Daily Archives: October 17, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
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Workers Standing Up for Their Rights on Record Numbers Record numbers of workers are standing up for their rights when it comes to being treated fairly on the job. Through March 2012, employees filed 7,064 lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and youth employment standards for employees in both the private and public sectors. That’s almost the same number of complaints filed in all of 2011, according to a recently released survey. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Partial John List Released for Maine Zumba Hooker

Police have released 21 names from a list of over a hundred clients of a Maine woman who was allegedly running a prostitution business out of her Zumba studio. According to attorneys, the list includes local doctors, attorneys and mayors who visited Alexis Wright’s dance studio in Kennebunk to indulge in the horizontal polka. Since the town is next to presidential vacation spot Kennebunkport, attorneys made sure to clarify that no members of the Bush family were included on the john …

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Trailblazing Medical Marijuana Cooperative Confronts Uncertain Future

This is part three of a three-part series: Part one: US Attorneys Turn to Intimidation in a War on Medical Marijuana Part two: Feds and Local Cops Conspire to Put Medical Marijuana Sales Out on the Streets   In its heyday, the Vapor Room Cooperative was the envy of San Francisco’s medical marijuana community. Located on the ground floor of a majestic Victorian mansion in Lower Haight, the Vapor Room was one of the few dispensaries in the city that …

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Drug Compounder Poisons Hundreds with Deadly Fungal Meningitis

As a national public health crisis develops across the country due to an outbreak of fungal meningitis, lawyers in Minnesota have filed a class action against the company that compounded, or mixed, the steroid medication that has sickened 214 and killed 15 people. Barbe Puro of Minneapolis received an injection  on Sept. 17 of methylprednisolone acetate made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). She later developed headaches and nausea; then the Minnesota Department of Health called and told her she’d …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Sarah Palin’s Hacker Turned Down by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 1 declined to review the felony criminal conviction of the son of a Democratic Tennessee state legislator who hacked into the email account of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and posted her emails and login information on the Internet. David Kernell served a year and a day in federal prison in Kentucky and is currently on probation. Kernell’s case was “honored” on Oct. 3 as the biggest controversy in the history of …

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