Daily Archives: October 19, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Larry Bodine  
Exposing the Lie of Tort Reform

Originally published on the Huffington Post When Naython Watts turns six on Nov. 1, he won’t realize that it’s his birthday. He suffered disabling brain injuries because of botched medical care by not one — but two doctors — just before he was born. As a result his mother, who is a single parent, will have to care for him during his 50-year life expectancy. A little blond child with a beatific smile, Naython makes sounds but can’t talk. The …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Voting and the Workplace — What You Need To Know

Did you know there was an election coming up Nov. 6, between Whatshisface and Whosit, running against him? Discussion about the presidential contest has dominated the media for months, but one place to be wary about delving into politics is in the workplace. Political speech is free speech, but Susan Schoenfeld, senior legal editor for Business & Legal Resources, explains what employers should be aware of regarding communication with employees and enforcement of policies related to political activity. Speaking of …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Court Says No Privacy in Yahoo! Emails

If you thought your Gmail or Yahoo! mail accounts were safe from prying eyes, think again. The illusion of privacy in cyberspace took yet another hit on Oct. 10 when the South Carolina Supreme Court declared, in effect, that reading someone else’s Yahoo! emails doesn’t violate federal law. The Stored Communications Act is an archaic 1986 federal law that courts are still trying to apply to technologies that were never even imagined when the law was drafted. Judges are forced …

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Posted 2 years ago in Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Netflix Gets an Earful and Settles Suit with Deaf Viewers

The Americans with Disabilities Act has come to the rescue of hearing-impaired movie lovers who can’t watch all their favorites online because some titles lack closed-captioning. On Oct. 11, Netflix Inc. settled a class action brought by deaf viewer Lee Nettles and two groups representing deaf and hearing-impaired people who had sued the company under the ADA. Under a consent order entered in federal court in Massachusetts, Netflix agreed to provide 100 percent of its video-streamed content with closed captions …

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Posted 2 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Aaron Kase  
Non-Fathers Tricked into Paying Child Support Can Sue in Tenn.

A Tennessee man who was tricked into paying child support by his ex-wife for a son that wasn’t his will be able to recover the money he gave to the mother, the state Supreme Court ruled this month. Chadwick Craig sued his ex, Tina Marie Hodge, in 2008 for $25,000 in child support and healthcare-related payments he had made for her son Kyle, along with other damages. For 15 years, Craig believed that he was Kyle’s father, only to learn …

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