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On June 29, 2015 By Sara Hunter June 29, 2015
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has ordered Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services LLC to pay two employees $2.23 million. Why? Because Atlas forced employees Jack Lowe and Dennis Reynolds to take DNA tests in a bid to determine who was continuously defecating in the workplace.
Apparently, a mystery employee [...]Continue Reading →
The popular 1980s sitcom Three’s Company revolves around three single roommates: Janet, Chrissy and Jack. When Janet develops a sudden interest in having a baby, Jack and, Chrissy hold hilarious interviews, looking for a “father” for hire. If this sitcom took place today, Janet, Jack, and Chrissy could forgo the interviews and team [...]Continue Reading →
On October 24, 2013 By Thomas Hayden November 20, 2013
Back in June, the Supreme Court decided Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, 569 U.S. ___, 133 S. Ct. 2107 (2013) (which we previously wrote about here). Myriad was a unanimous decision in which the Court ruled that naturally occurring isolated DNA cannot be patented, but that [...]Continue Reading →
In the Ninth Circuit, Google argues that the Wiretap Act does not prohibit interception of unencrypted wireless transmissions. The Supreme Court unanimously rules in Myriad that isolated DNA is not patentable, while cDNA is. [H/T PatentlyO; SCOTUSBlog] Monsanto keeps farmers who were worried about inadvertent infringement out of court. [...]Continue Reading →
On July 15, 2010 By Emily Beverage July 22, 2010
The story unfolds like a hybrid horror or science fiction film: a serial killer called the Grim Sleeper preys on prostitutes and drug addicts, murdering them and disposing of their bodies in dumpsters and alleyways in a south Los Angeles neighborhood. The deranged man kills at least seven women in the mid-1980’s and then [...]Continue Reading →
Federal Trade Commission opens investigation into whether Apple is using its position in the market to harm competitors.
DNA introduced to bolster thirty-year old murder charges in Atlanta killings.
Vince Young facing issues off the field for misdemeanor assault and involvement in altercation in Dallas Continue Reading →
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York faced a difficult question at the intersection of law and biotechnology last month: can one patent nature? On Monday, March 29, United States District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet said no, and invalidated seven patents related to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, the [...]Continue Reading →
On November 4, 2009 By Casey McLaughlin July 22, 2010
In an effort to protect people’s genetic information from exploitation, President George W. Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) into law on May 21, 2008. The Act forbids insurance providers from denying medical coverage to otherwise healthy people because they have a genetic predisposition to a particular disease, and [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
In yet another Missouri cyber-bullying incident, teenager arrested for threatening website.
TLC claims breach of contract against Jon Gosselin for stopping production of Jon & Kate Plus 8.
New FTC guidelines threaten to fine bloggers who fail to disclose relationships with advertisers.
Federal [...]Continue Reading →
On June 11, 2009 By JETLaw June 11, 2009
Mel Gibson just cannot seem to keep himself out of the news. It was only recently that the media publicized his very messy, and very expensive, divorce from his long-time wife, Robyn. Robyn, whose settlement package could total nearly $500 million thanks to California community property laws, will continue to battle her [...]Continue Reading →
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