Legal Industry

How Will the New Health Care Legislation Affect You?

On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA). Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act it represents the most significant government expansion and regulatory overhaul of the U.S
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Lawsuit Filed by County Clerks against Mortgage Industry Group MERS Dismissed by Judge

3/8/2012   A sweeping lawsuit filed last year by two Kentucky county clerks against MERS, the lending industry organization that allows the trading of mortgages among secondary market investors, has been dismissed by a federal judge in Paducah. In April,
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Fracking in Towns Upheld by New York Judge

3/8/2012   A judge delivered a blow to the oil and gas industry by ruling that small towns in New York possess the authority to prohibit drilling within their borders, including the contentious process known as fracking. State Supreme Court
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Drilling Without Consent Allowed by State Law

3/7/2012   Landowners who are not leasing their land to oil and gas companies for natural gas drilling may actually not have much to say on the matter. According to Louis Chodkiewicz, a resident of Broadview Heights and who fought
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City of Los Angeles To Be Boycotted by Porn Industry over Its New Condom Law

3/7/2012   Los Angeles adult film producers are threatening to boycott the city, home of the multi-million dollar pornography industry in America, in response to the new rules that will compel its actors to use condoms while they are performing
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Major Changes Affects Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawsuits

3/6/2012   The Philadelphia Court system reversed on Thursday, February 16, 2012, a long standing rule of encouraging plaintiffs from out of state to file and try cases in a Philadelphia trial Court. According to a report released by the
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Employment Data Overblown By A Number of Law Schools

3/6/2012   Lawsuits filed by graduates of some law schools have drawn attention to the expectations of high rankings and the extent to which these schools will go just to promote and advance their standings. This year, fifteen lawsuits have
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Owner of LightSquared Hires Lawyers to Examine GPS Legal Battle

3/5/2012   Philip Falcone, the primary investor of LightSquared, is exploring all possible lawsuits against the GPS industry and the FCC in the wake of the rejection by the FCC regarding the carrier’s plan for a 4G cellular network. This
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Punitive Damages in Lawsuits to Be Blocked by New Law

3/5/2012   The ability of manufacturers in Arizona to evade some liability for their faulty products could rely on what the lawmakers remember and think about the Ford Pinto. Lawsuits over the car during the seventies became a textbook case
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Obama Administration’s Rules on Driver Fatigue Challenged by Trucking Industry

3/3/2012   Trucking companies are legally challenging the Obama Administration’s rules aimed to ensure that commercial truckers on the road get enough rest. The American Trucking Association revealed that it has filed a petition with the U.S. Circuit Court of
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