Racial discrimination in mortgage lending is prohibited under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). But the city of Philadelphia says the practice is still alive and well at Wells Fargo.
Further thoughts on the Defend Trade Secrets Act and inevitable disclosure Guest post by Maxwell Goss. Dr. Goss is a business litigator with Rossman Saxe, P.C. in Troy, Michigan. His practice focuses on non-compete, trade secret, intellectual property, and shareholder law and litigation. Dr. Goss blogs at Law and the Creative Economy. Last week I wrote […]
In his recent decision in the case of Machado v. Safeco Ins. Co., No. 3:16-CV-1685 (M.D. Pa. April 7, 2017 (Munley, J.), Judge James M. Munley addressed a Plaintiff’s claims under consumer protection law for allegedly abusive claims handling practices by the carrier of her insurance claim. Show More Summary
Interviewing for a new position can be stressful. It's also a balancing act that can take time, and practice, to perfect. When it comes to salary expectations, the pressure increases exponentially. How much will they pay you? How much dare you ask for? What about benefits, and other deciding...
As I have written here and elsewhere, the attacks on medical conscience are proliferating, and the ground is being prepared to strip doctors, nurses, pharmacists, etc. of the ability to practice their professions under the principles...Show More Summary
When Can a Company That Hires its Competitor’s Former Employee Be Sued in Federal Court? Guest post by Maxwell Goss. Dr. Goss is a business litigator with Rossman Saxe, P.C. in Troy, Michigan. His practice focuses on non-compete, trade secret, intellectual property, and shareholder law and litigation. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was enacted a […]
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The American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization expressed disappointment that the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act and urged the Senate to reject the bill, which is projected to take health insurance away from millions of Americans and undermine the vitally important Medicaid program.
It’s standard practice in Europe: When soccer fans misbehave in the stands, either by acting violently or hurling racial insults at the opposing team, everyone gets punished. Teams often wind up playing in a closed stadium, where the fans are banned. American baseball is different, however, as the world learned this week after several Boston Red […]
Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938 to regulate certain employment practices between employers and employees. In order to put the law into effect, Congress delegated authority to the Department of Labor (DOL) to enforce the statute’s provisions. Show More Summary
On Monday, the conservative effort to hobble the Fair Housing Act failed once again at the Supreme Court. By a 5-3 vote, the justices ruled that, under the FHA, cities can sue banks whose predatory lending practices increase segregation. Show More Summary
The agency claims it’s halting “about” surveillance, which should decrease the number of Americans unlawfully spied upon. The NSA indicated today that it will halt one of its most controversial spying practices, related to its surveillance of virtually all text-based communications entering or exiting the United States. Show More Summary
Planned obsolescence is a two dollar name for the act of deliberately building products not to last. Rather than creating something that we can use for as long as possible, companies make decisions that shorten an item’s life. This is often a strategic decision that turns a one-time customer into a repeat buyer. Show More Summary
The Community Reinvestment Act was supposed to right many of the wrongs that led to unfair lending practices. But a new study shows it isn't working.
It's called the reducetarian diet—a lifestyle change so easy and practical, anyone could do it. The following is an adapted excerpt from the new book The Reducetarian Solution: How the Surprisingly Simple Act of Reducing the Amount of...Show More Summary
Lieb v. Korangy Pub’g, Inc., 2016 WL 8711195, No. 15-CV-40 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2016) The Second Circuit isn’t a good place to try to plead around Dastar. Lieb sued Korangy for copyright infringement and deceptive business practices based...Show More Summary
Taiwan has banned the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat, a departure from a controversial practice that is common among its Asian neighbors. The island's legislature on Tuesday amended the Animal Protection Act, imposing steeper fines and lengthier punishments for acts related to animal cruelty. These include a fine of 50,000 to 250,000 new Taiwan dollars (about […]
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