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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

    … “Dope!”, IP Rights, and the Beastie Boys Earlier this year, the hip-hop group Beastie Boys won a jury verdict against Monster Energy Company for a staggering $1.7 million. On top of that, they managed to score a cool $668,000 in attorneys’ fees. So what lead to one of the most venerable groups in the ’80s rap game to take on an energy drink…

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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

    …, and was forced to enter a 30-day grace period. American Eagle Energy listed assets of $22 million and liabilities of $215 million in its bankruptcy petition. According to a Wall Street Journal article by Stephanie Gleason and Patrick Fitzgerald, “The company has struck an agreement with bondholders whereby American Eagle will cover the group’s…

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  • Bankruptcy Fraud May Land Florida Couple in Prison

    … million in debts and only $13,000 in assets. The bankruptcy courts would later contend those claims after an investigation. The couple later admitted to hiding various assets including a Presidential Rolex watch, diamond rings, earrings, silver, china, crystal and two George Rodrigue “Blue Dog” lithographs. According to a Sun-Sentinel article…

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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

    … Zachary Chesser, a Muslim convert from Virginia, filed a lawsuit against the FBI and his mother claiming they violated his parental rights. After Chesser’s initial lawsuit was dismissed as frivolous, his lawyer recently appealed the judgment and urged a federal appeals court to revive Chesser’s child custody rights on March 26, 2015, according…

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  • Texas Nurse Nina Pham Files a Lawsuit Over Ebola Catastrophe

    …, and insomnia. She believes it might be a result of taking experimental drugs used to combat the virus. She is seeking unspecified damages for physical pain and mental anguish, medical expenses and loss of future earnings. The post Texas Nurse Nina Pham Files a Lawsuit Over Ebola Catastrophe appeared first on AmeriTrust Law Group. …

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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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