Last year, we posted a couple of items about outages in Verizon’s 911 call completion systems, and investigations by the FCC and the Maryland PSC. We thought now would be a good time for an update on those investigations.
February is Black History Month. I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate a post or two a week on the topic. A sensible place to start seemed to be with a discussion of how Black History Month came to be.
Last week, my post was about retaliation, and how employers can be liable and how they can defend themselves. As luck would have it, two recent court decisions illustrate beyond my wildest imagination how important this issue can be.
Counsel for insurance companies often begin an Examination Under Oath (EUO) by informing the insured that they have a contractual obligation to give an EUO and that it is only necessary so that the insurance company can make an informed decision about the claim.
Recent sharply-worded accusations that the FDIC had failed to preserve documents attracted quite a bit of media attention. For example, a January 27, 2012 Wall Street Journal article reported the charges of counsel for two former IndyMac bank executives, repeating counsel’s remarks accusing the agency of a “stunning display of incompetence” for failing to preserve documents.
DC Comics, owner of registered copyrights in the Batman comic book character, sued Mark Towle, dba Gotham Garage, for copyright infringement for reproducing and distributing unauthorized and counterfeit Batmobile vehicles. Judge Ronald S.W. Lew, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, recently denied defendant Towle’s motion to dismiss DC Comics’ copyright claim.
In a letter dated February 1, 2012 to the parties, Judge Rudolph Randa stated that the SEC’s Brief responding to certain questions the Court had raised regarding the language of the proposed settlement with Koss Corporation (“Koss”) and Michael Koss “largely satisfies the Court’s concerns.”
Did you know that switching the focus from treating chronic illnesses to preventing the diseases will not only improve the health of individuals and families all over the country, but will also rein in health care costs and strengthen the economy? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is applying this logic in its fight to lower the rate of preventable chronic illnesses, produce real savings in the health care sector, and recover lost economic activity at the local, state, and national levels.
Heather Peters Wins $9,867 from Honda On Claims Her Civic Hybrid Ain’t Getting Promised Mileage Results
Congratulations Heather Peters. You took on one of the largest automobile companies in the country and won! The facts are simple. Honda promises its Civic Hybrid will get 50 miles per gallon. Ms. Peters (and 200,000 others) believe them. But they don’t get 50 miles per gallon. In fact, they don’t get anything near 50 miles per gallon.