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Unanimous High Court: Private Attorney Hired By Government Entitled To Immunity
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A private attorney who is temporarily retained by the government to carry out the government's work may seek qualified immunity from a lawsuit under 42 U.S. Code Section 1983, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled... Read More

Judge Nixes Lawsuit Over Mosque Planned Near Ground Zero
Posted on 14 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A judge has tossed out a lawsuit aiming to stop a proposed mosque about two blocks from ground zero. The American Center for Law and Justice said Monday it plans to appeal the ruling. The conservative legal group filed the lawsuit on behalf... Read More

Court To Decide If Firefighter Suit Moves Forward
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, DC. – (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday seemed willing to let a group of African Americans sue Chicago for discrimination over a hiring test that weeded out black applicants to become firefighters. It is the second time in as... Read More

High Court Says Black Firefighter Lawsuit Can Proceed
Posted on 24 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of African Americans did not wait too long to sue Chicago over a hiring test they challenged as discriminatory, freeing them to further press their case. It is the second time in... Read More