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Ben Wheeler

Connecticut Gun Control Case Litigation Watched Closely In New York

Benjamin Wheeler was six when he died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. His parents, David and Francine, are now plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Remington, the maker of the gun used in the mass shooting. Since the shooting, David had spoken in front of state legislators, petitioned Congress and sat with his wife while she shared the microphone with then-President Obama. She pleaded for revisions to t

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Breastfeeding Mom’s Lawsuit Against Delta Settles

woman who was ordered off an airplane in Vermont for refusing to cover herself up while breast-feeding her child has reached a settlement with Delta Airlines and two other airline companies she sued. Emily Gillette of Santa Fe, N.M, says she was kicked off a Delta Connections flight in Burlington in 2006 because she wouldn't cover herself with a blanket while nursing her 1-year-old daughter. Gillette filed a complaint with Vermont's Human Rights Commission and then a lawsuit against Delta Air

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Floating park in NYC

New Yorkers Say Goodbye to Floating Park

It seems that some New Yorkers hate things that float. An innovative and ambitious plan to erect a floating park on the Hudson River just off 13th Street West turned out to be a big letdown. The floating park known as Pier 55 was supposed to be an undulating platform that would have stood on the pilings in the Hudson River. The developers had planned for a lush landscape dotted with stages for dance, music, and theater. It was nicknamed read more

Chicago to file federal lawsuit over sanctuary cities threat

Chicago will keep fighting President Donald Trump’s immigration policies with a federal lawsuit alleging it’s illegal for the federal government to withhold public safety grants from so-called sanctuary cities, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday. The mayor said Chicago won’t “be blackmailed into changing our values, and we are and will remain a welcoming City.” The lawsuit will be filed Monday. Officials said there are new qualifications for a public safety grant requiring ci

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Celebrating litigation

Celebrate Love Litigating Lawyers Day With Things You’ll Never Hear a Lawyer Say

Happy "Love Litigating Lawyers Day." Yes. No matter how unpopular lawyers are, everyone wants to have ‘their' day. The origin of LLLD is unknown, but LLLD was created to honor the contributions of lawyers in America. The best way to celebrate the day is to realize the importance of attorneys in their role of upholding society. To celebrate, it may be a good time to reflect on things you'll never hear a litig

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Baby powder by Johnson & Johnson

$417 Million Awarded in Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson’s Baby Powder is a product that is found in almost every house. It’s a baby product, popular and has a lovely scent. What could possibly be the damage? You’ll be surprised. In a recent lawsuit, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $417 million in damages, to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s well know

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Lawsuit Claims Landlord Increased Rent For Repairs Never Done

Rents have been consistently increasing in most parts of the country. In some cases, landlords increase the rent and tell their tenants that they are in the process of upgrading or renovating the place. However, in a large number of cases, landlords just keep the money and never upgrade the building. This is exactly what has happened to Randy Garcia in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Randy was paying $1,800 rent, an exorbitant sum considering the fact that she has a low-paying job. After obtai

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Patent law

New Patent Law Ruling Allows Refurbishing and Reselling

Last week, the US Supreme Court dealt a major blow to all corporations and manufacturers that frequently used the patent law as a weapon against individuals and other companies. The Supreme Court has ruled that companies and firms can only be sued for patent infringements in the geographic location where they actually do business. In other words, once a company has sold a product, it cannot preven

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The Edge vs. California

The most bitter property battle in US history is about to start in California.  Since buying 151 acres in the Santa Monica mountains in California way back in 2005, a progressive war has waged between the environmental groups backed by state agencies and the Dubliner, David Evans. Also known as the Edge, David wants to build five exclusive mansions on Malibu land known as Sweetwater Mesa, an open space that h

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Legal Battle Over Misplaced Comma

A missing commahas created a lot of misunderstanding mainly because millions of dollars are at stake because of it. Last week, the US Federal appeals court decided to keep alive a lawsuit initiated by dairy drivers who are seeking more than $10 million in a dispute that involves overtime pay. The issue concerns Maine's over time

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