Daily Archives: November 20, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Florida Cops Bust Up Dangerous Tavern Poker League

In October, state alcohol agents, assisted by local police in full riot gear, pointing their weapons, raided a bar in Largo, Fla., to shut down the latest gathering of the venerable Nutz Poker League, even though its players do not wager. (They meet at bars and restaurants, where management gives winners token gifts in exchange for the increased business.) A prosecutor told the Tampa Bay Times that Florida law defines illegal “gambling” as any game that permits players to win …

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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Consumer Law by Aaron Kase  
Papa Johns Sued for $250 Million for Spamming Cell Phones

Papa John’s Pizza is facing a $250 million class action lawsuit for spamming its customers’ cell phones with text message advertisements. The suit alleges that the popular pizza chain violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 by sending out half a million unauthorized messages in 2010 to pizza lovers in Washington and other states. Some customers said they were spammed by over a dozen messages in a row, sometimes in the middle of the night. The TCPA specifically bans …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Federal Court To Rule on Arizona Abortion Ban

A controversial Arizona law that would ban most most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy will be ruled on by a panel of federal judges. Arguments over the law were heard this month by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Opponents of the law argue that it is in clear opposition to the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which ordered that women cannot be banned from getting an abortion until the fetus is …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
64-year-old City Engineer Alleges Age Discrimination

An engineer hired by the city of Cohasset outside Boston is stirring up an already-shaken political beehive with an age discrimination suit. Mark Brennan, 64 years old, lost his job to a much younger man and is fighting to return to work by filing a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. When a new town manager cleaned house after being hired in 2011, he rescinded the contract Brennan had signed with the former town manager. Brennan claims he was …

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