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Is there any legal precedent for suing a city to amend or terminate an agreement due to fiscal nonfeasance? There is not really any legal precedent for prevailing in such a lawsuit. Obviously, of course, the detailed facts and circumstances matter. If a state statute prescribed other terms, for example, and expressly gives someone standing to enforce the ...


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State governments (and state courts, employees, etc., as part of that government) are generally immune from lawsuits for all liability. See Governmental Tort Liability : 2017 Tennessee Code : Justia. You're really not going to be able to sue the state, the court, the prosecutor or parole officer over what you see as a negligent decision, considering the ...


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In all but a few U.S. states the answer is that you are not entitled to any compensation. This is grossly unfair, but is the dominant rule by far in most jurisdictions in the U.S. As a matter of legal doctrine this is justified on the grounds that a criminal prosecution requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and many people who are actually guilty may be ...


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No. You are a "person of interest" in a criminal investigation based upon a bona fide reasonable suspicion, even though they lack probable cause, and the government has not threatened to say anything that isn't true, so you have no cause of action against the government. You might have a claim against the school or your employer for wrongfully firing you (...


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There's been recent publicity about an American diplomat in Britain responsible for a car accident that killed someone. She claimed diplomatic immunity and left the country. Could the victim's family sue her in an American court? They could sue, but the case would probably be summarily dismissed, often one of the following two grounds: (1) related ...


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Besides the lack of standing, you lack the ability to sue the city as you'd need there to even be a law that allows you to sue your city for such. But cities - like states - can't be sued for handling tax money but for extreme cases at all. And you don't even know the value of the fire service. Sure, you know it costs 250 per caput to uphold, but it's value ...


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According to this Wall Street Journal report, Huawei is suing the "U.S.". What does this really mean? Are they suing the entire U.S. government, a branch of the U.S. government, the people of the U.S., or something else? This means that he is either (1) suing the United States government as an entity, or (2) a federal government official, in ...


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There are two things that bind any given branch of a constitutional government to the dictates of another branch: The dictates of the constitution itself. The will of the people. The first one, however, has only the force that each branch and its constituent members give it. If the Executive branch collectively decides to selectively (or wholly) ignore the ...


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Probably not. Under 15 USC 7702: The term "commercial electronic mail message" means any electronic mail message the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial product or service. I've never seen a detailed enough examination of what constitutes a "commercial product or service" to say with certainty that job ...


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The complaint is here for all to see; the defendants are The United States of America, Emily Webster Murphy, Administrator of the General Services Administration, Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor, Alex Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, Robert Wilkie, Secretary of ...


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The New York Retirement and Social Security Law is the rough equivalent of the non-tax element of ERISA for New York State government employers (ERISA applies to private sector employers). There are a variety of fiduciary duties under ERISA, however, and it isn't obvious from your question which duties are at issue. Some would be contained in the NYRSS like ...


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