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A Sweet Deal for Consumers?

On September 29, 2014 By Jacqueline Meyers

Last week, three of the nation’s largest soft drink companies committed themselves to the fight against obesity. Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper have been facing political pressure for over a decade to join in the nationwide effort to reduce calorie consumption. In the past few years, we have seen [...]

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Sometimes, art imitating life yields some strange results. In 1981, (animated) newspaperman J. Jonah Jameson ran the headline, “threat or menace” when discussing the masked Spider-Man in New York City’s (fictitious) Daily Bugle. Today, such a headline would not seem out of place on recent covers of the New York Post.

Between “Spidey’s” [...]

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Bitcoin Education Day on Capitol Hill

On September 5, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

The newly-enacted Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC), a bitcoin lobbying group, brought more than thirty professionals from the bitcoin industry to Capitol Hill on August 29 in an effort to spread awareness about the digital currency.

The CDC’s goal is to provide information to lawmakers and the general public about the bitcoin technology in [...]

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It’s a question of such philosophical magnitude that only Kramer could have asked it: is there anything wrong with saying, “not that there’s anything wrong with that?”

According to Kenny Kramer, the inspiration for Seinfeld’s famous Cosmo Kramer, the answer is “yes.” So much so, that he launched a $1 million defamation [...]

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Debit, Credit, or Bitcoin?

On February 6, 2014 By Lizzie Maratea

Will that be debit, credit, or bitcoin? Could bitcoin become that ubiquitous? Those wily Winklevoss twins and the rest of the Bitcoin community have been working to remove the stigma of illegitimacy from the virtual currency, but they want to do so without any additional “draconian” regulation that might interfere with its [...]

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“Purse”onal Jurisdiction

On August 12, 2010 By Emily Larish

If you find a great price on a designer handbag through a discount website, be wary – rather than saving a few hundred dollars on the real thing, you might be buying a knockoff for a lot more than it’s worth. At least that was the case with Chloé bags sold by Queen Bee of [...]

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Scalping No Longer Sketchy

On May 25, 2010 By Anne Goodwyn

New York is one of the few states where ticket scalping is perfectly legal, or at least was legal until this month. As the state that boasts Broadway, Madison Square Garden, and 30 Rockefeller Plaza, among countless other entertainment venues, New York is the perfect laboratory for this controversial approach to ticket sales.

For many [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 19, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Doctor charged in connection with Michael Jackson’s death, Conrad Murray, refuses to negotiate a plea; legal team begins developing defense strategy.

Rapper Jay-Z sues David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox over name of Dominican nightclub.

Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010 makes it a crime [...]

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Innocent (and Armed) Until Proven Guilty

On January 12, 2009 By JETLaw

We require convicted child pornographers to register with the government, stay away from schools, and live in certain mandated areas. But according to a magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York, requiring defendants indicted on child pornography charges to wear electronic-monitoring devices and observe mandatory curfews is a violation of their due [...]

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