special master


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The plan would be for the special master to read the documents and see what factual or nonprivileged information could be separated out and given the law firm. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Nassar survivors: MSU president must act after 'complete betrayal' from board members," 9 Sep. 2019 Until Reeves decides on the special master’s role, the depth of federal intervention into the mental health system won’t be clear. Time, "Federal Judge Rules Mississippi's Mental Health System Discriminates Against People With Serious Mental Illness," 4 Sep. 2019 Rupa Bhattacharyya, the fund’s special master, said that 835 awards were reduced as of May 31. Tara Law, Time, "Jon Stewart, in a Heated Speech, Slammed Congress' 'Disrespect' for 9/11 Victims," 11 June 2019 In such cases, the Supreme Court acts much like a trial court, appointing a special master to hear evidence and issue recommendations. Adam Liptak, BostonGlobe.com, "Arizona files novel lawsuit in Supreme Court over opioid crisis," 31 July 2019 In such cases, the Supreme Court acts much like a trial court, appointing a special master to hear evidence and issue recommendations. Adam Liptak, New York Times, "Arizona Files Novel Lawsuit in Supreme Court Over Opioid Crisis," 31 July 2019 The appeals court did side with Paragon in determining that a lower court judge erred in assigning Paragon Contractors a special master to monitor the company. Washington Post, "Polygamous town contractor must pay $1M to child workers," 3 July 2019 The hearing was held before Senate special master Dudley Goodlette, who is overseeing the Senate’s inquiry of the suspension. Gray Rohrer, orlandosentinel.com, "Suspended Sheriff Scott Israel defends his reaction to Parkland school massacre," 18 June 2019 The court then appointed a special master to devise new maps, which were used for primary elections earlier this month. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Supreme Court Backs Virginia Ban on Uranium Mining," 17 June 2019

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