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2014-07-10 16:21:42

Nation's leading expert on constitutional law sees strong reasons for reversal that could signal the end of long-stalled Cape Wind project BOSTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe has agreed to represent the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound in its appeal of a federal court decision, which dismissed a multi-party challenge of Cape Wind's high priced contract with NSTAR. Professor Tribe is a University Professor at Harvard and a...

2014-07-02 16:23:33

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

2014-06-30 12:32:18

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer called the ruling today in Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell (formerly Sebelius) and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores "a victory for all Americans whose faith and conscience rights must be respected in business, in the public arena as well as in houses of worship." The president of American Values made the following statement: "For the third time in less than two weeks, the Supreme Court...

2014-06-27 23:03:20

The recent High Court decision is expected to stop Medtronic, Inc. from attempting to cite the legal notion of preemption in litigation. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has long been dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who have been injured by medical devices, comments on a Supreme Court decision that may put an end to the efforts of medical device maker, Medtronic, Inc. concerning the legal notion of preemption. Medtronic...

2014-06-26 23:04:30

Kyle McClamma Files McClamma v. Remon to Challenge whether a Probation Officer Can Interpret a Supervised Release Condition Forbidding Contact With Minors as Meaning He Must Vacate His Own Home Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 According to this Supreme Court petition, supervised release conditions are often listed on a "check the box" form where a judge can tick off the conditions applicable to an offense. However, when such a check box item becomes artfully interpreted by...

2014-06-25 23:02:54

The move leaves uninterrupted a federal appeals court decision, enabling the action to proceed. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has long been dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who have been injured during medical procedures and by medical devices, comments on a lawsuit brought by a man who became a paraplegic following surgery in which pain medication was infused into his spine. Medtronic Inc. is accused of...

Aereo Streaming Service Loses To TV Broadcasters In Court Ruling
2014-06-25 12:42:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what is being called a major victory for television broadcasters, the Supreme Court ruled against the video-streaming service Aereo, 6-to-3. The company has been using tiny antennas, a modern take on old-fashioned “rabbit ears,” to stream broadcast television to its subscribers over the Internet. The court ruled that this practice constituted a public performance of copyrighted material – which goes against US regulations....

2014-06-20 23:01:09

Lawyers for both sides in a case under consideration by the United States Supreme Court have cited a book by a professor at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Professor Daryl Lim’s book, Patent Misuse and Antitrust: Empirical, Doctrinal and Policy Perspectives, has been used in briefs about a dispute over royalties from a superhero toy. (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Lawyers for both sides in a case under consideration by the United States Supreme Court have cited a book by a professor at...

2014-06-12 23:01:13

The High Court continues to refuse review of petitions challenging individual tobacco damages verdicts, doing so with no comment and no noted dissents. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 National law firm Parker Waichman comments on a Supreme Court denial of 10 recently brought petitions that sought to challenge tobacco damages verdicts. The 10 petitions totaled more than $64 million and represent part of an ongoing legal fight that continues between Florida smokers, or their...

2014-05-27 23:01:09

Medtronic is attempting to rely on the legal concept of preemption, which has been used by a number of medical device makers when arguing liability lawsuits filed over U.S. Food and Drug Administration- (FDA) approved devices. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 A key issue in this case involves “failure-to-warn” claims that may be preempted by federal oversight of high-risk medical devices. Following the high court’s October request that it provide an opinion in a dispute...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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