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.
A&M RECORDS, INC., a corporation; GEFFEN RECORDS, INC., a corporation; INTERSCOPE RECORDS; SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.; MCA RECORDS, INC.; ATLANTIC RECORDING CORP.; ISLAND RECORDS, INC.; MOTOWN RECORD CO.; CAPITOL RECORDS, INC., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. NAPSTER, INC., Defendant-Appellant. JERRY LEIBER, individually and doing business as, JERRY LEIBER MUSIC; MIKE STOLLER and FRANK MUSIC CORP., on behalf of theread 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
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 Airread 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
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 knowread more