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  • UM doctors get protection from lawsuits

    05/04/2011 9:12:41 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 04, 2011 | Patricia Mazzei
    In a long-sought move, the University of Miami won a legislative victory on Wednesday when Florida lawmakers agreed to extend state lawsuit protection to university doctors working in public hospitals. Gov. Rick Scott will likely sign the bill into law. Scott is also expected to sign another lawsuit-limitation bill that passed Wednesday that changes the way people can sue automobile makers. The vote to give “sovereign immunity” to UM has been years in the making. The state protects government hospital employees, residents and interns — including those at Miami’s Jackson Health System — from major medical malpractice judgments. But UM...
  • Climate activists target states with lawsuits

    05/04/2011 6:37:22 AM PDT · by quantim · 10 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | May 4, 4:34 AM EDT | MATTHEW BROWN
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A group of attorneys using children and young adults as plaintiffs plans to file legal actions in every state and the District of Columbia on Wednesday in an effort to force government intervention on climate change. The courtroom ploy is backed by high-profile activists looking for a legal soft spot to advance a cause that has stumbled in the face of stiff congressional opposition and a skeptical U.S. Supreme Court. The goal is to have the atmosphere declared for the first time as a "public trust" deserving special protection. That's a concept previously used to clean...
  • Frivolous Lawsuit Filed Against Sarah Palin, AP Fails Reporting Story

    05/01/2011 7:11:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | May 1, 2011 | Stacy Drake
    Last Tuesday, a man by the name of Chip Thoma filed a lawsuit against Governor Palin over an alleged “traffic conspiracy.” Yes, you read that right… If you’re thinking this sounds like some sort of ridiculous frivolous complaint, you would be correct. Mr. Thoma isn’t new to Governor Palin, nor is he new to filing frivolous claims against Alaskan Governors. However, you wouldn’t know much about this case if you got all of your news from the Associated Press. Becky Bohrer, the AP writer who covered the story, not only posted her story with an embarrassing grammatical error, but she...
  • Mexico Sues U.S. Gun Manufacturers: is Obama behind Calderon's back-door attack on gun rights?

    04/29/2011 9:21:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/29/2011 | Douglas Book
    Not content to pack off millions of miscreants, impoverished or labor-averse citizens to the welcoming, welfare bestowing arms of the United States government, Mexican President Felipe Calderon has decided to hold Americans responsible for his nation’s crime rate as well. On November 2nd, 2010, Calderon retained the New York law firm of Reid, Collins and Tsai to sue American gun manufacturers and dealers for the reputed massive influx of weapons into the otherwise zephyr-swept, Shangri La of Mexico. “We seized more than 90,000 weapons…I am talking like 50,000 assault weapons, AR 15 machine guns, more than 8,000 grenades and almost...
  • The Floating Dollar as a Threat to Property Rights

    03/12/2011 7:12:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Imprimis (Hillsdale College) ^ | February 16, 2011 | Seth Lipsky
    The following is adapted from a speech delivered on February 16, 2011, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. TO BEGIN, consider one of the most important measures of property, the kilogram. It’s a measure of mass or, for non-scientific purposes, weight. According to the papers last week, a global scramble is under way to define this most basic unit after it was discovered that the standard kilogram—a cylinder of platinum and iridium that is maintained by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures—has been losing mass. You may think that this is impossible. Of all the...
  • EDITORIAL: Leash law for lawyers--Congress takes aim at jackpot justice

    03/01/2011 4:38:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2011 | Editorial
    The Republican-led House of Representatives is fighting back against big-money plaintiffs’ attorneys who use campaign cash to control congressional Democrats. A provision in the budget continuing resolution would forbid government from spending funds to implement a new Consumer Product Safety Commission program. On March 11, the CPSC is set to launch a new online database publishing thousands of outside complaints about allegedly unsafe products. These attacks would be publicized before any investigation and without independent evidence that complaints are legitimate. It’s an open invitation for competitors or interest groups to destroy a product’s reputation - and sales - without proof....
  • Breaking News: JPMorgan May Need Another $4 Billion For Legal Losses

    02/28/2011 4:47:43 PM PST · by FromLori · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/28/2011 | Lee Brodie
    According to CNBC’s Kate Kelly, JPMorgan has just released its 10-K and it reveals some shocking information. Kelly says “JPMorgan [JPM Loading... () ] has been named as a defendant in about 10,000 different law suits. And as a result, they could end up needing an additional $4.5 billion on top of what they’ve already set aside for legal losses." What should you make of it? Instant Insights with the Fast Money traders Fast trader Karen Finerman is a JPMorgan shareholder but she isn’t concerned by these developments. "They talked about substantial legal costs in their last call," she says....
  • Ill. appeals court revives cigarette lawsuit

    02/27/2011 8:05:54 AM PST · by STONEWALLS · 3 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2-26-11 | Jim Suhr, Associated Press
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A lawsuit that led to a $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-making Philip Morris USA before it was tossed out by the Illinois Supreme Court has been revived by a lower court, sending the case back to the county once tagged as among the nation's most lawsuit-friendly turfs. The unanimous ruling Thursday by the three-judge panel of the Mount Vernon-based 5th District Appellate Court cleared the way for the plaintiffs to argue that a favorable 2008 U.S. Supreme Court decision in an unrelated case may be applied to reinstate the questioned Madison County one involving Philip Morris'...
  • Congress should stop funding Big Green lawsuits against the government

    02/25/2011 2:39:47 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2/24/2011 | Ron Arnold
    America's taxpayers need to know about a thorny federal program lurking in the Obama budget: the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. It began decades ago as a millionaire's hobby horse and grew into a Frankenstein monster that today feeds millions of taxpayer dollars to green groups that sue the federal government -- and thus sue the taxpayer.
  • Investor Lawsuits Are Raising the Heat on Bank of America for 'Putbacks'

    02/24/2011 6:25:33 PM PST · by FromLori · 18 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | 2/24/2011 | http://srph.it/e8zwP7
    One of the straightest paths this country could take toward Bank Bailout 2, the Sequel, would be through forcing financial institutions to buy back the lousy mortgage-backed securities they sold before the meltdown. Large-scale buybacks could open gaping wounds on bank balance sheets, a risk Bank of America (BAC) is particularly vulnerable to because it swallowed Countrywide's gigantic -- and now infamously fraudulent -- mortgage machine. Regardless of that risk, banks should have to follow the rules of their contracts, and the law. But getting BofA to buy back its mortgage junk won't be easy. As of June 30, 2010,...
  • Slopes behind ropes: fear of lawsuits closing great New Jersey sledding hills

    02/02/2011 7:31:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies · 1+ views
    NJ.com ^ | January 26, 2011 | Brian Donohue
    <p>It's one of the simple, most wonderful pleasures of life: zooming down a snow-covered hill just fast enough for a touch of fear to quicken your pulse. Maybe it's a solo run. Maybe you're clinging to a loved one as you tear down the hill tandem. Surely, sledding is one of those things that makes it worth toughing it out and living in New Jersey when sunnier climes often beckon.</p>
  • Dennis Kucinich Sues House Cafeteria (bit into olive pit)

    01/26/2011 9:58:26 AM PST · by Baladas · 141 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | January 26, 2011 | Ryan Abbott
    WASHINGTON (CN) - Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich says he suffered permanent injuries from biting an olive pit hidden in the sandwich wrap he bought at a House of Representatives cafeteria. He demands $150,000. The former presidential hopeful sued Restaurant Associates, which operates the cafeteria in the Longworth Office Building, its parent company, Compass Group USA, and food suppliers Performance Food Group Co. and Foodbuy LLC. Kucinich seeks damages for negligence, in Superior Court.
  • Did you think global warming alarmism was about saving polar bears?

    01/24/2011 3:08:46 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    From across the pond, AFP reports from Paris: “From being a marginal and even mocked issue, climate-change litigation is fast emerging as a new frontier of law where some believe hundreds of billions of dollars are at stake. Compensation for losses inflicted by man-made global warming would be jaw-dropping, a payout that would make tobacco and asbestos damages look like pocket money.” We’re shocked, shocked to find people are going to sue you because of your carbon footprint. Shocked.
  • 27 of 50 States Now Challenging Constitutionality of Obamacare in Court

    01/19/2011 10:32:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 19, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) - More than half of the states—27 out of 50—are now challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare in federal court. Six additional states--Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Ohio, Wisconsin and Wyoming--petitioned in federal court on Tuesday to join Florida’s law suit challenging the constitutionality of the health care law President Barack Obama signed last March. Nineteen states had previously joined with Florida in this suit, making the total number of states that are now a party to the suit 26. Virginia, which has filed its own lawsuit against Obamacare, is the 27th state challenging the constitutionality of the health-care law in federal...
  • Groom’s lawsuit: Jilted bride kept $45K ring

    01/08/2011 5:36:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | January 7, 2011 | ART GOLAB AND LEEANN MATON
    The jilted bride who sued her ex for almost $100,000 in wedding expenses may not have been jilted at all. So says the groom, who has filed his own lawsuit, claiming that the decision to cancel the wedding was mutual. He’s seeking the return of a $45,500, 3-carat engagement ring. Both lawsuits do agree on one matter: There was a bachelor party — featuring strippers and lap dances — at a South Loop gentlemen’s club called the Pink Monkey. Dominique Buttitta, the former bride, an attorney who works in Hoffman Estates, filed a breach of promise suit Dec. 11 in...
  • If true,..indeed a bombshell...(about ONE-HALF of the claims..entirely false or..exaggerated

    01/02/2011 6:20:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 88 replies
    Insigt Scoop.com ^ | 01-02-11 | posted by Carl Olson
    If true, this is indeed a bombshell... Dave Pierre, the author of the book, Double Standard: Abuse Scandals and the Attack on the Catholic Church, reports the following on his site, TheMediaReport.com:In a stunning ten-page declaration recently submitted to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, veteran attorney Donald H. Steier stated that his investigations into claims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have uncovered vast fraud and that his probes have revealed that many accusations are completely false.Counselor Steier has played a role in over one hundred investigations involving Catholic clergy in Los Angeles. In his missive Mr. Steier relayed,...
  • Court punishes bay area lawyers who called each other 'hack' and 'loser' — and worse

    12/31/2010 1:22:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | December 31, 2010 | Lee Logan
    .........It started in May 2008. Mitchell was representing a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Volkswagen of America. Mooney was the attorney for the car company. The two men couldn't agree on the date of a hearing. The first volley came from the 50-year-old Mooney, who addressed his colleague as "Junior." "Please do not send me any more of these absurd emails. While I am happy to know that you are also the judge in this case, your continued unprofessional & juvenile behavior is not necessary," he writes. Mitchell, 36, responds in kind: "Old Hack: Your unprofessional and otherwise asinine behavior...
  • Blast from the Past: Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate

    12/30/2010 12:10:45 PM PST · by opentalk · 54 replies · 77+ views
    DefendUs ^ | June 27, 2004 | Miax
    (This is an archived page; the original has been scrubbed from the web......) Sunday, June 27, 2004 Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations. The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative. Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following...
  • Man quits job, makes living suing e-mail spammers

    12/26/2010 12:37:52 PM PST · by decimon · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 26, 2010 | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO – Daniel Balsam hates spam. Most everybody does, of course. But he has acted on his hate as few have, going far beyond simply hitting the delete button. He sues them. Eight years ago, Balsam was working as a marketer when he received one too many e-mail pitches to enlarge his breasts. Enraged, he launched a Web site called Danhatesspam.com, quit a career in marketing to go to law school and is making a decent living suing companies who flood his e-mail inboxes with offers of cheap drugs, free sex and unbelievable vacations. "I feel like I'm doing...
  • Court won't block EPA climate regulations

    12/13/2010 11:56:34 AM PST · by EBH · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/10 | ROBIN BRAVENDER
    The Obama administration scored a legal victory Friday when a federal appeals court refused to block federal climate regulations slated to kick in next month. State and industry challengers opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate regulations had asked the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to halt the rules while the massive court battle plays out, but the court wasn’t convinced. A host of states, industry groups and free-market groups are suing EPA over its regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gases from automobiles and large industrial sources like power plants and oil refineries, as well as...
  • Boy left deaf in one ear after line drive; family sues bat maker

    12/08/2010 10:40:44 AM PST · by toma29 · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/8/2010 | NATASHA KORECKI
    It was just another Little League game. The pitcher had just thrown two strikes. But when the next pitch was hurled, the batter smashed it and sent a line drive straight into the pitcher. For 11-year-old Jake Schutter of Mokena, the moment forever changed his life. Standing on the pitcher’s mound, the ball crashed into the left side of his head. He dropped to the ground and began to vomit. He later learned he would be permanently deaf in one ear. And his family is still unsure of the full extent of cognitive damage the incident caused, according to a...
  • Associated Press Chairman Signs Up For Righthaven, Begins Suing Bloggers

    12/07/2010 11:56:39 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies · 1+ views
    techdirt.com ^ | Dec 7th, 2010 | by Mike Masnick
    Well, well, well. Remember back when the Associated Press threatened bloggers for quoting snippets of AP articles? Is the organization considering dipping its toes in the Righthaven waters? The Las Vegas Sun reports that Righthaven has signed up Media News as a client and has sued a blogger on behalf of the Denver Post, after the blogger apparently reposted a Denver Post column by Mike Rosen (with a link and credit). This is interesting for a few different reasons. First, it was just a few weeks ago that the Denver Post published a cryptic "reminder" about copyright that had a...
  • Administration Is Bracing for Court Setbacks to Health Law

    11/26/2010 10:54:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 75 replies · 4+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 26, 2010 | KEVIN SACK and ROBERT PEAR
    As the Obama administration presses ahead with the health care law, officials are bracing for the possibility that a federal judge in Virginia will soon reject its central provision as unconstitutional and, in the worst case for the White House, halt its enforcement until higher courts can rule. The judge, Henry E. Hudson of Federal District Court in Richmond, has promised to rule by the end of the year on the constitutionality of the law’s requirement that most Americans obtain insurance, which does not take effect until 2014. Although administration officials remain confident that it is constitutionally valid to compel...
  • State should curb inmate suits

    11/23/2010 8:45:03 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 23, 2010 | Editorial
    A man convicted of manslaughter and several other crimes in the death of a 14-year-old Prospect boy is now preparing to sue the victim's parents. Is it possible for there to be a more ridiculous lawsuit? Matthew Kenney of Prospect was riding his bicycle along Route 69 in Prospect on April 27, 2007, when he was struck by a car driven by David Weaving. Police said Weaving was passing another car at 83 mph in a 45 mph zone when he hit Matthew, who died the next day. Weaving was convicted in December 2008 and sentenced to 10 years in...
  • Airport Scanners Sparking Litigation and Protests.

    11/17/2010 1:24:16 PM PST · by FS11 · 132 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-17-10 | Wall St. Journal Law Blog
    Yesterday, two airline pilots filed a federal suit alleging that airport scanners and aggressive pat-down procedures constitute unreasonable searches in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
  • Study: Malpractice laws chasing docs from Illinois

    11/12/2010 6:08:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 12, 2010 | MONIFA THOMAS
    Study: Malpractice laws chasing docs from Illinois November 12, 2010 BY MONIFA THOMAS Health Reporter A new study says that half of all graduating medical residents or fellows trained in Illinois are leaving the state to practice elsewhere, a trend researchers blame in part on the state's "toxic" medical malpractice environment. Researchers from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine asked 561 Illinois medical students where they intended to practice after graduation and why. Students who planned to leave Illinois, often for Wisconsin or Indiana, cited salary, opportunities to work in their specialty and proximity to family as the most important...
  • Consumers' right to file class actions (lawsuits) is in danger (AT&T & the Supreme Court)

    11/05/2010 12:33:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/05/10 | David Lazarus
    Consumers' right to file class actions is in dangerIf AT&T has its way before the Supreme Court, any business that issues a contract to customers would be able to prevent them from joining class-action lawsuits, taking away arguably the most powerful legal tool available to the little guy. By David Lazarus November 5, 2010 It hasn't gotten a lot of press, but a case involving AT&T that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week has sweeping ramifications for potentially millions of consumers. If a majority of the nine justices vote the telecom giant's way, any business that issues a...
  • Silver Short Position Could Cost JP Morgan Billions In Losses

    10/28/2010 11:44:34 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    National Inflation Assk ^ | 10-28-2010 | NIA
    Silver Short Position Could Cost JP Morgan Billions In LossesNational Inflation AssociationOctober 28, 2010 It was just announced late Wednesday that two lawsuits have been filed in Manhattan federal court against JP Morgan and HSBC Holdings Inc. accusing them of manipulating the price of silver by "amassing enormous short positions". The suits were filed by Brian Beatty and Peter Laskaris, who each claim they lost money trading COMEX silver futures and options contracts as a result of JP Morgan's alleged manipulation. In NIA's latest documentary 'Meltup' that was released on May 13th, 2010, and has now been viewed by over...
  • ObamaCare and the Constitutional Crisis

    10/27/2010 12:57:06 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 32 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 27, 2010 | T.L. Davis
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has, from the moment it was proposed, inflamed passions and stirred dissent. The Virginia lawsuit against the federal government over ObamaCare centers on the Commerce Clause and whether the federal government has the ability to force an individual to participate in commerce. Twenty other states have filed lawsuits against provisions of the law centered on the mandate and the federal burden placed on states to expand Medicare. Some aspects of the law have been ruled legal, at least in the first round of judgments. All are in agreement that the Supreme Court...
  • Judge lets states' healthcare suit go forward

    10/14/2010 2:39:40 PM PDT · by FromLori · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/14/10 | Tom Brown
    (Reuters) - U.S. states can proceed with a lawsuit seeking to overturn President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law, a Florida judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson had already indicated at a hearing last month that he could not uphold parts of a motion by the Justice Department to dismiss the lawsuit, led by Florida and 19 other states. "In this order, I have not attempted to determine whether the line between constitutional and extraconstitutional government has been crossed," Vinson, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, wrote in his ruling. "I am...
  • Deaths of 4 bullied teenagers at Ohio school produce lawsuits and much soul-searching

    10/12/2010 3:43:30 PM PDT · by EBH · 34 replies
    StarTribune ^ | 10/11/10
    Now two families — including the Vidovics — are suing the school district, claiming their children were bullied to death and the school did nothing to stop it. The lawsuits come after a national spate of high-profile suicides by gay teens and others, and during a time of national soul-searching about what can be done to stop it. If there has been soul-searching among the bullies in Mentor — a pleasant beachfront community that was voted one of the "100 Best Places to Live" by CNN and Money magazine this year — Sladjana's family saw too little of it at...
  • Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Android Smartphones

    10/04/2010 7:59:37 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 28 replies
    EnterpriseMobileToday ^ | 1 October 2010 | Stuart J. Johnston
    Microsoft has been talking smack to Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) of late, charging the search giant's Android operating system isn't as "free" as the company says it is and hinting that Android could end up entangled in a patent infringement lawsuit. But talk is cheap. On Friday, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) took a much bolder step, suing Motorola (NYSE: MOT) for allegedly infringing nine of the software titan's patents in its Droid mobile handsets, which are powered by Android. "Microsoft filed an action today in the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against...
  • Justice Department Issues Report on 10th Anniversary of the Religious Land Use...

    09/28/2010 2:19:12 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/September/10-crt-1058.html FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Justice Department Issues Report on 10th Anniversary of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act WASHINGTON - The Justice Department today issued a report marking the 10th anniversary of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), showing that the law has had a positive impact on protecting the religious freedom of a wide range of faith groups, and had a particularly significant impact protecting the religious freedom of minorities. RLUIPA protects places of worship and other religious uses of property from discrimination...
  • Couple to file suit against meter man

    09/15/2010 12:03:12 PM PDT · by brytlea · 124 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | September 15, 2010
    I'm sorry, I can't tell if it's ok to excerpt any of it, but basically it's a video with an article about a whole selection of idiots, one a volunteer meter man who got angry and lashed out and a woman and her husband who caught it on video and want to sue (over what damages I cannot imagine).
  • "Copyright Troll" Righthaven Passes Early Federal Court Test

    09/09/2010 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    The American Lawyer ^ | Sept 9, 2010 | by Susan Beck
    <p>Last month, we told you about a provocative new venture by a lawyer named Steve Gibson, who has filed more than 100 copyright infringement suits in the last few months. Gibson acquired copyrights from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and has filed suits based on those rights against bloggers and others who allegedly posted stories without getting permission or paying reprint fees. As we noted then, Gibson's IP holding company, Righthaven, is the first of the "copyright trolls."</p>
  • EFF Seeks to Help Righthaven Defendants

    08/30/2010 11:14:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | 08/30/2010 | Announcement by Eva Galperin
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is seeking to assist defendants in the Righthaven copyright troll lawsuits. Righthaven, founded in March of 2010, files hundreds of copyright infringement lawsuits on behalf of newspaper publishers against bloggers who make use of news content without permission. To that end, Righthaven searches the internet for stories and parts of stories from the newspapers that they represent. Once they find content that has been re-published, Righthaven purchases the copyright to the article and sues the owner of the blog. Just like the US Copyright Group shakedowns, and the RIAA shakedowns of the recent past, Righthaven relies...
  • University professors among latest sued over R-J (Las Vegas Review-Journal copyrights

    08/29/2010 4:36:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 29, 2010 | Steve Green
    Operators of four more websites were hit Thursday with copyright infringement lawsuits alleging material from the Las Vegas Review-Journal was posted on the sites without authorization. The suits bring to 107 the number of copyright infringement lawsuits filed since March over online postings of Review-Journal stories. The suits are filed by Las Vegas company Righthaven LLC, which looks for online infringements of Review-Journal stories, obtains copyrights for those stories and then sues the alleged offenders. The latest suits, like the others, were filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. They each seek damages of $75,000 and forfeiture of the...
  • HOW TO HIJACK A CHURCH IN THE NAME OF JESUS BIG BROTHER IS NOW THE CHURCH

    08/10/2010 3:01:03 PM PDT · by LibertyinChrist · 8 replies
    Rock Salt Publishing ^ | August 4, 2010 | James Sundquist
    So please be apprised of the following report regarding Assemblies of God and particularly Emerge Ministries Inc. SPECIAL INVESTIGATION REPORT By James Sundquist Rock Salt Publishing http://www.voiceoftruthradio.com/james.htm July 9, 2010 HOW ASSEMBLIES OF GOD LEADERS MAKE MERCHANDISE OF MEN'S SOULS CBS NEWS: ASSEMBLIES OF GOD SEIZES AND PADLOCKS CHURCH: DURST & DURST & AN ANALYSIS OF EMERGE MINISTRIES, INC. Complete 36 page report available at: www.voiceoftruthradio.com/james/dnd.pdf
  • DoJ steers money to favored groups to fund lawsuits

    08/05/2010 10:32:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    The Justice Department continues its path towards race-based policymaking. The latest revelation? The Department's Civil Rights Division is using its power "to not just win compensation for victims of alleged discrimination but also to direct large sums of money to activist groups" to undo other lawsuits alleging discrimination. Byron York reports over at the Washington Examiner: In the past, when the Civil Rights Division filed suit against, say, a bank or a landlord, alleging discrimination in lending or rentals, the cases were often settled by the defendant paying a fine to the U.S. Treasury and agreeing to put aside a...
  • SEX CASE COPS GRILL AL GORE!

    07/24/2010 10:20:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies · 5+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | July 23, 2010
    In a bombshell new development in the AL GORE SEX SCANDAL, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that the former vice president has finally been interviewed by police in the Molly Hagerty case. Sources close to the investigation reveal that detectives from the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau traveled quietly to San Francisco on Thursday for the secret meeting with the 62-year-old Nobel Prize winner. "Al Gore has finally been interviewed face to face by detectives in the Molly Hagerty case," a close source told The ENQUIRER. "Details of what was disclosed in the police interview by Gore --and exactly how long...
  • 2 Latin American countries object to Arizona immigration law

    07/17/2010 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | July 14, 2010 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — Two more Latin American countries added their own objections Tuesday to Arizona's new immigration law. In legal papers filed in federal court, Luis Gallegos, the ambassador to the United States from Ecuador, said his country wants to join Mexico in the fight to convince U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton to block the state from enforcing the law. “Similar to Mexico, Ecuador has a substantial and compelling interest in ensuring that its bilateral diplomatic relations with the government of the United States of America are transparent, consistent and reliable, and not frustrated by the actions of individual U.S....
  • Suing terror's gov't-backed funders

    07/17/2010 3:51:12 AM PDT · by Scanian
    NY Post ^ | July 16, 2010 | Adam Brodsky
    American victims of terrorism can sue their own government for damages -- but not, generally, foreign regimes or officials. It's a ludicrous approach to the War on Terror. Weren't we supposed to be using every tool at our disposal to fight the bad guys? On Wednesday, a Senate committee began considering a bill to change things. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act would give victims a clear green light to go after terrorists' state-linked enablers -- that is, any regime, official or group that offers them "material support or resources." About time, no? The bill is a response to...
  • You're losing your plan: ObamaCare's true face emerges

    06/14/2010 3:39:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 52 replies · 2,098+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 14, 2010 | SCOTT GOTTLIEB
    Late last week saw the first leaks of the administration's draft regulations for imple menting the ObamaCare law -- and everything is playing out just as the critics warned. The 3,000-odd pages of legislation left most of the really important (and controversial) policy decisions to the regulations that government agencies were told to issue once the bill passed. Now that those regs are starting to take shape, it's clear that the Obama team is using its new power to exert tight control over the payment and delivery of all formerly "private" health insurance. The ObamaCare law references the Secretary of...
  • Attorneys for fishermen secure BP cooperation for better claims, but serious problems remain

    06/12/2010 6:42:42 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 187+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/12/2010 | Staff
    DESTIN, FL —Florida business owners, residents and those impacted by the Gulf oil catastrophe now have a more fair and secure process to document their claims against BP following the Gulf oil spill, thanks to the latest efforts of attorneys who represent them and continue to push BP to address the serious problems that remain in the claims process. The attorneys, following weeks of negotiations with BP, have reached the following agreements with the managing attorneys of BP Oil Spill Claims of Houston. The agreements extend to claims filed in Florida and the other affected Gulf states: 1) A claim,...
  • Illinois One of the Worst Legal Climates in the Country

    05/16/2010 10:49:58 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies · 172+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/16/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Institute for Legal Reform has completed its 21010 rankings of the lawsuit climate in the various states and Illinois comes in at a dismal 45th place. If Obama needs some help, that would be 45 out of 50 states (not 57 or 58 states as he said during the campaign). This overly litigious lawsuit climate is yet another reason why Illinois has some of the highest unemployment stats in the country. The rankings determine how reasonable a state's tort liability culture is as perceived by U.S. Businesses and their legal counsel offices. In other words, do businesses feel that...
  • Small business lobby joins challenge to health law

    05/13/2010 10:36:25 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 23 replies · 1,463+ views
    AP ^ | 5/13/10 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    1 hr 24 mins ago WASHINGTON – The nation's most influential small business lobby is joining a court challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, arguing that Americans cannot be required under the Constitution to obtain insurance coverage. The National Federation of Independent Business will announce Friday it is joining a federal lawsuit filed in Florida by 20 state attorneys general and governors, NFIB President Dan Danner said in an interview. All but one of the state officials are Republicans, and the case coincides with an election year. NFIB's involvement ensures that constitutional arguments for overturning the health care...
  • Holder Dispatching Team Of Attorneys To Monitor Oil Spill

    05/01/2010 6:30:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies · 792+ views
    rttnews ^ | 4/30/2010
    Holder Dispatching Team Of Attorneys To Monitor Oil Spill 4/30/2010 3:20 PM ET Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that he is dispatching a team of attorneys from multiple divisions within the Justice Department to New Orleans to meet with the U.S. Attorney and response teams and to monitor the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. "The British Petroleum (BP) oil spill has already cost lives and created a major environmental incident," Holder said. "The Justice Department stands ready to make available every resource at our disposal to vigorously enforce the laws that protect the people who work and...
  • OVER 10,000 AMERICANS JOIN LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMACARE

    04/19/2010 11:25:28 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 171 replies · 4,029+ views
    PRWeb ^ | April 19, 2010 | Tony Shreeve
    In a new twist on lawsuits against Obamacare, TN attorney Van Irion filed a national class action in Federal court. The suit challenges Obamacare on the basis that Congress is not authorized by the Constitution to regulate health care. Mr. Irion is asking the courts to re-evaluate the Commerce clause precedent, arguing that current precedent in effect destroys the intent of the Constitution and specifically the 10th Amendment. (PRWEB) April 19, 2010 -- Over 10,000 Americans have joined a lawsuit against Obamacare (http://obamacareclassaction.com). In a new twist on lawsuits against Obamacare, TN constitutional attorney and congressional candidate (http://www.van4congress.org/) Van Irion...
  • Donated frozen embryos spawn dueling lawsuits

    04/10/2010 9:23:40 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies · 387+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Saturday, April 10, 2010 | Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Two frozen embryos and two gut-wrenching lawsuits have added up to a national controversy pitting a Pleasanton family against a suburban St. Louis family over control of what both call their "pre-born children." Edward and Kerry Lambert of Pleasanton filed suit this week in Alameda County Superior Court seeking to regain power over two frozen embryos they donated - or, as both religious families put it, gave up for adoption - to Patrick and Jennifer McLaughlin. Jennifer McLaughlin also filed suit in Missouri to maintain legal custody of the embryos. "It's going against everything they told me they wanted," the...
  • Florida says challenge to healthcare reform widens- Five more states joining suit

    04/07/2010 11:21:22 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies · 799+ views
    reuters ^ | 4-7-10 | Rooters
    MIAMI, April 7 (Reuters) - Five more U.S. states are joining a Florida-led group of states in a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system, Florida's attorney general said on Wednesday. The joint lawsuit led by Florida and now grouping 18 states was filed on March 23 by mostly Republican attorney generals. It claims the sweeping reform of the $2.5 trillion U.S.healthcare system, pushed through by Democrats in the U.S. Congress after months of bitter partisan fighting, violates state-government rights in the U.S. Constitution and will force massive new spending on hard-pressed state governments.