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TweetA trend over the past ten years has seen the separation of classrooms into single gender classes, based on the theory that children learn better when they are separated according to gender.  Proponents claim that it reduces violence in the classroom and fosters a better learning climate. Opponents claim that it furthers stereotypes, and they have […]

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TweetA California federal appeals court recently ruled that the estate of Marilyn Monroe cannot stop a California company from selling her images without her permission.  The Ninth Circuit specifically ruled that The Milton Greene Archives can continue to sell images of the famous star without paying her estate for the publicity rights.  At the time […]

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TweetYou know those late night infomercials for those circular machines set on handle bars that promise to flatten your belly and give you a 6-pack in no time? Well… let’s just say, the claims are not all they’re cracked up to be-in case you hadn’t figured that out on your own, or worse yet, actually bought the […]

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TweetAccording to the Supreme Court, you can falsely state that you were awarded military medals because that is protected free speech under the First Amendment.  However, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, falsely and fraudulently wearing such medals on your chest constitutes a crime. A couple of months ago, the Supreme Court declared that […]

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TweetNew York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman initiated an investigation recently into whether energy drink manufacturers are deceiving the consuming public with misstatements about the ingredients and health value of its drinks.  He recently issued subpoenas against big names like Pepsi, the manufacturer of Monster Beverage, and Living Essentials, the maker of 5-Hour Energy drink.  The […]

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TweetIn recent news, pop star and sometime actress, Jessica Simpson, has won an arbitration banning an exercise video featuring her from being sold.  Her attorneys recently asked a New York court to approve the earlier arbitration ruling which bars the respondent, Speedfit LLC and its owner, from using her name and likeness to promote the […]

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TweetApproximately two months ago the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved an amended settlement in a long-standing securities class action suit named In re IMAX Securities Litigation, No. 06 Civ. 6128 (S.D.N.Y. 8/1/12). However, it reserved decision on the requested attorneys’ fees and expenses pending further briefing on the issues […]

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TweetIn what is considered a merely symbolic gesture, a federal magistrate judge in Manhattan, Judge Frank Maas, recommended that Al-Qaida, the Taliban and Iran pay $6 billion to relatives of the victims and survivors of 9/11 for aiding in those terrorist attacks.  The recommendation is seen as symbolic because it will be nearly impossible to collect […]

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TweetIn a new twist, Missouri residents went to the polls to make sure that their state constitution protects their right to religious freedom.   Of course, the U.S. Constitution did the reverse—it stated the right to religious freedom in the negative, i.e., that the U.S. Government could not do anything to abridge people’s religious freedom.  The […]

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TweetThe Federal Trade Commission recently proposed stricter online privacy rules to make PDA’s, tablets and smartphones safer for children to use and to bar advertising networks and websites from collecting information on children without their parents’ consent. This represents the latest in a string of updates to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 […]

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