South Carolina is one of the most conservative places in America. Most of the people don’t vote but the ones that do are Republicans. They hate ObamaCare despite not knowing what is in the law. I ran across an interesting website that shows current protections against insurance abuse. South Carolina was the worst.
A bank that required a commercial customer to answer “challenge questions” for virtually all online payments and that did not implement other common security measures failed to provide a commercially reasonable level of security, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled this week.
Court Orders Production of Five Years of Content from Facebook, MySpace for Opposing Counsel’s Review
In this personal injury and product liability case, the court granted (in part) Defendant’s motion to compel production of the contents of Plaintiff’s Facebook and MySpace accounts from April 2007 through the present and ordered that the contents be uploaded to an external storage device and produced to defense counsel for review and identification of “discoverable” materials.
Last week, I posted about five ADA reasonable accommodations that employers never dreamed they would have to make. This week is the happy antithesis to that — five ADA accommodations that an employer almost never has to make. As with last week’s post, every one of these is 100% guaranteed true.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) officially launched the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) on June 25th, 2012, by hosting a conference call with CFPB Director Richard Cordray and Associate Director of Consumer Education and Engagement Gail Hillebrand. The OFE, which is a part of the Division of Consumer Education and Engagement, is tasked with coordinating with agencies to focus on providing safe affordable access to financial products and services to low-income populations.
The Supreme Court surprised a lot of people last month when it upheld the President’s healthcare law. Almost no one knew what the justices would decide. Not President Obama. Not the parties in the case. Even the odds-makers at InTrade.com guessed wrong — they put the chances of reversal at around 70 percent.
I recently watched PBS American Masters documentary Harper Lee: Hey, Boo. If you can spare an hour and 25 minutes, I urge you to watch it. If you want to get a preview watch this short segment from the documentary about Scout. I can’t remember when I first read Harper Lee’s book To Kill a Mockingbird. I think I read it after I saw the movie. I do remember purchasing and reading Clarence Darrow’s autobiography: The Story of My Life for $1.95. As you can see below, I still have the book.
As some of you may have noticed, one my esteemed colleagues, Jonathan Applebaum, recently wrote an entertaining and informative post regarding Major League Baseball Player Bryce Harper’s efforts to trademark the phrase, “That’s a clown question, bro.” This was just the most recent example of so called catch phrase trademarks where people have tried to harness the publicity of clever or witty public commentary in an effort to sell merchandise.
Lobbyists for some of the world’s biggest multinational corporations met in Washington D.C. last week to steer members of the Foreign Relations Committee to vote in their favor on the Law of the Sea Treaty. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), as it is formally known, sets rules for the use of marine natural resources.
Anthony Davis is a well-known college basketball player who completed his freshman season in 2012 playing for the University of Kentucky Wildcats and thereafter declared his eligibility for the 2012 NBA draft. Most people agree that Davis will be the number one overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. He is known for being a highly skilled power forward, and for his distinctive unibrow.