Daily Archives: July 11, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Banking Law by Janet Raasch  
Is Overdraft Coverage on Your Bank Account Worth the Fees?

If you’re not careful, the cup of coffee that you buy with your debit card can cost you close to $40. If you then buy a newspaper and a sandwich (in separate transactions), each of those items can cost you an additional $35. Picking up these three low-cost items on your way to work on a day that your account is empty can quickly rack up $105 in overdraft fees. How does this happen?  Many banks encourage their checking account …

Read More Leave a Comment

Newsbreak: Separation of Church, State and Money [Video]

  In today’s Newsbreak, Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim looks at recent legal cases involving religion and the law. Hobby Lobby, with its 550 stores will not have to pay daily fines for failing to comply with the Affordable Care Act. The arts and craft chain had been fined for refusing to provide birth control coverage to its 13,000 employees. The family, who owns the Oklahoma-based company, claims providing contraception which includes the morning after pill violates their Christian beliefs. …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 4 years ago in Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Will Paula Deen’s Prop 8 Legal Maneuver Work?

In Paula Deen’s latest legal move in defending an ongoing lawsuit that accuses her of sexual and racial harassment, she claims that the employee who brought the lawsuit is white and therefore cannot sue for racist comments against African-Americans. The explosive lawsuit filed by Lisa Jackson, a former restaurant manager for the Deen food empire, alleges that a racist and sexist environment pervaded the workplace at restaurants owned by Deen and run by her brother “Bubba” Hiers. The complaint claims …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 4 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Josh Crank  
Transgender First-Grader Wins Right to Use Girls’ Room

A civil rights panel in Colorado found that a school district wrongfully discriminated against a transgender student by denying her access to the girls’ restroom. Coy Mathis, a first-grader formerly enrolled in the Fountain-Fort Carson School District, has identified as a girl for years. Although Coy was biologically born a boy, she is identified as female in her passport, recent medical forms and other identifying documents. Coy’s grade school initially agreed to treat her as any other female student. She …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
Wikipedia Fertile Ground for Libel

The beauty of Wikipedia is that anybody can edit the online encyclopedia’s pages. The danger of Wikipedia is the same. By crowd-sourcing its editing functions, the website subjects the accuracy of its content to the scrutiny of the masses. Unfortunately that means that those with more nefarious motives are also free to change pages to their hearts’ content, at least until someone else comes along and fixes them. What happens when somebody deliberately posts defamatory information libeling somebody else’s good …

Read More Leave a Comment