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Washington

Hundreds of bank employees have filed a complaint because their pension benefits were frozen after last year’s buyout of Security Pacific Bank of Washington. The internal complaint was filed with BankAmerica Corp. which bought Security Pacific. The 341 workers were ...

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Virginia

The dispute over whether the approved mandatory IOLTA rules changes should stand will be resolved in the Supreme Court next month. Opponents of mandatory IOLTA, including 16 lawyers and one bank representative, were nearly unanimous in the view that the ...

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Vermont

A roadside strip search of an East Dover man by two state police troopers during a traffic stop was illegal, a federal judge has ruled. Robert Wright claimed his constitutional rights were violated because the troopers had no cause to ...

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Utah

Problems in prosecuting child abuse cases is the focus of a panel made up of legislators, lawyers, psychologists and citizens. Rep. Bill Wright, R-Elberta, agreed to head the committee after hearing of a case in his home district where parents ...

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Texas

Clarifying the pleading rules, the Supreme Court has ruled the grounds for summary judgment must be presented in the motion itself. In reversing the Court of Appeals judgment, the high court concluded summary judgement grounds must not be presented in ...

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Tennessee

The state’s 1974 obscenity law has been held valid under the free speech-free press section of the state Constitution by the Supreme Court. In two separate opinions, the five justices upheld the 1987 arrest of two clerks in a Memphis ...

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South Dakota

Improperly stamped ballots must be counted in order to carry out the intent of the voters, the state Supreme Court ruled. The high court’s unanimous decision restored Todd Christensen’s three-vote victory over Betty Lynn in a race for a seat ...

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South Carolina

Drunken-driving defense lawyers are challenging the breath test machine’s scientific basis. Joe McCulloch, a Columbia lawyer, lost his initial challenge against the DataMaster breath tester last year, arguing the machine was not a chemical test, as required by state law. ...

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Rhode Island

An attorney who pursued a malpractice claim against a doctor could not be held liable for malicious prosecution where there was no showing of special injury by the physician, a Superior Court has ruled. According to the lawyer’s attorney, Max ...

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Pennsylvania

The state abortion law’s further delay will be appealed, according to Attorney General Ernie Preate Jr. The law, passed in 1989, was upheld in part by the U.S. Supreme Court, but has been blocked by an injunction. U.S. District Judge ...

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