giving the justices yet another chance to weigh in on whether a federal law preempts a state law-based ...

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LASIK patients can’t sue over ‘off-label’ uses

Eye surgery patients could not pursue product liability claims based solely on their doctors’ “off-label” use of laser medical devices to perform their procedures, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.

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