From the monthly archives:

May 2013

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on May 28 pleaded guilty to six charges of violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) over its handling and disposal of hazardous wastes, pleaded guilty to violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for failing to properly handle pesticides returned by customers and […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The reorganized version of The Tribune Co. on May 24 filed a series of briefs objecting to assorted claims against the bankruptcy estate, most notably arguing that a $ 20 million claim asserted by the estate of Parren Mitchell, a former Maryland congressman, had expired (In Re: Tribune […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Florida federal judge on May 24 lifted a previously imposed stay of case that was filed by cruise line workers who seek damages for allegedly withheld wages, dismissing the case so that the workers can appeal an order compelling arbitration of their claims (Kenneth Downer, et al. v. […]

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TweetIf Skecher USA’s claims were true, we could all get in shape without ever stepping foot in the gym. Unfortunately, there is mounting evidence that these shoes may do more harm than good. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged Skechers with making unsubstantiated advertising claims that its Shape-ups and other “toning shoes” would […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. KidsPeace Corp., a nonprofit that operates a 96-bed psychiatric hospital and provides what it calls “acute behavioral healthcare” to children and young adults, among other services, on May 22 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing debt of $ 100 million related to its pension plan alone (In Re: […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The federal bankruptcy judge in the Chapter 11 case of Oreck Corp. on May 21 approved $ 9.5 million in post-petition financing, also called debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing (In Re: Oreck Corporation, No. 13-04006, Chapter 11, M.D. Tenn. Bkcy.). Oreck filed for Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc. on May 18 moved in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for authorization to enter a credit agreement with Credit Suisse Securities LLC with a total value of $ 310 million that would also merge the company with Bowlmor, […]

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TweetAccording to a recent study by comScore, in 2012 the U.S. smartphone market surpassed 50 percent market penetration and all signs point to continued growth. So what does this major milestone mean for the success of your law firm? ComScore reported more than 125 million smartphone users in 2012, and more than 50 million tablet […]

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TweetThrough modern reproductive technology, a woman can carry a baby for nine months, but not be the child’s mother. Similarly, a man can provide the genetic material to create a child with no intention of becoming a father. However, while science has dramatically changed how people become parents, laws regarding parental rights have failed to […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Kentucky federal judge on May 13 granted final approval of a $ 45 million settlement to be paid by Skechers U.S.A. Inc. to end multidistrict litigation alleging that the company’s “toning” footwear was falsely advertised to improve posture, promote weight loss, strengthen the back, improve blood circulation, […]

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