Daily Archives: July 26, 2013 - 5 results


Florida Gambling Law Illegalizes Macs, PCs, Smartphones [Radio]

(iStockphoto/Thinkstock)   Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine discusses a Florida law, which was meant to curb gambling — but ended up with unanticipated, far-reaching consequences. Larry is interviewed on “The Joyce Kaufman Show,” a program broadcast on WFTL (850 AM). The radio station serves Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Palm Beaches. Larry explains a phony veterans’ charity set up an illegal gambling operation. This turned into a major state scandal, resulting in Florida’s Lieutenant Governor Janet Carroll’s resignation. In response, the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
Halliburton to Plead Guilty to Destruction of Oil Spill Evidence

Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor destruction of evidence charge after destroying test results from its internal investigation into the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. The company has agreed to pay the maximum statutory fine of $200,000 and serve three years probation as the result of the plea. Halliburton is also donating $55 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, but the U.S. Department of Justice noted in a statement that the donation …

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Newsbreak: Pet Store Accused of Puppy Mill Cruelty [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim provides today’s “Consumer Beware” Newsbreak, with three stories about companies accused of fraud and deceptive trade practices. If you’re thinking of buying Skechers toning shoes, think twice. The Federal Trade Commission last year charged the California-based shoe company of deceptively advertising that its toning shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen their bodies. Under an FTC settlement, $40 million dollars has recently been mailed to consumers, who bought Skechers toning shoes. Skechers can …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Activist Groups Unite in Suit Against NSA Surveillance

What do advocates for gun rights, marijuana reform, environmental protection and open Internet have in common? They’re all concerned about being spied on by the government. And they’re suing. In total, 19 organizations joined forces as plaintiffs in a complaint filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has pursued lawsuits against alleged government spying for several years. This latest suit accuses the National Security Agency (NSA) of violating the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments by conducting dragnet surveillance of …

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Is Your Employer Watching You While You Watch Porn at Work?

One of the less-publicized allegations in the lawsuit against food empress Paula Deen is that the proliferation of porn in the back office created a hostile work environment for employees of her restaurant. Lisa Jackson, a former manager of a restaurant owned by Deen and operated by Deen’s brother Bubba Hiers, claimed in her lawsuit that Bubba was an enthusiastic consumer of porn on the job, and that an email address that Jackson shared with him often received porn (from …

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