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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Government Employee Privacy Appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Government employee background checks are not only standard practice but are also constitutional, Acting Solicitor General Neal K. Katyal told the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 5 during oral arguments in an appeal by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration over a...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Immunity For Private Attorney Retained By Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) When a private attorney is temporarily retained by the government to work with or under government employees, that attorney is entitled to the same qualified immunity that government employees receive, the attorney representing Steve A. Filarsky told the U.S. Supreme...

U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Disability Benefits Calculation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An injured maritime worker's compensation is based on the rate at the time he or she becomes disabled regardless of when a compensation order is issued, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 20 ( Dana Roberts v. Sea-Land Services, Inc., et al. , No. 10-1399, U.S...