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Constitutional Torts: Bolmer v. Oliveira

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Constitutional Torts Involuntary Confinement Bolmer v. Oliveira 08-4113-cv Appealed from the District of Connecticut Background: The district court granted summary judgment to the defendants who had asserted qualified immunity and 11th Amendment immunity defenses. ...

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ERISA: LaScala v. Scrufari

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York ERISA Fiduciary Duties — Damages LaScala v. Scrufari 93-CV-982 Judge Curtin Background: On Jan. 15, 2004, the court issued findings of fact and conclusions of law after trial, finding defendant Santo Scrufari ...

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Poor Person Status: Pettus v. Oakes

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Poor Person Status Court Fees Pettus v. Oakes 09-CV-6263 Judge Siragusa Background: The prisoner civil rights case is before the court for a determination as to whether the plaintiff’s in forma pauperis ...

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