The Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is a federal law which bars interstate recognition of marriage between same sex couples.
This month, California State Senator Fran Pavel introduced significant amendments to her bill to regulate hydraulic fracking activities (SB 4), including a ban on fracking until completion of a study on its impacts and a permit requirement specific to fracking activities.
The recent termination of an employee (Adria Richards) after she tweeted her displeasure at off-color jokes told by certain fellow attendees at an industry conference she attended on behalf of her employer has resulted in a lot of good discussion (see here and here for examples) about the increasing intertwining of social media and employment legal issues.
New Hampshire law applies a hybrid design-defect standard that imposes liability for harm caused by a drug product if the drug product, in light of the manufacturer’s warning on the label, is unreasonably dangerous.
Most injured workers who call my office are fed up with delays in getting decent medical care or getting compensation checks from the workers’ compensation adjuster.
The debtor has a taste for the finer things in life, and we suspect that among his most valuable assets is an extensive (and expensive) collection of fine wine. But how much the collection is worth and where it’s located remain unknown.
Allegedly Abused Prisoner Wins Unanimous Supreme Court Tort Case (Was It All Justice Alito’s Doing?)
Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously held in Millbrook v. United States that 28 U.S.C. § 2680(h) — the statute that permits lawsuits against “investigative or law enforcement officers of the United States Government” for claims arising “out of assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, abuse of process, or malicious prosecution” — means just what it says, reversing nearly thirty years of law in the Third Circuit.
Does your law firm occasionally do breakfast presentations for clients and/or potential clients? If you want them to show up, you must present a timely topic, but I believe there is more to it than that. Let me share a great example.
Anybody remember what these are? These are the basic forms used for diagramming the parts of speech in a sentence.
As the most dramatic evens from the financial crisis recede into the past, there is an urge to consign the downturn to the pages of history, but the banking crisis in Cyprus earlier this week, along with persistent unemployment in this country and elsewhere, show that, as much as we would all like to turn the page, the credit crisis still is not yet in the past.