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2008-09-23 00:00:18

By LWUSA Staff A labor union may be held liable for punitive damages due to privacy violations under the Driver's Privacy Protection Act - and U.S. District Courts have discretion to award additional damages where a defendant repeatedly discloses the personal information it improperly obtained, the 3rd Circuit has ruled. A group of plaintiffs filed suit against the union, alleging violations of the Act. The union had launched an organizing campaign targeting an industrial laundry...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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