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In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Josephus Weeks, nephew of ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan who died from Ebola, looks through hundreds of pages of medical documents in a hotel room in Kannapolis, N.C. It may not matter much that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas apologized for initially misdiagnosing Duncan, who was sent home from the emergency room but later returned sicker and farther along on a painful decline to death. Insulated by Texas tort reform that gives an extra layer of protection to emergency room doctors and nurses, not only is the very feasibility of winning a lawsuit complicated, but the potential payout is severely capped. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, KJ)
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Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

In this Aug, 16, 2014 file photo, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson walks among people protesting the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri police have been taking a refresher course on people's constitutional rights while simultaneously stocking up on new riot gear in advance of a grand jury decision on whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
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Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

This Jan. 12, 2010, file photo shows the burial site of Jim Thorpe in Jim Thorpe, Pa. Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Dr. Robert Ferrante, center, is escorted by Allegheny County Sheriffs deputies to court during jury selection for his trial on homicide charges in the 2013 killing of his neurologist wife with cyanide on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Ferrante has denied the allegations. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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Jurors hear doctor’s dying wife on 911 recording

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, Ignacio Lanuza-Torres holds his son, Isaiah, 4, as he has his photo taken in Seattle. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport Lanuza-Torres, an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in a Seattle U.S. District Court, seeks $500,000 in damages for Ignacio Lanuza-Torres because the forgery cost him years of courtroom battles and uncertainty over his future. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document

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Snowplow Driver Convicted of Luring, Killing Teacher

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Police track Indiana slaying suspect’s movements

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4 men plead not guilty in deadly mall carjacking

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NYC man arraigned in beating death of 3-year-old

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Jury: Man killed girlfriend’s parents with hammer

In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)
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Tribe’s highest court orders candidate off ballot

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Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

People gather around a television in the lobby of the Washington state Supreme Court to watch oral arguments in a case against Backpage.com, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. The court heard a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website helps promote the exploitation of children. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
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Website asks high court to throw out lawsuit

This undated file photo provided by the Williams County, N.D., Sheriff's Department shows Michael Keith Spell. A plea agreement with prosecutors filed Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, calls for a 100-year sentence for Spell, 25, on a charge of deliberate homicide for the 2012 death of Sherry Arnold. A charge of attempted kidnapping would be dropped. (AP Photo/Williams County, N.D., Sheriff's Department, File)
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Judge to hear plea deal in oil patch killing

In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, one of the two girls accused of stabbing another girl is led into the courtroom during court proceedings at Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Mich. A Wisconsin judge is deciding whether one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally fit to stand trial. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears, Pool, file)
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Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12

Clare Bradburn gives an impact statement after her ex-husband Ed Graf pled guilty to the murder of their two sons following his retrial, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Jerry Larson)
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Texas man admits setting 1986 fire, killing 2 boys

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Washington Supreme Court to hear Backpage.com case

Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Provo, Utah. Huntsman made a brief court appearance as attorneys set Dec. 11 for a hearing where a judge will hear a review of the evidence. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)
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Mom accused of killing 6 babies appears in court

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Brother of former NFL player enters plea agreement

This undated file photo provided by the Allegheny County District Attorney shows University of Pittsburgh medical researcher Dr. Robert Ferrante. Jury selection is set to begin for the start of his trial Oct. 21, 2014, in Pittsburgh on charges in the cyanide poisoning death of his neurologist wife, Autumn Klein, chief of women's neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Klein died in April of 2013 after suddenly falling ill. (AP Photo/Allegheny County District Attorney, File)
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Cyanide homicide trial likely battle of experts

This Jan. 23, 2014, file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressing a gathering at the Dudley Family School in Camden, N.J. Lawyers for a state legislative panel investigating a political payback scandal say a former aide to Gov. Christie has shown no valid legal reasons for refusing to comply with a subpoena. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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Law allowing sports betting signed by Christie

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Attorney sentenced to jail in drug-framing scheme

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