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SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY

A state’s acceptance of federal funding does not amount to a waiver of its sovereign immunity to private suits for money damages under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. See “Prisoner can’t sue state under RLUIPA” U.S. Supreme ...

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SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY

A federal court may hear a lawsuit for prospective relief against state officials brought by another agency of the same state. U.S. Supreme Court. Va. Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Stewart., No. 09-529.  April 19, 2011. Lawyers USA No. ...

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$19 million for infant given overdose in hospital

A Florida jury has awarded $19.2 million to the family of a child who suffers from cerebral palsy and other life-altering conditions after being given a nearly lethal overdose of neonatal nutrients and trace elements in the hospital.

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Attorney can sue government for credit card violations

A lawyer could sue the federal government for allegedly violating consumer protection law by displaying his credit card information in connection with his use of a district court’s online filing system, the Federal Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.

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