Daily Archives: May 13, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Litigation Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Goliath Beats David as Court Rules for Monsanto Over Farmer

Farmers cannot collect and plant second-generation seeds produced by patented genetically modified crops, regardless of how they obtained the original seeds, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman thought he had found a work-around for agribusiness giant Monsanto’s famously strict control of their Roundup Ready soybean seeds, which are modified to resist herbicides. Normally, a farmer using the GMO product must by law buy a new batch of seeds from Monsanto every year in lieu of saving seeds …

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Jacko Wrongful Death Trial: Hair Styles and Molestation

The trial over Michael Jackson’s alleged wrongful death continued last week with the testimony of his stylist, stating the pop star was in danger. Plus, a Neverland visitor is changing his tune of molestation accusations. The trial in a Los Angeles courtroom centers on allegations by Michael Jackson’s family that concert promoter AEG Live is responsible for the actions of the doctor who fatally overdosed the pop star with an anesthetic.   ‘Whatever It Takes’ The plaintiffs’ witness testimony so …

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Posted 4 years ago in Editors Picks gun rights by Aaron Kase  
State Dept. Orders 3D-Printed Gun Plans Taken Offline

Shortly after an anarchy advocate successfully tested a plastic gun fabricated using 3D printing technology, and then distributed the plans on the internet, the U.S. State Department had the plans pulled due a possible violation of an international arms treaty. Cody Wilson, a law student at the University of Texas, and self-described anti-statist, printed a handgun called the “Liberator” and successfully fired it. The gun is completely made out of plastic assembled by a 3D printer, with the exception of …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Government The Internet & The Law Video by Ed Alpern  
Cops on Facebook and Twitter Nail Gang Members [Video]

  New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance indicted 63 gang members involved in murders, shootings, assaults, firearms possessions and gun trafficking. Lawyers.com videojournalist Ed Alpern reports that police busted members in some of the city’s most violent street gangs by monitoring Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. New York City veteran criminal defense attorney, H. Hershel Katz, pointed out that the defendants were from low income projects. He described them as “kids whose life expectancies to them is …

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Posted 4 years ago in Labor and Employment Your Job & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Small Companies in Colorado Can No Longer Discriminate

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law last week that provides recourse against discrimination to workers at companies that employ fewer than 15 people. The legislation amends state law so that employees who bring harassment and discrimination suits against their employer can receive punitive and compensatory damages, as well as attorney fees. Previously, workers who brought successful claims through the state could only get their job back, along with back pay. Employees could receive damages by suing under …

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