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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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Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising

Monsanto Sued In Los Angeles for False Advertising

Monsanto is still dodging a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County, California. This lawsuit claims Monsanto is guilty of false advertising. They claim arose from television ads which claimed glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, targets enzymes found only in plants and not mammals. Monsanto claimed Glyphosate is harml

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New York State beefed up protections for some private and public sector workers2

New York City Process Servers Get Increased Protection Even as They May Be Replaced by Facebook

New York State beefed up protections for some private and public sector workers. Assaults against them is now a Class D felony. An attack on a worker used to be a Class A misdemeanor. The protections, signed Wednesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo, include utility workers, process servers, and workers who clean mass transportation stops and terminal

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Cell phone customers can download ringtones from the Internet or their cell phone service provider, such as Verizon

In re Cellco / Verizon (USA v. ASCAP): Behind the District Court Ruling that Customer Use of Ringtones Does Not Constitute a Public Performance

On October 14, Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York ruled that a cell phone service provider does not need a public performance license when it provides ringtones to its customers. The Copyright Act provides the owners of musical compositions are entitled to license fees when their works are "publicly" per

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Hotel Safety for the Weary Traveler and a Reminder for the Rest of Us

Hotel Safety for the Weary Traveler and a Reminder for the Rest of Us

"I'm sorry. We can't tell you that". Those seven words might have prevented TV personality Erin Andrews from the humiliation of nude videos going viral online.

Andrews, for

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New York City Enacts Anti-Discrimination Rules for Locker Rooms and Rest Rooms

New York City Enacts Anti-Discrimination Rules for Locker Rooms and Rest Rooms

Beginning Monday, persons touring the city can access bathrooms, and locker rooms, that are in line with their sexual identification. The city's mayor, Bill de Blasio, signed the order which ensures people entrance to single-gender lavatories at city buildings such as offices, swimming sp

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Google sued

Google Sued For Illegally Scanning Emails

Several students and alumni from the University of California-Berkeley have filed a lawsuit against Google in federal court, alleging it illegally intercepted and scanned university emails for the purpose of advertising purposes. Google's Gmail service is use

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More legal troubles for Chipotle

More legal troubles for Chipotle

  As if the lawsuits following the food poisoning were not enough, Chipotle Mexican Grill is now in more legal trouble. This time it is to do with several sex discrimination charges in Cincinnati. Several former female managers have just filed suit against this fast food restaurant chain on allegations that they were wrongly terminated by a former manager who

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