Eat a bagel, lose your job. Eat a bagel and see your child taken from you. These, and more incidents of overreaction have triggered a growing number of lawsuits. Here’s what happened and what you can do if you are falsely confronted with a false-positive drug screen. George Tidd was a 23-year-old sailor assigned to the USS Kennedy in 1982. The aircraft carrier was homeported in Norfolk, Virginia and dozens of fast foot joints lined Hampton Boulevard just outside the Main Gate. Tidread more
In November 2009, American Senator Chris Dodd proposed the Restoring American Financial Security Act. The bill required stock and insurance brokers to get registered as investment advisers with the SEC. The Senate version of the bill subjected brokers to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Under Dodd’s legislation brokers were bound to owe a fiduciary duty to theirread more
105 S.Ct. 2218
85 L.Ed.2d 588
HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS, INC. and the Reader's Digest Association, Inc., Petitioners v. NATION ENTERPRISES and the Nation Associates, Inc.
Argued Nov. 6, 1984.
Decided May 20, 1985.
Napster Was Here And Then Gone But Its Lessons RemainNapster was the name given to 3 music-focused online services and pioneered peer-to-peer file sharing. Emphasizing the sharing of audio (digital) files, the format used the MP3 format. When the company ran into legal problems centering on copyright infringement, operations stopped and Napster was acquired by read more
If you believe a lawyer may have violated the Rules of Professional Conduct, you can write a letter to the appropriate Committee or fill out and submit a form available from their websites. The form or letter should be as clear, specific and detailed as possible when explaining your complaint. The materials in your complaint should include the names, phone numbers and addresses of you and your attorney as well as copies of any pertinent documents, papers, and other information connected to thread more
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 tread more
Changing Attitudes About Moms Who Breastfeed In PublicEmily Gillette was kicked off a Delta Connections flight in 2006 because she wouldn’t cover-up with a blanket while nursing her one-year-old daughter. Gillette had been setting in the window seat wither her husband next to her in the aisle seat. A flight attendant gave her a blanket, which Gillette declined. Nursing Mom wa read more
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 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 ciread more
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 litigread more