Monthly Archives: April 2012


Posted 2 years ago in Litigation by Larry Bodine  
Prince Hit With $4M in a Stink over Perfume

A New York trial judge ordered Prince to pay nearly $4 million to Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics because the singer failed to promote the company’s 3121 fragrance. Prince released an album title 3121 that hit No. 1 in the Billboard 200 rankings. The year was 2006, when Prince agreed to promote the women’s perfume in concerts, TV appearances and store promotions. Over the years, the promises kept coming but The Purple One never delivered, according to the judge. Prince agreed …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Pending Law Will Ban Employer Facebook Password Queries

The Maryland legislature this month passed a law banning employers from asking employees or applicants to disclose their Facebook passwords, in response to consumer outrage over a practice that appeared to be spreading nationwide. Maryland Department of Public Safety had been asking for social media passwords from applicants If signed by governor, law to become active in October Asking for passwords could violate existing laws and expose employers to discrimination liability   Stinging Backlash The Maryland law comes in response …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Andrew Holland  
VIDEO: How to Fight a Wrongful Foreclosure

“You cannot rely on the lender to do the right thing” in a home foreclosure, warns Los Angeles attorney Ros Ostrin. When it comes to fighting a lender, you should “Get help early, because that’s the best way for you to get the best result.” Because of “even if you’ve made all of your payments. How Can This Happen? Mistakes occur because mortgage companies do not have real people looking over the loans, according to Ostrin.Your mortgage may have also …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Courtney Sherwood  
Hundreds Killed or Injured in Police Custody Each Year

  A recent rash of highly publicized deaths is shining a light on the risks of being killed or injured while in the custody of police. In the past month, a California man died after police hit him with batons when he ran away and resisted arrest for speeding, a Missouri woman died after blood clots formed in her legs when she was arrested for refusing to leave a hospital emergency room, and a naked Florida man acting strangely – …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
$27 Million Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds for Cancer Victim

A Florida man was awarded $27 million in compensatory and punitive damages against tobacco company R.J. Reynolds last month after doctors told him that 44 years of smoking caused his lung cancer. Plaintiff had lung removed due to cigarette addiction Thousands of lawsuits pending against big tobacco companies First payouts by big tobacco expected to be made today   Addictive Habits Emmon Smith, a minister in Mariana, Florida, started smoking when he was a 13-year-old boy in 1944. Despite numerous …

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