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USDA’s Tom Vilsack Escapes Depo in Sherrod-Breitbart Feud

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will not have to sit for a deposition in the defamation case between former department administrator Shirley Sherrod and the late blogger Andrew Breitbart, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled on Thursday.

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Judge Finds Mother "Cannot Be Trusted" With Custody

A Westchester County woman who shepherded her young son to forensic psychologists in what a court said was a concerted effort to undermine his relationship with his father, and paid a former soap opera actress $57,000 to prep her for a "role" as a witness, has been stripped of custody.

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Sponge-in-Patient Case Doesn’t Require Expert Witness

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has made clear in a published opinion what it said has always been the classic example of a res ipsa loquitur case?leaving a sponge in a patient speaks for itself and doesn't require an expert witness to prove negligence or causation in a medical malpractice trial.

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