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  • Sherwin-Williams in trouble over century-old ads for lead paint

    09/05/2018 9:09:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 81 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 09/06/2018 | Alexandra Bruell
    When companies get in trouble over their advertisements, it usually happens quickly. In the case of Sherwin-Williams Co., it took more than a century. The paint maker is fighting a California court ruling that ordered it and two other companies to collectively pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for promoting lead paint over several decades, when they allegedly knew or should have known it was hazardous. The litigation has highlighted Sherwin-Williams ads dating back to 1904. Sherwin-Williams SHW, +0.50% and its co-defendants in July petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, arguing that they were...
  • Defensive Medicine: Evidence from Military Immunity

    07/24/2018 2:36:19 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 11 replies
    NBER Bulletin on Aging and Health ^ | 7/23/2018 | Michael D. Frakes, Jonathan Gruber
    We estimate the extent of defensive medicine by physicians, embracing the no-liability counterfactual made possible by the structure of liability rules in the Military Heath System. Active-duty patients seeking treatment from military facilities cannot sue for harms resulting from negligent care, while protections are provided to dependents treated at military facilities and to all patients—active-duty or not—that receive care from civilian facilities. Drawing on this variation and exploiting exogenous shocks to care location choices stemming from base-hospital closures, we find suggestive evidence that liability immunity reduces inpatient spending with no measurable negative effect on patient outcomes.
  • FLORIDAS ALL OVER DEMS EYE ELECTION LAWSUITS

    10/14/2004 6:21:25 AM PDT · by OESY · 19 replies · 1,331+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 14, 2004 | COLLIN LEVEY
    ...Call it the sour-grapes insurance policy: If John Kerry loses, Democrats can always use their lawyers to say the Republicans stole the election — again. [T]he Kerry team, has said the campaign intends to be able to "fight five statewide recounts and still have funds available to the campaign." The ...local Lawyers Committee for the Kerry Campaign has raised $2 million to support recount efforts [and] set up its own nationwide legal network, in lieu of the usual local Democratic Lawyers Associations.... The lawsuits may materialize even in the wake of a decisive Bush victory: Democrats have learned that hinting...
  • Debra Burlingame: Boumediene v. Bush a Strategic Victory for al Qaeda

    06/12/2008 2:50:12 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 8 replies · 84+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | June 12, 2008 | Debra Burlingame
    The lawyers who are championing the rights of terrorists should tell the public what this decision really means. It means that terrorists will be entitled to Miranda rights, to legal representation and the right to remain silent. And they will. When Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, was handed over to the U.S. after his capture in Karachi in 2003, he taunted his interrogators with this, "I'll talk to you guys in New York when I see my lawyer." But they won't tell the public, they will continue to talk about preserving the rights of people who would behead...
  • Flashback: Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump? (Schneiderman article from 2/2017)

    05/07/2018 8:03:59 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 03, 2017 | DAVID FREEDLANDER
    “I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.” It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald Trump impression, puckering his lips into a duck face, scrunching up his nose and lowering his voice into something that resembles the president’s outer-borough growl. Schneiderman is recalling his meeting with Trump in 2010. Back then, Schneiderman was running for attorney general of New York, and Trump was still in his pre-birther, reality TV host phase. Trump had donated money to one of Schneiderman’s opponents in the Democratic...
  • 'God damn you to hell,' Michael Caputo tells Senate intel panel

    05/02/2018 3:17:54 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 94 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/01/2018 | Diana Correll
    Caputo called for an “investigation of the investigators” and said he wanted to know who was “coordinating this attack on President Donald Trump.” “Forget about all the death threats against my family. I want to know who cost us so much money, who crushed our kids, who forced us out of our home, all because you lost an election,” Caputo said. “I want to know because God damn you to hell."
  • McCabe to sue Trump admin for defamation, wrongful termination

    04/20/2018 11:10:58 AM PDT · by detective · 96 replies
    MSN News ^ | 04/20/2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is planning to sue the Trump administration for defamation and wrongful termination, according to multiple media reports on Friday. McCabe's lawyer Michael Bromwich told reporters that McCabe is also considering filing other civil claims. He said the legal team hasn't yet figured out when they're going to file the lawsuits and is working on making them "solid." "We'll file when we're ready," Bromwich said, according to Axios.
  • Federal Judge Drops the Hammer on Facebook with New Ruling

    04/18/2018 7:21:14 AM PDT · by ptsal · 18 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 04-17-2018 | Joe Sanders
    If Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thought last week was bad, this one might be worse. Before Zuckerberg’s two days of grilling by D.C. lawmakers had even faded from the headlines, the company was back in the spotlight on Monday with a federal judge’s ruling to allow a class action lawsuit against Facebook over a facial recognition feature. And the damages could be in the billions. Advertisement - story continues below According to Reuters, U.S. District Judge James Donato ruled on Monday that a suit against Facebook could proceed under class action status for users in Illinois who sued the company...
  • Irwin man accused with unlawfully entering Norwin School District bus and threatening female student

    02/15/2018 9:29:46 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 6 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 12:03 p.m. | Paul Pierce
    Updated 8 minutes ago The parent of a Norwin School District student has been charged with unlawfully climbing aboard a school bus Jan. 19 threatening a student who allegedly had been involved in an altercation with his child. Patrick P. Belk, 25, is charged with unauthorized entry of a school bus, harassment and disorderly conduct filed by Irwin Police. According to the complaint filed before North Huntingdon District Judge Wayne Gongaware by police Chief Roger Pivirotto, a First Student bus driver reported that the incident occurred at 3:35 p.m. Jan. 19 while the bus was dropping off students in Irwin....
  • The Fragile Generation (Bad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed)

    01/09/2018 4:41:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Reason ^ | December 2017
    One day last year, a citizen on a prairie path in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst came upon a teen boy chopping wood. Not a body. Just some already-fallen branches. Nonetheless, the onlooker called the cops. Officers interrogated the boy, who said he was trying to build a fort for himself and his friends. A local news site reports the police then "took the tools for safekeeping to be returned to the boy's parents." Elsewhere in America, preschoolers at the Learning Collaborative in Charlotte, North Carolina, were thrilled to receive a set of gently used playground equipment. But the kids...
  • Tony Podesta Sends Cease And Desist Letter To Tucker [VIDEO]

    10/31/2017 12:28:58 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/30/17 | Justin Caruso
    He continued, saying that the letter, “demands that the show ‘immediately cease and desist disseminating false and misleading reports about Mr. Podesta and the Podesta group.’ It demands we retract and delete all our prior reporting on the Podesta group and warns that if we don’t do this, ‘Mr. Podesta may pursue legal action, including for damages in order to fully protect his rights.” Carlson also said, “Podesta’s lawyer wasn’t trying to inform us of anything — but to threaten us, to shut down our reporting on his client. One lawyer we talked to earlier today said the Podesta people...
  • California Court Orders Venture Capitalist To Reopen Disputed Beach

    08/12/2017 6:48:58 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | August 11, 2017 | staff
    Siding with surfers and other backers of the public's access to beaches, a California appeals court is ordering a Silicon Valley billionaire to reopen public access to Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco. Vinod Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems who has invested in renewable energy, closed the beach to the public in 2009...On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal rejected Khosla's appeal. "This is not simply a win for surfers in San Mateo County," said Surfrider Legal Director Angela Howe. "This is a win for all of the beachgoing public...
  • James Damore has an 'above decent' chance of winning his legal case against Google

    08/11/2017 4:06:30 PM PDT · by ptsal · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug 11, 2017 | Jim Edwards
    An expert in California labor law tells Business Insider that Damore has a better chance of winning his case than people may think. That's because Damore's case is NOT about free speech, discrimination, or his rights as an "at-will" worker. Damore filed under a section of the law that deals with protecting statements made by workers' rights activists who have questions about wages and conditions.
  • Atheists Unhappy With White House Bible Study

    08/05/2017 7:28:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/04/2017 | BY: Andrew Kugle
    Atheist groups are unhappy with President Donald Trump for allowing a weekly Bible study to take place in the White House.The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said the Bible study might even be an illegal use of taxpayer funds, the Washington Times reported Thursday."If those officials want privacy, the solution is pretty damn simple: Study the Bible in your private capacity, not in your official capacity and at your government desk," the group said in a statement Thursday. "Do it on your time, not the taxpayers'. In short, get off your knees and get to work."The person behind the Bible...
  • American Farm Bureau jumps into Duarte fight

    07/26/2017 12:02:06 PM PDT · by ptsal · 7 replies
    Wine Industry Insight ^ | JULY 26, 2017 | ZIPPY DUVALL
    [snip] American Farm Bureau Federation,I have closely followed the Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps of Engineers case...Mr. Duarte is facing trial in federal court in California....facing $2.8-million in penalties...
  • Bill O’Reilly promises ‘stunning’ information about his firing by Fox News as litigation likely

    06/12/2017 8:08:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Speaking via Skype with Newsmax TV last week, Bill O’Reilly revealed that he has plans to fight back against those who brought him down. Clearly foreshadowing litigation but claiming that his attorneys have implored him to offer no information, the former dominant personality of the entire cable news industry is not planning to go away quietly. Bill is not going away quietly It is no secret that George Soros-backed Media Matters has long had a campaign against FNC and its dominant personalities. No doubt others helped with the “Get Bill” project. If O’Reilly sues on the basis of tortious...
  • James O’Keefe sued for $1 million over video sting

    06/01/2017 5:47:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    hotair ^ | 06/01/2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    Politico reports that James O’Keefe has been sued for an undercover video sting he released last year: O’Keefe and his organization posted some of the videos online last October, purporting to show efforts by Democrats to provoke violence at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies and events. The recordings led two Democratic operatives, Robert Creamer and Scott Foval, to leave their posts even as they decried O’Keefe’s tactics. In the new civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington Thursday, Creamer, his Strategic Consulting Group and a related firm called Democracy Partners accuse O’Keefe and several colleagues of conspiring to violate...
  • Sen. Murray: “This is a critical moment in our nation’s history”

    05/11/2017 6:16:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    Senator Patty Murray ^ | May 10 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Washington, D.C. – Today, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) called on her colleagues in the Senate to support a special prosecutor to take over the investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia. Sen. Murray has been pushing for an independent investigation for months, but the urgency reached a new level yesterday when President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the person responsible for the investigation.  Excerpts of Sen. Murray’s speech below: “… what happened yesterday was truly shocking, and this is coming from someone who didn’t think that was possible any more with this President. But if anyone was wavering before,...
  • Auto insurance question.

    01/18/2017 1:35:44 PM PST · by LouAvul · 61 replies
    I was involved in an accident this past Sunday where a lady pulled out of a side street onto my lane and panicked and stopped. I was able to swerve and avoid t-boning her driver's side door. I clipped her rear fender and damaged my vehicle. She admitted her fault, the police reported such, etc. I got an email from USAA, my insurance company, and they said the total repair bill is ~$5,500. The email also said they paid the auto repair company $4,500 as my deductible is $1,000. Is this SOP? The accident was the other party's fault. Should...
  • Theranos' Acting GC Faces Challenges, Opportunity

    10/31/2016 8:33:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 6 replies
    the Recorder ^ | October 17, 2016 | David Ruiz, The Recorder
    SAN FRANCISCO — Embattled biotech startup Theranos Inc. has promoted senior litigation counsel David Taylor to acting general counsel. Taylor's already got a full plate. "He's got a mess on his hands," said Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro partner Robert Carey in Phoenix, one of many lawyers suing the blood diagnostics company for alleged consumer fraud. Carey's suit is one of six similar, separate suits consolidated in the Northern District of California. Aside from that litigation surplus, Theranos is being investigated for investor and consumer fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, respectively. The...