Daily Archives: October 29, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Insurance Law Real Estate by Aaron Kase  
Getting Help for Hurricane Sandy Destruction

Hurricane Sandy is putting a beatdown on the North Atlantic states today, with flooding and wind damage already occurring in some areas and the storm expected to intensify into the evening. Some 60 million people live in the hurricane’s path, while New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and other cities have all but shut down for the duration of the storm. Homeowners and renters hopefully have already hunkered down with enough food, water and emergency supplies to ride out the storm …

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Justice Antonin Scalia Becomes a Victim of ‘Parking Wars’

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is known as a combative jurist, with a reputation for issuing outspoken opinions and scathing dissents from the bench. On a recent trip to Philadelphia, however, the 26-year veteran of the country’s highest court found there was one foe he couldn’t take on: The city’s notoriously strict parking authority, the PPA. While Scalia was speaking to the local Federalist Society at a swank downtown club, two Supreme Court vehicles were ticketed for parking in a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Starbucks Sued by Baristas, Managers over Tip-Sharing

That little plexiglass box you throw your change in after you pay for your latte is causing a big ruckus. In two separate class action suits, baristas and managers are fighting over the tip jar, and they now have to wait and see what the New York Court of Appeals has to say about who gets the change – which could add up to a lot of money. Should Starbucks baristas have to share their tips with their shift supervisors, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Can Marijuana Lift Colorado Out of the Recession?

Colorado raked in $5 million in tax revenue in 2011 from medical marijuana businesses, and its cities collected hundreds of thousands more from the budding industry. With Colorado voters poised to legalize marijuana for recreational use this November, their tax coffers could be facing an avalanche of new funds currently being lost to the black market. But tax revenues aren’t the only potential economic benefit hinging on legal weed. If voters pass Amendment 64, which would legalize marijuana and regulate …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Real Ex-Wife of Beverly Hills to Pay $4 Million for Spying on Children

A real – not reality show – ex-wife of a Beverly Hills billionaire has been ordered by a jury to pay $4 million for spying on her ex’s three children and personal assistant. Jacqueline Colburn, who was 38 when she married 85-year-old billionaire philanthropist Richard Colburn, was accused of wiretapping hundreds of private calls by her husband and his three children in order to get a leg up in her divorce. The couple was divorced in 2002 and Richard died …

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