Daily Archives: December 7, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues Government by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court To Hear Two Gay Marriage Cases

The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would take up two cases which challenge the constitutionality of bans on LGBT marriage. In one case, the court will rule on the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same sex marriage, effectively blocking LGBT couples from tax benefits and other privileges of official partnership in the eyes of Uncle Sam. New York resident Edith Windsor challenged DOMA as a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Janet Raasch  
Fighting Pregnancy Discrimination

Women are the primary or co-primary earners in two-thirds of American households. Their income is essential to the well-being of their families. Many of these women get pregnant. In spite of evidence that shows that pregnancy is no bar to women’s full and equal participation in the workforce, many employers actively or passively attempt to push pregnant women out of the workplace. The women most often affected are those who can least weather the loss of their jobs – low-wage …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Dumb Crook Uses Alias Belonging to Wanted Man

A Massachusetts man tried to hide his identity from police during a traffic stop by giving them a fake name. The only problem was the name he came up with happened to match that of another wanted man. Frankie Portee, 29, was the passenger in a vehicle that police pulled over for a not having current inspection stickers. Portee was sitting in the back seat, but the officer noticed he wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Oops! That’s a $25 fine …

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Posted 2 years ago in Class Actions Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Facebook Users’ Privacy Is Worth $10 Each

Facebook is finally ready to settle a massive class action that charged the social networking company violated users’ right to privacy by posting their pictures in ads without their approval.   Stories ‘Sponsored’ By Whom? Facebook was originally sued in August 2011 in federal court in California. In August 2012, the judge rejected Facebook’s first attempt at a settlement, in which the plaintiffs didn’t get any money. At the time, the judge worried that the class action – which reportedly …

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Posted 2 years ago in Podcasts The Internet & The Law by Lawyers.com Radio  
Why You Need To Protect Your Trademark [Podcast]

  Matt Plessner:  Welcome to Lawyers.com radio. Your legal solutions start right here. We’ll help you understand your legal issue, find a lawyer in your area, and suggest legal forms for legal self-help. Today’s show is been brought to you by the Intellectual Property Lawyers of Traverse Legal, PLC. We are speaking today with trademark law attorney Enrico Schaefer. Enrico, thanks for joining us.   What is a Trademark? Matt:  Enrico, we hear about the United States becoming an idea …

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