Monthly Archives: August 2010


Posted 4 years ago in Animal Law by Arthur Buono  
Lax Laws on Exotic Pets Endanger Humans, Animals

No, you may not have a python for your birthday. Ohio is just one state overrun by exotic animals. Seems people are dying to have them, and that’s no laughing matter. It has set animal collectors and animal welfare advocates at each other’s throats, and left state lawmakers with egg on their faces.   Ohio collector’s pet black bear kills handler during feeding Pet python suffocates Florida toddler Exotic and invasive nonnative species pose major problems for health and environment …

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Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Arthur Buono  
Me No Like: Facebook Sued for Letting Tykes Like

Facebook illegally profits from children who "like" ads on the social networking site. So says a class action lawsuit alleging Facebook misappropriates the names and likenesses of kids when they like products and services advertised there. The lawsuit also gives a glimpse at how Facebook’s "like" feature adds economic value to its franchise.   Facebook’s "like" feature lets users – including minors – endorse products and services California law prohibits use of a child’s name or likeness without parental consent …

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Posted 4 years ago in Consumer Law by Jennifer King  
Shop Smart: Think Twice Before Buying Medicine from Your Pet’s Veterinarian

Update: The Food & Drug Administration has issued a consumer update for those who want to purchase pet medicines online. The FDA cautions against using online pharmacies that offer to evaluate your pet from afar and sell drugs without a prescription. And the FDA reiterates the recommendation that you only purchase medicine online from Vet-VIPPS accredited pharmacies. Original: I’m an animal lover, and have always owned pets. Part of the commitment I’ve made is to ensure my animals receive all …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government by Arthur Buono  
Back to School: The “Race” for Class President

A Mississippi school district has changed a 30-year-old racial policy on student elections. This year, a student won’t have to be African-American to run for class reporter. And a student won’t have to be white to run for class president.   Student election rule designed to give equal chance to black, white kids Mother of mixed-race children objected to the rules As mixed-race population increases, what happens to black/white distinctions?   Separate Elections for Blacks, Whites Halted The rules were …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Arthur Buono  
Paris Hilton Claims Illegal Search in Cocaine Bust

Paris Hilton got busted Friday for cocaine possession in Las Vegas. Today her lawyer meets with the district attorney in an attempt to persuade him not to file charges. Her lawyer says the amount of cocaine was negligible, and it was found in a purse not belonging to her. We’re most interested in his claim police searched Paris Hilton illegally.   Paris Hilton detained, searched when driver stopped on drug suspicion Exceptions to warrant requirement permit stops, arrests in certain …

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