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Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

The US Supreme Court recently ruled that tort immunity under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) does not extend to an assault committed by a federal law enforcement officer acting within the scope of his or her employment, even if the officer was not engaged in a

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MD AG Bad Passenger

Sources: www.washingtonpost.com John Wagner, and www.wjla.com Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, is accused of irresponsible and unsafe behavior in relation to his state police escort. The Washington Post reports that Gansler regularly ordered state troopers assigned to drive him to

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Can I handle my own personal injury case?

Can I handle my own accident case? You may be asking yourself, why can’t I handle my own personal injury case?  Won’t the insurance company compensate me the same amount with or without an attorney?  They paid the property damage. There is a very important difference between car damage and

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Car crashes across Northern Virginia killed several people over the weekend.

Source: Rachel Weiner, www.washingtonpost.com At around 12:40 a.m., Sunday, a BMW crashed into a Harley-Davidson on Ashburn Farm Parkway in Loudoun County, while turning into a shopping center. Both the driver and passenger of the motorcycle, a male and female

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Civil Lawsuit against Usher, Mark Wahlberg, Run-D.M.C. and More

In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Illinois on Tuesday, Twilight Records and Syl-Zel Music claim that the above defendants and others sampled “Different Strokes,” which was sung and recorded by Sylvester Thompson, a/k/a Syl Johnson, in 1967,

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ATF Disagrees with DOJ Inspector General on Missing Tobacco

The Department of Justice’s inspector general said in a new report that federal agents lost track of 2.1 million cartons of cigarettes and paid an informant more than $4.9 million without requiring him to account for his expenses. An ATF

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Police Stop Drivers, Ticket in Maryland for Cell Phone Use – Points if Traffic Accident

Maryland police will be able to pull over drivers with a cell phone in hand or to their ear starting Oct. 1.  Previously, police needed another reason to stop a driver before issuing a distracted driving ticket.  No points will be assessed unless the violation contributes

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Virginia Circuit Court Doesn’t “Like” Free Speech Ruling

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals based in Richmond, Virginia ruled today that “liking” something on Facebook is protected free speech.  A sheriff’s deputy who liked the campaign of his boss’s opponent was fired.  He then sued, but his case was dismissed by a federal trial judge

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