• $75 Ticket For Keeping Chickens, $5,600 In “Prosecution Fees”

    A class-action has been filed against two CA municipalities that have “made a practice of taking residents to criminal court for exceptionally minor crimes, then charging them thousands to pay for the cost of their own prosecution,”...

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  • New Civil Rights Mission For DOJ

    The Jeff Sessions DOJ has created a new division of the Office of Civil Rights, the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, dedicated to allowing healthcare and other workers to deny treatment to LGBTQ people and women seeking...

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  • Why Not An “NTSB” For Cyber Attacks?

    Like the NTSB when it investigates plane crashes and train accidents, the proposed agency would investigate an incident and...

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  • Will “Popcorn Lung” Litigation Expand To Coffee & Vaping?

    A type of litigation that targets a flavoring used in microwave popcorn may be about to branch into coffee and vaping products. The flavoring diacetyl is a highly volatile substance that has a “characteristic buttery flavor,” and...

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  • Trump Lawyer’s $130K To Porn Actress Raises Legal Ethics Questions

    There are a number of ways to look at the $130K that President Trump’s personal lawyer paid to a former porn movie actress, and all them...

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  • The Annual Super Bowl Trademark Party

    The NFL has its IP wrapped up tight and it doesn’t suffer meddlers lightly, although it’s loosened up a bit from 2007 when it went after a church that advertised a “Super Bowl” party where it planned...

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  • Chevron Sues A Brother Oil Company In Global Warming Fracas

    The logic is unusual, but it’s logic just the same. Chevron has filed a third-party lawsuit against Statoil ASA, the Norwegian state oil company (majority owned by Norway). This follows a climate change and sea-level-rise lawsuit filed...

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  • KFC Franchisee Can Sell Halal Chicken, But He Can’t Advertise It

    The court parsed the franchise contract and concluded that a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee loses his bid to continue advertising his chicken as halal. The plaintiff operates a number of KFC outlets in Illinois and has developed...

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  • The Exchange New York
    Big Apple Sues Big Pharma

    A lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court Seeks $500 million from five opioid manufacturers and their subsidiaries, including Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and Endo International, as well as distributors McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc....

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  • Popular “EPLI” Insurance Squeezing Out Smaller Employment Firms

    The era of employment litigation arguably began in the 1990’s, with the passage of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Penalties for the losers in these cases can...

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