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Peanut butter cookie served to allergic child not an inherently violent act

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 18 2011

A federal court in California recently dismissed with prejudice a claim against a school district and some of its personnel filed by the parents of a child with an allergy to nuts; they alleged that the defendants threatened harm to the child by refusing to keep him in a nut-free environment, which threat was undertaken to discourage the parents from exercising a legal right, i.e., requesting accommodations for him, in violation of state law

Disclosure of legal advice under freedom of information

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 19 2010

A recent decision by the Scottish Information Commission (SIC) confirms that disclosure of privileged legal advice will only be ordered in cases where the public interest in disclosure is highly compelling

Council should have used public law powers to support head

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 23 2010

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a local education authority was negligent in allowing a "dysfunctional form of governance" to continue at one of its maintained primary schools and has upheld an award of nearly £400,000 in personal injury damages to Erica Connor, the head teacher at the eye of the storm

Union acceptance of collective redundancy procedure results in reduction of protective award

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 2 2010

In Lancaster University v The University and College Union the EAT held that where a union had accepted a flawed notification and consultation procedure for university staff on fixed term contracts over a period of twelve years, a tribunal was correct in reducing protective awards from 90 days' pay to 60 days

Supreme Court holds FOIA responses trigger FCA public disclosure bar

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 23 2011

The Supreme Court recently held that a federal agency's response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request could bar a later False Claims Act case based on the information disclosed

Condemning municipalities not required to negotiate with mortgagees

  • Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 28 2013

In Borough of Merchantville v. Malik & Son, LLC (A-3745-11T4), decided on February 5, 2013 and approved for publication, the New Jersey Appellate

Beaudin v. Vanscoy (Regional Municipality No. 345)

  • Harper Grey LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 14 2011

Between 2007 and mid-2009, a number of complaints were received by the respondent, the Regional Municipality, about the state of the property owned by the appellants, the Beaudins

Supreme Court opens the way to expanded advertising revenues by invalidating limits on corporate political ad spending

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 21 2010

On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its long-awaited decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a case challenging limits on political speech by corporations

Wake up and smell the realpolitik

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 10 2008

In a case which will put an end to much uncertainty, a recent Court of Appeal decision makes clear the dividing line between predisposition and predetermination in cases where councillors might be expected to have strong political views

Ministry of Health funding decision discriminatory and not justified

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 9 2011

In March 2005, a senior management team of the Ministry of Health (MoH) decided that MoH would no longer fund community participation activities for intellectually disabled people 65 years and older (funding was, however, "grand-parented" for those people over 65 who were already seeking services