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Posted 6 months ago in Medical Malpractice Products Liability by Michele Bowman  
NC Says No Obesity-Based Lawsuits Against Junk Food Makers

North Carolina on Oct. 1 enacted a law limiting the potential liability of the food and beverage industry for obesity-related claims.   Let the Big Gulps Flow The Commonsense Consumption Act (House Bill 683) does two things that the food and beverage industry in the state should appreciate. First, it forbids North Carolina cities and counties from prohibiting the sale of super-sized soft drinks. “For this reason, the Act has been jokingly referred to as the ‘Big Gulp’ Act,” notes …

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Posted 6 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Student Who Lost Finger at Penn. School Can’t Sue District

A student in Pennsylvania who lost his finger in shop class cannot sue the school district, a panel of judges ruled. The district, as well as most other government entities, is immune from most negligence lawsuits under the state’s sovereign immunity statute. Tyler Esh was using an electric grinder on a piece of steel in 2008 when he cut off a piece of his pinkie, which later resulted in amputation, according to the court opinion. In 2010, he launched a …

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Posted 6 months ago in Consumer Law On the Lighter Side by Josh Crank  
Michigan Lawmakers Seek to Return Honesty to Bartending

The Rust Belt state of Michigan has had a rough go of it the last few years. Loss of industry, dwindling populations and decaying urban centers are just a few of the reasons why Michiganders could really go for a cold one right about now. And when you’re drinking with purpose, every drop matters. In that spirit of consumer protection, Democratic state Reps. David Knezek and Brandon Dillon are out to make sure that when you order a pint of …

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Posted 6 months ago in On the Lighter Side by Josh Crank  
Clean Undies Only at the Car Wash, Says San Fran

Reduce, reuse, recycle. It’s a mantra that helped make San Francisco one of America’s greenest cities. In fact, the City by the Bay is on pace to become a zero-waste city by 2020. Yet, in a city that loves to find a purpose for yesterday’s trash, you can find yourself on the wrong side of the law just for washing a car with used underwear. The environment be damned, it’s more legally acceptable to buff bird droppings off your windshield …

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Posted 6 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Mich. Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today on whether a state can preemptively ban any consideration of race in higher education admissions policies. In Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, the court will decide whether a 2006 ballot initiative which altered the Michigan constitution to preclude affirmative action in public university admissions will be allowed to stand. “The use of race-based and sex-based preferences in college education is certainly one of the most hotly contested issues of our time,” Michigan …

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