From the monthly archives:

January 2013

TweetGiving the middle finger is an “ancient gesture of insult,” but it shouldn’t get you arrested, according to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. The court recently reinstated a civil rights lawsuit filed by a New York man who was arrested for disorderly conduct after using his middle finger to express his displeasure to a […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Transocean Deepwater Inc. and the federal government on Jan. 3 filed a consent decree in which the company has agreed to pay $ 1 billion in civil penalties, $ 400 million in criminal fines and plead guilty to environmental crimes to resolve claims stemming from the explosion of […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt Nortel Networks Inc. on Dec. 31 moved in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for approval of a deal with the committee representing retired employees that would terminate retiree welfare plans and would pay the Official Committee of Retired Employees (Retiree Committee) $ 66,879,000 […]

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TweetAn Iowa appeals court recently considered an interesting twist on an unlawful discrimination claim—whether an employee may be lawfully terminated simply because the boss (and his spouse) view the employee as too “tempting.” The plaintiff, Melissa Nelson, had worked as a dental assistant for Dr. James Knight for over ten years before she was terminated. […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A technology firm that claims that bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. sold it 18 patents related to organic light-emitting diodes on Dec. 19 sued Kodak in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking to establish itself as the rightful owner of the patents and […]

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