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17 Apr 9:35 pm
"Court Orders U.S. Mint to Return Famed Coins to Family; Government confiscated Double Eagle gold coins from Langbord family in 2004": Ashby Jones will have this article in Saturday's edition of The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google. The Associated Press reports that "Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M." And Kurt Orzeck of Law360.com reports that "3rd Circ. Says Feds Must Return Seized Coins Worth $76M" (subscription required for full access). You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the… [read post]
17 Apr 8:14 pm
WAIT, MORE PREMATURE INTERNET OUTRAGE? SURELY NOT! Kyle Smith: ESPN was totally wrong to suspend Britt McHenry. “Several reviewers have complained that Advanced Towing brings in legally parked cars — and then, when you complain, simply insults you and holds the car hostage. We don’t even know what was said to McHenry, since the Advanced Towing employee’s remarks have been edited out of the video that went viral. And how do you feel about private companies with which you did not choose to do business making videos of you, then leaking them to the media for… [read post]
17 Apr 8:13 pm
by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I am slammed with a couple of projects right now, but I can’t help throwing this question out to the legal blogosphere.  Does the new “Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act” recently introduced by leading U.S. Senators violate the U.S. Constitution’s bicameralism and presentment requirements as stated by the U.S. Supreme Court […] [read post]
17 Apr 8:10 pm
Sofia Ranchordas and Antonios E. Kouroutakis (Information Society Project, Yale Law School and City University of Hong Kong) have posted Temporary De-Jurification: Sunset Clauses at a Time of Crisis (Minnesota Journal of International Law, Vol. 25, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the last decades, we have witnessed two contradictory tendencies in lawmaking throughout the Western world: On the one hand, there is a tendency to 'juridify' almost every single aspect of society, ensuring that almost no detail is left unregulated. On the other, at times of economic or… [read post]
17 Apr 8:03 pm
POLITICO: Hillary Clinton’s Real Opponent: Barack Obama. “No retiring president below 50 percent job approval nationally has passed the White House to his party’s nominee in the 75 years of the polling era. Obama’s approval rating, as of this writing, is around 45 percent (give or take), and his disapproval is about 50 percent.” [read post]
17 Apr 8:01 pm
Many nursing homes have attractive lobbies and enticing amenities but neglect to provide medical care to their patients.  Geriatric researchers call this disconnect “the chandelier effect”. Because short term medicare patients are much more lucrative than long term medicaid patients, nursing home are investing in luxurious facilities but most often neglect medical care. Very often these luxurious facilities are understaffed in nurses and aids and do not have doctors on staff that can provide the intensive care that rehabilitation requires. In an excellent… [read post]
17 Apr 8:00 pm
The state’s highest court has just upheld the $63 million Massachusetts drug defect ruling against Children’s Motrin and Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit. The family of Samantha Reckis was awarded the verdict in Plymouth County in 2013. They had sued the manufacturer after she became legally blind and sustained toxic epidermal necrolysis from taking the over-the-counter medication. Reckis, now 16, was just 7 when she took the med to combat a fever. J & J had sought to appeal the verdict, saying the award was too high. The Supreme Judicial… [read post]
17 Apr 7:58 pm
According to The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture a warning that milk from the Breezy Meadows Dairy, which is located at 2457 Stumptown Road, has tested positive for Salmonella. A commercial laboratory collected the sample that tested positive during required routine sampling on April 7, according to the department. The dairy packages raw milk in unlabeled plastic one- and half-gallon containers, and sold approximately 80 gallons between April 7 and April 15. The Vancouver Columbian report that the Spanish Sonrise Dairy in Yacolt Washington is recalling raw milk and cream… [read post]
17 Apr 7:57 pm
Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As a divorce lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, I’ve had clients tell me that another lawyer ripped them off during their divorce by over-billing them. Besides what I hear from clients’ past experiences with other divorce attorneys in Charleston, I’ve had cases where I suspect that the other divorce attorney may be over-billing their client. […] The post How to Avoid Getting Over-Billed By Your Divorce Lawyer appeared first on . [read post]
17 Apr 7:55 pm
An 88 year old man was severely injured in a bicycle accident yesterday afternoon in the Queens, NYC. The accident happened on  131st Street near Rockaway Blvd in South Ozone Park in the middle of the afternoon. A blue sedan hit the cyclist and sped away. The elderly man was taken to the hospital in critical conditions. Read more in the NY Daily News [read post]
17 Apr 7:54 pm
Copyright law in the United States is almost exclusively governed by the federal Copyright Act, which preempts equivalent state laws.  As originally drafted, however, the Copyright Act of 1976 – the current iteration of the Act – made an exception for sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, leaving those works to be regulated by the states.   State law thus applies to determine the rights and remedies available to the copyright owner of pre-1972 sound recordings. Flo & Eddie, Inc. owns all rights to the sound recordings created by the “The… [read post]
17 Apr 7:50 pm
Parents can play a big role in helping their children become safe drivers and avoid being injured or killed in a car accident. Thursday April 28th at 1:00 PM CST, the National Safety Council is organizing a webinar during which Jessica Mirman, PhD, a behavioral scientist and researcher on the Center for Injury Research and Prevention HOP’s Teen Driver Safety Research team, will share her recent research on the effectiveness of TeenDrivingPlan, a prototype interactive web-based application to help parents more effectively supervise driving practice. Another speaker Kathy… [read post]
17 Apr 7:37 pm
Loaded Firearm Discovered in Carry-on Bag (LEX) 40 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 40 firearms, 31 were loaded and 13 had rounds chambered.        Clockwise From Top Left Corner, Grenades Discovered at: BWI, BWI, CAE, LAS, PHX, and MDT Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. – We continue to find inert grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an item looks [read post]
17 Apr 7:34 pm
Earlier this week, we took a look at the many costs and expenses associated with sustaining a serious injury in Hollywood or South Florida. In addition to the medication, medical services, medical devices, at-home care, hospital stays, and surgery costs that we have already discussed, there are additional, long-term expenses that injured patients often face. These can include: Follow-up care. If you’ve suffered a permanent or long-term injury, you may need months or years of follow-up care. You may need to visit doctors and specialists more often and these appointments can end… [read post]
17 Apr 7:33 pm
"When Associates Leave Their Jobs to Clerk at the Supreme Court: Four Bancroft associates to leave this summer for the high court and the D.C. Circuit." Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this report. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News. [read post]
17 Apr 7:17 pm
Dr. Jean Dodds tells us that limiting exposure to other dogs in public venues is the best way to keep your dogs safe from the canine influenza outbreak.Cornell University issued a press release on April 12, 2015 that states that the ongoing canine influenza in the Chicago area is due to the H3N2 subtype of canine influenza, not the H3N8 subtype that has been seen in the U.S. previously. This is the first identification of the H3N2 subtype outside of Asia. At this time, it is not known if the currently available H3N8 vaccines will provide any cross-immunity to dogs exposed to the… [read post]
17 Apr 7:15 pm
The petition of the day is: Moody v. Tatum 14-1020Issue: Whether there is a Fourteenth Amendment substantive due process right to avoid a prolonged pretrial detention caused by a police officer's failure to disclose evidence that is “strongly indicative of innocence”; or, where there has been no trial and conviction, and thus no violation under Brady v. Maryland, whether pretrial deprivations of liberty are governed by the Fourth Amendment.   [read post]
17 Apr 7:10 pm
Conway Import Co., Inc. is recalling Conway Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing and Conway Citrus Organic Vinaigrette Dressing because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing… [read post]