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In April 2013 the US Justice Department joined a whistleblower action against Lance Armstrong in the District Court of Washington, D.C. The lawsuit alleges that by using performance enhancing drugs to climb to the pinnacle of cycling Armstrong violated his contract with the U.S. Postal Service – his title sponsor during six of his seven [...]

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Soap Wars

On February 11, 2014 By Chastity Bobo

When ABC Super Soap Weekend 2008 turned out to be the last, soap fans never dreamed it was a glimpse into a future without their favorite shows. For over 40 years, America tuned in every weekday to visit the residents of Pine Valley and Llanview. Stars such as Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson recorded their [...]

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Already reeling from yet another season of poor on-field performance and a free-agency push characterized by one analyst as “barely even trying,” the New York Mets’ front office received even worse news on Friday when its ownership was revealed as the subject of a $1 billion suit by the defrauded investors of Bernard Madoff. Irving [...]

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Back in October 2007, Activision Blizzard, Inc., a leading international developer, publisher, and distributor of interactive games, released its third version of popular video game Guitar Hero(R), titled, Guitar Hero(R) III: Legends of Rock(TM) (“GH III“). The game (featuring hits from legendary artists such Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, and Pearl Jam) was immediately a Continue Reading

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 [...]

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The End of Scientology?

On November 3, 2009 By Kate Kliebert

A French court last Tuesday convicted the Church of Scientology and six of its leaders of organized fraud. The church intends to appeal, labeling the judgment a “modern inquisition” and a threat to freedom of religion in France. A former Scientology official testified against the church, calling it “a church built [...]

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Legal Secretary Should Probably Quit Her Day Job

On September 10, 2009 By Abbey Morrow

A legal secretary at Saul Ewing in Washington, D.C., found herself in hot water with the law after her employer discovered she was using a law firm corporate credit card to finance an exotic dancing enterprise called “Show N Tell Entertainment,” a service that provides male exotic performers to female clientele. Jariette Richie, [...]

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Become a New Parent . . . Online!

On March 11, 2009 By JETLaw

One of the biggest “challenge[s] for prospective adoptive parents in a private placement adoption is . . . finding birth parents willing to place their child for adoption.” For this reason, many adoption service agencies and attorneys encourage adoption-seekers and birth mothers to advertise their “resumes” in order to speed up the adoption [...]

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Ticketmaster settled with the state of New Jersey to resolve more than 2,000 complaints over the company’s mishandling of ticket sales to see Bruce Springsteen concerts, the New Jersey attorney general’s office said on Monday. According to Attorney General Anna Milgram, Ticketmaster has not admitted wrongdoing but has agreed to pay [...]

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