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23 Feb 2021, 5:01 am by Eugene Volokh
Paul Alan Levy of Public Citizen, whose work I trust and admire, posted this at the Consumer Law & Policy blog a week ago; I e-mailed plaintiff's counsel to see if they were willing to pass along their side of the story, but got no response: Our latest case about the right to speak anonymously is in federal court in Chicago, flowing from a dispute between a prominent vlogger named Cristina Villegas and a plastic surgeon named David Shifrin who, Villegas complained,… [read post]
14 Feb 2021, 1:39 pm by Paul Levy
by Paul Alan Levy Our latest case about the right to speak anonymously is in federal court in Chicago, flowing from a dispute between a prominent vlogger named Cristina Villegas and a plastic surgeon named David Shifrin who, Villegas complained, “botched my nose job. [read post]
11 Feb 2021, 8:10 am by Kristian Soltes
The £14bn consumer claim accuses Mastercard of subjecting UK customers to higher prices through so-called ‘interchange fees’ levied between 1992 and 2008. [read post]
1 Feb 2021, 10:19 am by Paul Levy
by Paul Alan Levy Last month, a Fells Point restaurant was able to use an apparently baseless threat of defamation litigation to secure a vote renewing its liquor license by the liquor control board despite considerable neighborhood complaints. [read post]
28 Jan 2021, 8:30 pm by Jim Sedor
National/Federal Beau Biden Foundation to Deny Lobbyist Donations, Make Major Donors Public The Hill – Alex Gangitano | Published: 1/21/2021 The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, which works to combat child abuse and was named after President Biden’s late son, told donors it will make changes to increase transparency. [read post]
21 Jan 2021, 3:38 pm by Paul Levy
by Paul Alan Levy In a decision issued his afternoon, Judge Barbara Rothstein has denied a motion by the infamous web site Parler seeking a preliminary injunction compelling Amazon to reverse its decision to terminate its hosting of Parler's web site. [read post]
14 Jan 2021, 8:30 pm by Jim Sedor
House Hands Trump a Second Impeachment, This Time with GOP Support MSN – Mike DeBonis and Paul Kane (Washington Post) | Published: 1/13/2021 The U.S. [read post]
“Lots of research documents the importance of the informal conversations that take place around the office photocopier, coffee machine or water cooler,” writes Paul Levy in an article for BBC. [read post]
4 Dec 2020, 2:52 pm by Paul Levy
by Paul Alan Levy Although Maryland was one of the first states to adopt an anti-SLAPP law, its weaknesses have become apparent over the years as other states have adopted stronger protections against suits brought to suppress fress speech. [read post]
25 Nov 2020, 12:22 pm by Paul Levy
by Paul Alan Levy A couple of months ago, South Carolina lawyer B. [read post]
22 Nov 2020, 4:09 pm by INFORRM
Privacy, Remedies and Comity: The Emerging Problem of Global Injunctions and Some Preliminary Thoughts On How Best to Address It, Part V, Chapter 19 in Comparative Privacy and Defamation 307-328 (András Koltay & Paul Wragg eds, Edward Elgar Publishing 2020), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3723948, Ronald J. [read post]
17 Nov 2020, 9:16 am by Paul Levy
by Paul Alan Levy With a signature last week from Governor Cuomo, New York has become the latest state to enact a strong anti-SLAPP law. [read post]
17 Nov 2020, 4:55 am by Kevin Kaufman
Key Findings A typical American household with four phones on a “family share” plan, paying $100 per month for taxable wireless service, can expect to pay about $270 per year in taxes, fees, and surcharges—up from $260 in 2019. [read post]
6 Nov 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
Senate’s Russia investigation, and tens of thousands of dollars in fines levied by the FEC. [read post]
30 Oct 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
National/Federal Administration Plans to Nominate Bipartisan Pair to Hobbled FEC Roll Call – Kate Ackley | Published: 10/28/2020 After leaving so many vacancies at the FEC that it could not hold meetings for most of the 2020 campaign cycle, the Trump administration said it planned to nominate a bipartisan pair to the hobbled agency. [read post]
26 Oct 2020, 5:06 am by Jim Sedor
Consider This Year the Most Challenging Ever” by Carol Morello for Washington Post Alabama: “Supreme Court Restores Ban on Curbside Voting in Alabama” by Josh Gerstein for Politico Pennsylvania: “Ballots Can’t Be Tossed Out Over Voter Signature, Court Says” by Marc Levy for Associated Press News Ethics Connecticut: “FBI Probes New Haven City Contract; Harp Wiretapped, Says Fraudster Tried to Set Her Up” by Paul Bass (News Haven… [read post]