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Lawsuit: Mentally Ill U.S. Citizen Wrongly Deported
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) A mentally disabled U.S. citizen who spoke no Spanish was deported to Mexico with little but a prison jumpsuit after immigration agents manipulated him into signing documents allowing his removal, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. His... Read More

Lawsuit: Company Sought To Hire Illegal Immigrants
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) A Mississippi company that pleaded guilty to conspiracy related to the nation's largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants is now facing a lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against non-immigrants who applied for jobs. A... Read More

Judge Sides With Illegal Immigrants' Kids In Indiana
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) A federal judge says Indiana cannot deny paternity documents for children born in the U.S. just because their parents are illegal immigrants and don't have Social Security numbers. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued... Read More

Kentucky Sisters Sue To Get Social Security Numbers
Posted on 5 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (AP) According to the federal government, two sisters in rural Kentucky do not exist. The women weren't born in a hospital, never went to public school and only recently obtained birth certificates after they sued the state. Still... Read More

Challenge To Health Care Reform Act Based On Religious Beliefs Dismissed
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A District of Columbia federal judge on Feb. 22 dismissed a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), finding that Congress did not exceed its power in enacting the individual mandate provision... Read More

U.S. High Court Hears Oral Arguments In Dispute Over Taxing Severance Payments
Posted on 15 Jan 2014 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Severance payments fall within the Federal Insurance Contributions Act’s (FICA) definition of wages and are taxable, Assistant to the Solicitor General Eric J. Feigin told the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 14... Read More

High Court: Fee Awards Subject To Offset To Satisfy Debt Owed U.S. Government
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on June 14 reversed an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling and held that an attorney fees award is payable to the litigant; therefore, it is subject to an offset to satisfy the litigant's... Read More