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Daniel M. Kowalski
Bond Hearings Ordered for Detained Refugee Kids: Flores v. Lynch

CHR, Jan. 20, 2017 - "The Center for Human Rights, U.C. Davis Law School Legal Clinic, and the Youth Law Center today won a class-wide order compelling the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (ORR) to...

Daniel M. Kowalski
CA7 (Posner) on CAT, Honduras, HIV Status: Velasquez-Banegas v. Lynch

Velasquez-Banegas v. Lynch - "Suppose a person if removed to his country of origin would be sure to be persecuted unless, by living in a cave, he avoided all contact with other persons. The next step would be to rule that no one can have a real fear...

Daniel M. Kowalski
US Border Guards Refuse Entry to Potential Marchers from Canada

Amanda Erickson, Washington Post, Jan. 21, 2017 - "British national Joe Kroese and a Canadian were turned away from the same border crossing on Thursday as they traveled with two American friends. Kroese, 23, was asked by an American border agent...

Thomas A. Robinson
New York: Claimant’s Counsel Fees Reduced to $450 Where OC–400 Form Found to be Deficient

A New York appellate court affirmed a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that reduced the attorney fees to a claimant’s counsel from $2,800 to $450, where the Board determined that the attorney had filed a deficient...

Thomas A. Robinson
Alabama: Asbestos-Related Claim Extinguished by Worker’s Death

An Alabama employee’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits is extinguished by his or her death and the surviving spouse may not be substituted as a plaintiff under Rule 25 of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure, held a state appellate...

Thomas A. Robinson
Missouri: County Investigator’s COPD Tied to Pigeon Droppings on Courthouse Roof

An investigator working for a Missouri county prosecutor’s office, who claimed that he suffered chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”) as a result of breathing fungus and a bacteria associated with pigeon droppings, and further...