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Lunsford v. Shy

Is a recovery of compensatory damages necessary before punitive damages can be recovered? Not in a §1983 case, says the Supreme Court.
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The Week of March 30, 2020

The judicial emergency remains in effect through April 10, 2020. There are no oral arguments set until the week of April 14. In the meantime, the Supreme Court will continue considering cases that already have been submitted.
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Effective March 22, the Supreme Court has declared a judicial emergency in all 55 counties to limit person-to-person contact during the COVID-19 outbreak. Except for emergency proceedings, judges throughout the state will not be conducting any judicial business from Monday,...
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The Week of March 2, 2020

There are oral arguments scheduled on Tuesday, March 3rd and Wednesday, March 4th. The Court will meet in conference on Thursday, March 5th. We are following Zsigray v. Langman , a defamation case case that was rescheduled from the February...



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