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  • California’s New “Right to Die” Signed Into Law

    … California’s New “Right to Die” Signed Into Law As a business and intellectual property lawyer, it may seem strange to see me post about California’s new “right to die” law. However, like many lawyers and scholars, it’s an area that has always interested me, and one I’ve been published on in the past. (Click here for my comparison of U.S…

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  • “Dope!”, IP Rights, and the Beastie Boys

    … differently. (I feel like there aren’t enough lawsuits where the case turns on the word “dope” and what its legal effect is, but that might just be me…) If the jury believed Phillips, it would substantially limit any possible verdict and damages, since the heart of the copyright infringement claim stated that Monster willfully or recklessly violated…

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  • Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkillers

    … The NFL is facing a lawsuit from former NFL players who claim all 32 teams illegally obtained painkillers and pushed them to players to keep them playing through injuries. The lawsuit claims the painkillers were prescribed without any regard for the long-term health risks. The lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Maryland. According…

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  • American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    … legal expenses and provide weekly financial updates in exchange for bondholder support of its request to use cash securing its bond debt in order to continue operations.” American Eagle Energy will continue to operate while restructuring its finances during the chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company recently released quarter end reports on March 31…

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  • Bankruptcy Fraud May Land Florida Couple in Prison

    … Senior U.S. District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp in Palm Beach County, Florida sentenced Dr. Richard S. Krugman and wife Tamara Giordano to one year and one day in prison each after they admitted to bankruptcy fraud by concealing jewelry and other valuables during their bankruptcy proceeding. The judge also ordered them to pay more than $27,000…

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  • Southwest Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Death of Richard Ilczyszyn

    … Kelly Ilczyszyn, the widow of Richard Ilczyszyn, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Southwest Airlines claiming her husband died as a result of the flight crew treating him like an out-of-control passenger instead of a passenger in need of help. According to CBS News, 46-year old Richard Ilczyszyn was on a flight home from a business trip…

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  • After Couple Wins $26 Million Verdict, Yellow Cab Files Bankruptcy

    … Marc Jacobs suffered permanent brain damage when the Yellow Cab he rode in crashed during a high-speed accident 10 years ago. A Cook County jury awarded his family nearly $26 million, but he may never see any of the money, because Yellow Cab filed for bankruptcy protection less than 24 hours after the verdict. Yellow Cab President Mike Levine…

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  • Terror Convict Appeals Judge’s Dismissal of his Child Custody Lawsuit

    … to the Associated Press. Chesser’s attorney, Jason LaFond, claimed the judge who dismissed the lawsuit, “didn’t say whether it was factually or legally frivolous, but it was neither.” According to Chesser’s lawsuit, the FBI and Barbara Chesser, a senior lawyer in the Office of the Attorney General in the District of Columbia, conspired to prevent…

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  • Texas Nurse Nina Pham Files a Lawsuit Over Ebola Catastrophe

    …. The Dallas Morning News, “I wanted to believe that they would have my back and take care of me, but they just haven’t risen to the occasion.” She treated Duncan for 12 to 14 hours a day after he showed signs of Ebola. Pham claims the nurses did not initially wear hazmat suits and simply wore double gloves taped to double gowns, double booties…

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  • Saladworks Files Bankruptcy, But All Stores Will Remain Open

    … Saladworks LLC, a Conshocken, Pennsylvania-based fresh-salad franchise, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The company hopes to restructure and seek a buyer while ending ongoing litigation between the company’s owners. The company said in a release, “Saladworks has determined that the best way to maximize value for its…

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