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  • Marijuana Wars: Yurok Tribe Battles To Reclaim Its Lands

      The Los Angeles Times reports that with the assistance of federal and state agencies, the Yurok Tribe in California is taking the offensive in a battle to drive renegade marijuana growers off the Tribe’s native lands. For years, illegal marijuana growers with out-of-sta...

    12 readers - Native American Legal Update
  • Georgia Firefighter's Workers' Compensation Case Smothered by Georgia Court of Appeals

    Bader Law Firm | Noah Bader A firefighter who injured her knee while standing up at her desk suffered an "idiopathic" injury that was not compensable, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in a split decision. Pamela Chambers worked as a firefighter/EMT for Monroe County. O...

    8 readers - Atlanta Workers Compensation Law
    • Pepsi Gets Grip on MLB All-Star Extravaganza

      How cool is it to have the MLB All-Star Game and related events, right here in Minneapolis? Very. As the advertisement shows, Pepsi is playing a large role in the event, as the “Official Soft Drink” of the MLB All-Star Game....
      6 readers - Steve Baird/ DuetsBlog
    • Update: Ikea Voids the Warranty on its Demand Letter

      A few weeks back, we discussed IKEA’s claim of trademark infringement against the popular website, IKEAhackers.net, and the resulting online backlash. In what’s become an increasingly common result, IKEA has reportedly backe...
      6 readers - DuetsBlog

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    • SHARKNADO Trademark: Toothless Wonder?

      … In case you missed SHARKNADO last year, fear not, the sequel SHARKNADO 2 — The Second One, is taking the country by storm, and it is reportedly even better than the first SHARKNADO film. Not having seen either, I’m not sure whether that’s saying much. What is even harder to avoid seeing, however, is all the media attention and publicity…

      5 readers - Steve Baird/ DuetsBlog
    • It's About Time

      … Recent Oregon Supreme Court Case Brings Some Needed Clarity to the Statute of Limitations for Oregon Construction Defect Claims. How long does an owner or community association have to bring claims for negligent construction in Oregon?  The answer, surprisingly, remains unsettled. But the Oregon Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year…

      2 readers - Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog
    • Modest Reflections on the State of Delaware Litigation

      … Authored By Edward Mcnally This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | July 30, 2014 Delaware’s courts are going through a period of rapid change. While it is too early to decide whether those changes are for the better, some preliminary comments are possible. In general, the recent events are a cause…

      2 readers - Delaware Business Litigation Report
    • Study Supports FDA Warning About Power Morcellator

      … Can power morcellation cause cancer to spread? The power morcellator, a surgical device used to mince large masses of tissue inside the body so the material can be extracted through small incisions, has been the center of debate since the Food and Drug Administration discouraged its use in April. A study by doctors at Columbia University…

      11 readers - Searcy Mass Torts
    • Real Estate Disclosures - Murder/Suicide Not a Defect

      …  Last Monday, July 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court entered what should be the final opinion with respect to whether a home seller in Pennsylvania needs to disclose that a murder/suicide took place in the home.  I had posted two previous blog articles, one on February 28, 2012, entitled “What Do You Mean My House Is Haunted”, and a second…

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    • New rules for reverse mortgages

      … The federal government has tightened the rules for reverse mortgages, making it harder for some seniors to get these types of mortgages and reducing the amount of a home’s value that can be tapped. Reverse mortgages allow elders who are house-rich but cash-poor to use their housing equity. Homeowners who are at least 62 years old can obtain…

      5 readers - Simmons & Schiavo, Attorneys At Law
    • Employer's Obligations To Injured Workers Can Change With The Times

      …                                  A recent Georgia Court of Appeals decision has blazed a trail that may aid injured worker’s in their recovery by giving them access to workers’ compensation benefits (i.e. medical services and/or treatment) not available on the date of the accident. In the matter of Ward v. Pre-Engineer Systems, John Ward…

      2 readers - Atlanta Workers Compensation Law
    • Chancery Court Dismisses Revlon and Quasi-Appraisal Claim

      … Authored By Lewis Lazarus This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | July 23, 2014 The Delaware courts apply a high standard of review in sale transactions where a plaintiff pleads a conflict of interest. Where a board sells to a third party and the plaintiff pleads no conflict of interest, however…

    • This Little Piggy Went to the Trademark Office…

      …, the University did not contest the Examiner’s conclusion that the mark failed to function as a mark. Instead, the University submitted a new specimen and a number of news articles showing how long individuals had been doing “Hog Call” chants as evidence of acquired distinctiveness. The University described the new specimen as follows: a video…

      2 readers - DuetsBlog
    • Marijuana Wars: Yurok Tribe Battles To Reclaim Its Lands

      …   The Los Angeles Times reports that with the assistance of federal and state agencies, the Yurok Tribe in California is taking the offensive in a battle to drive renegade marijuana growers off the Tribe’s native lands. For years, illegal marijuana growers with out-of-state license plates came to the upper reaches of the Yurok Indian…

      12 readers - Native American Legal Update
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