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Incarcerated Gang Members See Civil Rights Appeal Tossed Out

A California federal court will re-examine an order extending a settlement between the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and gang-affiliated inmates, because the ruling magistrate judge lacked authority to enter a final extension order, the Ninth Circuit decided Monday.

Dentsply Dental Product Antitrust Suit Nears Dismissal

Dentsply Sirona Inc. and nine of its twelve board members could get a shareholder lawsuit against them thrown out, after a federal magistrate concluded the plaintiffs failed to adequately plead demand futility or any actionable misconduct on the part of the company’s board members.

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Qualified Immunity: Origins of a Police Liability Shield

The legal doctrine of qualified immunity shields public officials from civil liability. It was created by the U.S. Supreme Court and is in the spotlight with the national debate over police accountability.

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