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MD Supreme Court Clashes Over Appellate Court Comparing Criminal Defendant to Mythological Monster

“Among other things, the Appellate Court in its opinion compared Belton—an African American man—to Grendel, the mythical monster in the Old English epic, Beowulf,” stated Justice Jonathan Biran, in his written opinion for the court. “Belton asserts that this analogy evokes racist tropes of African Americans as subhuman. He raises similar objections concerning several other […]

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Federal Judge: Attorney's Cancer Treatment Constitutes Excusable Neglect to Justify Request for Late Filing

An attorney who had technical problems filing documents in federal court before starting treatment for a recurrence of cancer has shown excusable neglect to justify his motion for leave to file a statement of additional material facts in his client’s gender and age discrimination suit, a district judge in Maine concluded this week.         Click […]

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Federal Judge Awards Car Accident Victim $267K, Finding Defendant Liable for Willful and Wanton Negligence

U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leonard of the Eastern District Court of Virginia determined Kaitlin Vasterling was owed $266,906 after Alison Dirle slammed into Vasterling’s car, seriously injuring her 6-year-old son, determining Dirle was liable for willful and wanton negligence.         Click Here To Read The Full Article

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