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Litigation

TweetWell-known movie studio MGM, which owns the rights to the Academy-Award winning 1980 film “Raging Bull” which starred Robert DeNiro as former boxer Jake LaMotta, recently agreed to cease its legal efforts to stop the release of a sequel to the movie.  MGM had initiated a lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court last month alleging breach of […]

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TweetIf you are an out-of-work attorney or a lawyer looking for a change-better brush up on your foreign language skills. They might come in handy in landing your next legal job. International business disputes are on the rise and as a result law firms are hiring attorneys with foreign language skills to handle the increase […]

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TweetA federal appeals court has recently revived a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims that her employer discriminated against her because of her disabilities. What makes this case newsworthy you’re probably wondering? (Hint-look at the logo to the left of this article.) Yes you guessed right. Her employer is none other than the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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TweetNo–the Second Wives Club is not a spoof of the popular movie from a few years back. Debbie Israel, a math teacher, is the leader of an organization that is currently fighting for alimony reform in Florida. She claims that judges unfairly give lifetime alimony to some first wives—the unfair result occurs when the ex-husband […]

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TweetIn what might have some scratching their heads and wondering about the ever-increasing litigiousness of American society and what others will identify with, an atheist recently brought suit against Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen, a restaurant located in Lancaster County, Pa.  Why you might ask? Because of their Sunday special which offers a 10 percent discount […]

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TweetIn Fortunato v. Chase Bank, 11 CV 6608 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) the court had to decide the relatively novel issue of whether to allow service of a complaint via Facebook. BACKGROUND In the underlying lawsuit, plaintiff alleged that someone opened a credit card account in her name and proceeded to incur debt without her knowledge and […]

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TweetRecently a federal district judge in New York ruled that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s restriction on “demeaning” speech was violative of the U.S. Constitution. See American Freedom Defense Initiative v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority, No. 11-cv-6774 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) Specifically, the MTA refused to run an advertisement that was anti-jihad. The ad stated “In Any War […]

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TweetNew York common law has finally changed with the times and declared that false accusations of homosexuality are not per se defamatory. A recent unanimous New York State Appellate Division Third Department decision in a case entitled Yonaty v. Mincolla, (3rd Dep’t May 31, 2012) overturned its own precedent and those of three other appellate division […]

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TweetA Michigan federal district court recently dismissed a class action lawsuit brought by graduates of Cooley Law School who accused the School of misrepresenting statistics for recent graduate job placement. The graduates argued that they only decided to go to Cooley Law after the school provided them with what they claimed to be misinformation.  The […]

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TweetUntil recently, small businesses which were the victims of cyberattacks by thieves did not have recourse against their banks.  That situation is finally changing. There have been two recent court rulings that gave small business owners grounds for suing banks that do not protect their security.  The two court rulings found the banks liable for […]

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