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31 May 8:26 pm
A recent decision by Judge Dean D. Pregerson of the Central District of California, Falco, et al. v. Nissan North America, Inc., bodes well for plaintiffs seeking to certify a car defect class action. No. CV 13-00686 (C.D. Cal. April 5, 2016) (slip op. available here) (Mr. Falco is represented by Capstone Law APC). Judge [...] [read post]
31 May 8:11 pm
CALL FOR PAPERS LLCS, NEW CHARITABLE FORMS, AND THE RISE OF PHILANTHROCAPITALISM 2017 AALS Annual Meeting January 3-7, 2017 San Francisco, CA ________________________________________ In December 2015, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, pledged their personal fortune—then... [read post]
31 May 8:09 pm
ANOTHER BLACK MAN BROUGHT LOW BY THE SYSTEM: Husband charged for beating would-be rapist to death with tire iron. If this is true, he should get a medal. But that’s #NewYorkValues. [read post]
31 May 8:05 pm
News of data security breaches at one company or another has become so common that perhaps we are becoming immune to the significant impact these breaches can have on those whose information are affected. Not only can identity theft destroy an affected individual’s credit and limit his/her future buying choices, but also it is becoming […] The post Five Simple Things Businesses Can Do to Better Secure Their Data appeared first on Privacy and IP Law Blog. [read post]
31 May 7:59 pm
OSHA cites Ungerer & Company, global flavor, fragrance manufacturer, for exposing workers to chemical hazards, other safety and health dangersCitations issued: On May 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one repeat and six serious violations, and one other-than-serious violation.Inspection findings: OSHA received a referral on Jan. 27, 2016, from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency alleging Ungerer & Company employees suffered respiratory distress from an unknown chemical odor, prompting an… [read post]
31 May 7:58 pm
New Hampshire Union Leader: A state representative who resigned Friday has been charged with felony witness tampering and bribery related to an investigation into possible voter fraud. Rep. Don Leeman, R-Rochester, is charged with trying to convince a person to … Continue reading → [read post]
31 May 7:47 pm
Sentencing – trial court’s erroneous reliance on ambiguous “other crimes” evidence previously rejected under Rule 404(b), F. R. Evid., justifies vacation of lengthy sentence: United States v. Kpodi, _ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 14-3037, May 31, 2016) A unanimous panel of the D.C. Circuit found error and vacated a 151-month sentence imposed over objection by the trial court, which previously had found the same evidence too attenuated to allow its introduction at trial. Finding the trial judge’s decision an abuse of discretion, and the admission harmful, the… [read post]
31 May 7:44 pm
The FDA, CDC and the 20 state health departments that share the 38 sickened with E. coli – tainted flour remained silent today (perhaps a Memorial Day hangover?), but at least the FDA posted General Mills press release (seriously, why does a government website post this self-serving fluff?), but here it is in full: General Mills is collaborating with health officials to investigate an ongoing, multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 that may be potentially linked to Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour (sold in Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel, Shaws,… [read post]
31 May 7:37 pm
KNIFE RIGHTS: New York Times weighs in against NY’s stupid “Gravity Knife” law. More here. [read post]
31 May 7:28 pm
Our partners, NYC auto accident attorneys Ben Rubinowitz, and Peter Saghir just settled a case for a  44 year old father who suffered serious injury when he was struck by a car at an improperly marked New York City roadway construction project. Following an appeal in Gregware v City of New York, the Appellate Division First Department ordered that a retrial on apportionment between the defendants be held. During the retrial held last week in New York Supreme Court the parties were able to settle the case for $8,500,000.00.   Our partner Ben… [read post]
31 May 7:25 pm
Three people were injured in a truck accident in New York City on Monday afternoon. The truck was driving on the Cross Bronx Expressway when it crashed though a guardrail on the westbound lane. The truck was driving in the middle lane of the highway when a black car which was trying to pass it hit the front wheel of the truck. The impact caused the truck driver to loose control of the vehicle. The truck hit another car before flipping over the guardrail. It ended dangling off the overpass on the top of the Sheridan Expressway. The driver was able to extricate himself out… [read post]
31 May 7:17 pm
A man died in a car accident in New York and another one was injured in the same accident. The two men in their thirties  were riding in the same car this morning around 4:30 am in Midtown Manhattan when the accident happened.  They were heading north on Sixth Ave between 53rd and 54th street when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a fire hydrant. The impact was so strong that the driver died. The passenger survived the accident. He suffered serious injury but was listed in stable condition. A witness told CBS New York that… [read post]
31 May 7:16 pm
"Alabama Judge Preaches States' Rights, Till He Disagrees With His State": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View. [read post]
31 May 7:14 pm
"Constitution Check: Was the Supreme Court only an afterthought for the Founders?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center. [read post]
31 May 7:13 pm
A woman died and her husband was injured in a car accident in New York City on Sunday. 86 year old Andrew Huang was driving his car with Amy Huang, his 83 year old wife on 34th Ave near 91st Street in Elmhurst, Queens. All of a sudden the car accelerated and crashed into a parked car on the side of the road. The impact was so strong that the parked car jumped the curb and careened into  scaffolding. According to the police, Mr Huang may have stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal. The couple were taken to the hospital. The wife who suffered severe head and… [read post]
31 May 7:07 pm
Too many workers especially in the construction industry are still being injured or killed at the work place because their boss ignores safety rules. When such tragedy happens we call it an accident. However when a boss ignores safety rules and an employee is being injured or killed because of it, shouldn’t the boss be criminally prosecuted? When a construction worker dies in a trench collapse because the developer or the contractor ignored safety rules isn’t it a crime? In a recent article in Fair Warning Rena Steinzor,  a Law Professor at the University of… [read post]