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On October 24, 2013 By Thomas Hayden
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 →
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
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
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 →
On July 23, 2008 By JETLaw
In 1976, Ollie George, a 19-year-old college student drove her brother’s car on a routine shopping trip. After shopping, Ollie could not start the car. She phoned her family, but by the time her family arrived atto the shopping center, Ollie was gone. Two days later, Ollie’s body was found in a rural area of [...]Continue Reading →
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