Daily Archives: November 7, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment Video by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

Obesity Now Considered a Workplace Disability When the Americans with Disabilities Act was originally created, obesity was considered a disability only when due to an underlying physiological disorder such as diabetes. Today, any type of obesity is considered a disability, meaning obese employees have new rights in the workplace and cannot be discriminated against because of their weight. Find Out More…   Can You Badmouth Your Boss Online? [Video] You have the right to call your employer names on Facebook, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Man Awarded $3.86 Million for Frightening Fall from Hot Air Balloon

A 72-year-old man apparently thought it would be a fun idea to take a hot air balloon ride at the 2009 annual Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico. After signing a waiver that said he would not hold the pilot responsible if she was negligent, Thomas Hurd climbed into the balloon’s gondola. But soon after, the ride turned into a harrowing event. The balloon dropped in height, then struck a tent on the edge of the fiesta field. Hurd fell out …

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Posted 1 year ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
LGBT Marriage Comes to Maine, Maryland

Voters in Maine and Maryland yesterday approved ballot measures that will bring same-sex marriage to the states, the first time in history the issue has won a popular vote. The result of a third such ballot question in Washington state is still pending. In Minnesota, voters rejected a ballot measure that would have written a ban on gay marriage into the state constitution, though the practice remains illegal under state law. Maine had previously passed a law sanctioning LGBT marriage, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Government Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Colorado, Washington & Massachusetts Vote For Marijuana

Voters in Colorado and Washington threw down the gauntlet before the federal government Tuesday, legalizing marijuana for recreational use in defiance of federal law. Though a similar measure failed in Oregon, marijuana reform advocates scored additional victories in Massachusetts, which became the 18th state to legalize medical marijuana, and in the cities of Detroit and Grand Rapids, which decriminalized personal possession. The Colorado and Washington referendums promise to usher in a new era of marijuana law, allowing the drug to …

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Posted 1 year ago in Insurance Law Real Estate by Michele Bowman  
New York Lawyers Rally to Help Sandy Victims

When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast of the United States on Oct. 29, it didn’t take lawyers in New York long to organize a way to help victims of the superstorm with an expanding range of legal issues. Bar associations in the state as well as some of the biggest law firms in New York are recruiting attorneys to offer pro bono legal assistance to New Yorkers whose lives and property were devastated by the storm – the second …

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