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September 21, 2015

WHO HEARS A WHISTLE BLOW?

New laws mean new lawsuits.  The Affordable Care Act and its regulations have alone gone to the Supreme Court three times – on the question of […]
September 14, 2015

ARBITRATION NFL STYLE

We have spent some time on this blog explaining how arbitration clauses are typically a bad idea in business-to-business contracts.  We have explained that they are […]
September 4, 2015

DO NOT DELETE

Would-be plaintiffs who seek redress against a company will generally start the process by a demand letter.  They do so either because it is mandated by law, […]
September 1, 2015

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, YOU SAY?

Employers are sometimes too easily tempted to categorize people working for them as independent contractors.  This avoids paying unemployment and other payroll taxes, and contractors are […]
August 28, 2015

INTERNET IMMUNITY – SOMEWHAT

A long, long time ago, at the dawn of the internet, courts decided that companies that hosted online forums, chat rooms, bulletin boards, etc… were not […]
August 25, 2015

ARBITRATION STILL A BAD IDEA IN BUSINESS CONTRACTS

Florida recently amended its Arbitration Act, mostly to put it in line with the federal version.  Reading the changes’ review in the Florida Bar Journal only […]
August 20, 2015

SO SPOKE… WHO?

The murderous rampage by a racist young man who wrapped himself in the confederate flag jolted the previously somnolent debate about the meaning of that flag.  […]
August 17, 2015

DAMAGES ON TOP OF DAMAGES

The Washington Post, among many other outlets, reported that former wrestler and Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura won his lawsuit against Chris Kyle, the American Sniper whose […]
August 17, 2015

FOLLOW THE SIGNS

Under one municipal code, signs advocating this or that political opinion or philosophy are limited to 20 square feet; campaign signs may grow to 32 square […]
August 11, 2015

PRIVATE RIGHTS AND PUBLIC GOOD

Some U.S. Supreme Court cases turn on the meaning of a single word.  In those instances, Justice may appear to rule, concur, or dissent based on […]
August 5, 2015

WHEN A SMALL WIN CAN HERALD A BIGGER ONE

It seemed a narrow case, one of those of no interest to anyone but the parties involved.  A law that gave the federal government the right […]
July 30, 2015

WHEN A WIN IS BARELY A WIN

The city of Los Angeles, which requires hotels to keep a registry of their guests, also required those hotels to show their registry to any police […]