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December 3, 1997 | Reuters
A Louisiana state judge ruled that a lawsuit against Dow Chemical Co. for its alleged part in the development of silicone breast implants could not be a class action. State District Judge Yada Magee said in New Orleans that there were too many individual issues in the cases to qualify as a class. She said the eight women who were class representatives could continue their legal action against the Midland, Mich.-based chemical giant.
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December 3, 1997 | Reuters
A Louisiana state judge ruled that a lawsuit against Dow Chemical Co. for its alleged part in the development of silicone breast implants could not be a class action. State District Judge Yada Magee said in New Orleans that there were too many individual issues in the cases to qualify as a class. She said the eight women who were class representatives could continue their legal action against the Midland, Mich.-based chemical giant.
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February 22, 1989
David Duke's opponent filed a court motion seeking to block the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard from taking the Louisiana Legislature seat he won Saturday. The motion filed by home builder John Treen asks that Duke's candidacy be declared illegal because he lives outside the suburban New Orleans district that elected him. State law requires a one-year district residency by candidates. District Judge Clarence McManus said he was studying the request.
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November 22, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge who has sentenced at least 350 people to attend church was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU challenged the sentence handed to a man accused of drunk driving, saying the punishment violated the separation of church and state. Thomas P. Quirk, Lake Charles City Court judge, ordered Gregory Thompson to attend church once a week for a year on his no-contest plea in 1993. "I'm not going to stop until the courts tell me I've got to," Quirk said.
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November 22, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge who has sentenced at least 350 people to attend church was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU challenged the sentence handed to a man accused of drunk driving, saying the punishment violated the separation of church and state. Thomas P. Quirk, Lake Charles City Court judge, ordered Gregory Thompson to attend church once a week for a year on his no-contest plea in 1993. "I'm not going to stop until the courts tell me I've got to," Quirk said.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Ford Motor Co. will have to face state court trials in 15 class-action suits filed by police departments over its Crown Victoria police vehicle, a federal judge said. Police departments in several states, including Texas, New Jersey and Louisiana, filed suits claiming that the Crown Victoria is vulnerable to fuel-fed fires in rear-end collisions. Ford, which asked U.S. District Judge Donald C.
NEWS
February 22, 1989
David Duke's opponent filed a court motion seeking to block the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard from taking the Louisiana Legislature seat he won Saturday. The motion filed by home builder John Treen asks that Duke's candidacy be declared illegal because he lives outside the suburban New Orleans district that elected him. State law requires a one-year district residency by candidates. District Judge Clarence McManus said he was studying the request.
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