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Philadelphia Sues Wells Fargo Over Discriminatory Lending Practices

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.

The DTSA Giveth But Does Not Taketh Away

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 […]

Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices Act and Consumer Protection Law Does Not Apply to the Handling of Insurance Claims

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

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

The Proper Ways to Discuss Salary in a Job Interview

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...

Expand Scope of Conscience Protection Act of 2017

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

The Defend Trade Secrets Act and Inevitable Disclosure

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 […]

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy Symposium: Voting Rights in Polarized America

This looks good: Articles Resurrecting Retrogression: Will Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act Revive Preclearance Nationwide? By: Noel H. Johnson PDF “The Only Clear Limitation on Improper Districting Practices”: Using One-Person, One-Vote to Combat Partisan Gerrymandering By: Allison J. Riggs … Continue reading ?

The Top 5 Benefits Of Using Firm Central As Your Law Practice Management Software

Designed with small and solo law firms in mind, it helps to achieve the ultimate balancing act between lawyer and manager.

American Psychological Association Voices Disappointment Upon Passage of American Health Care Act

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.

Red Sox fans reject Michael Wilbon’s suggestion to ban them from Fenway after racist remarks

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

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 […]

No Regulation by Amicus Brief

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

Will Fair Housing Stay Fair?

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 NSA Says It Is Ending One of Its Most Controversial Spying Practices, But It Could Be Resurrected if Congress Doesn’t Act Now

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

8 Practical Steps to Fight Planned Obsolescence

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

Minority Business Owners Still Face Discriminatory Lending

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.

How Even a Slight Reduction in Meat Eating Takes a Big Burden off the Planet

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

Don't try to make a Lanham Act case out of a copyright case

last monthIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

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 is banning eating cats and dogs, but many of its neighbors haven’t

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

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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Stockpeople can benefit from protocols for pig euthanasia

Pig euthanasia is not an easy process and both the decision-making process as well as the act itself can adversely affect stockpeople. Implementing practical and humane protocols can help.

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