From the monthly archives:

April 2013

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Kansas federal judge on April 23 conditionally certified a class of television producers seeking unpaid straight time and overtime compensation (Melissa Greenstein, et al. v. Meredith Corporation, No. 11-2399, D. Kan.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57861). Meredith Corp.  is a company that operates 12 television stations across the […]

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TweetA recent study by the American Bar Association showed that more than fifty percent of small law firms have landed a client as a result of their blog. As more and more consumers turn to the Internet to research before making a purchase, it’s vital that your marketing strategy includes regular blogging.  Whether you post […]

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TweetWhether its catchy tune distracts the jury or mortifies the lawyer to whom it belongs, a ringing cell phone can quickly distract people in a court proceeding.  As cell phones, text messages and e-mail with notification ring tones become more common in society so have the regulations about their use, especially in the courtroom. In […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A potential buyer of one of bankrupt Ritz Camera & Image LLC’s assets on April 22 filed a brief objecting to the Chapter 7 trustee’s motion seeking authorization to sell the asset, a piece of real property, to a different purchaser for $ 100,000 less (In Re: Ritz […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Yarway Corp., a former Pennsylvania company that manufactured pipe clamps, steam traps, valves and controls, filed for Chapter 11 protection April 22 in Delaware federal bankruptcy court due to thousands of asbestos personal injury claims combined with the depletion of insurance assets to pay the claims (In re: […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The U.S. trustee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of liquor company Central European Distribution Corp. (CEDC) on April 22 filed a brief objecting to the debtor’s motion seeking approval a $ 172 million investment agreement on grounds that the assumption of the contract at the heart of the […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A federal jury in Florida returned a verdict of $ 5.9 million in compensatory damages April 18 to the widow of a Florida man and against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (Thelma Aycock v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 3:09-cv-10928, M.D. Fla.). The jury in the U.S. District Court […]

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TweetUnfortunately, what people think should happen and what the law requires are not always the same. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently made headlines when it ruled that an Indiana statute that bans most registered sex offenders from using social networking websites, like Facebook, was unconstitutional. The controversial law specifically prohibits […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Washington federal judge on April 17 denied certification of a class of Comcast Cable Communications Management LLC employees who claim that they are owed pay for work performed prior to the start of their shifts, finding that too many individual issues exist (Karen Ginsburg, et al. v. […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A federal judge in California on April 15 preliminary approved a $ 9.5 million settlement of a class action brought by law students against West Publishing Co. and Kaplan Inc. for conspiring to restrain trade in the market for bar review preparation courses, following his rejection of an […]

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