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Benton to be nominated

It looks like Missouri Supreme Court Judge Duane Benton will receive a nomination from President George W. Bush to fill one of the vacancies on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The FBI is currently performing background checks on ...

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Mac and Mae benefits questioned

A recent study released by the Federal Reserve Board questions the benefits provided to homebuyers by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, while noting that the two mortgage engines, known as Government Sponsored Enterprises, rack up billions of dollars in earnings ...

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ABA to meet in San Antonio

The American Bar Association will hold its midyear meeting from February 4 through 10, in San Antonio, Texas. Among the cutting-edge legal issues to be covered in programs at the meeting are: ” A commemoration of the golden anniversary of ...

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Internet site offers records

Free instant registration is now available for attorneys – and others – who want access to the federal judiciary’s Public Access to Court Electronic Records system, commonly known as PACER. PACER allows users to obtain case and docket information from ...

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Man wins asbestos exposure case

An Illinois man who developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure will have another chance to bring his case against the company that sold insulation to his employer. A divided three-judge panel of the Fourth District in the Appellate ...

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Jury's insurance verdict reversed

A jury’s verdict of $22,750 against an insurance company that balked at paying a claim for a purportedly stolen BMW has been reversed on appeal. The trial judge should not have allowed plaintiff Damon A. Carter to testify that criminal ...

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