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Unprecedented Lawsuit Filed against Al-Jazeera TV in S.D.N.Y. by Victims and Families of Victims of Hezbollah Rocket Attacks
Posted on 17 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

NEW YORK - On the fourth anniversary of start of the Lebanese-Israeli War, 91 American, Israeli and Canadian victims of Hezbollah rocket attacks filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television network. The suit, filed July... Read More

Chinese-Government-Controlled Drywall Manufacturer to Appeal $2,600,000 Default Judgment to Fifth Circuit
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by Gerald C. Matics

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A key Chinese drywall manufacturer that had a default judgment for more than $2.6 million entered against it in May finally appeared in federal court June 10, only to serve notice that it is appealing the judgment and all... Read More

J.P. Morgan Securities Agrees To $228 Million Settlement In Muni Bond Reinvestment Action
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (JPMS) has agreed to pay $228 million to settle charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other state and federal authorities in connection with its fraudulent rigging of... Read More

FDA Advisory Committee Votes to Recommend Keeping Anti-Diabetes Drug Avandia On The Market
Posted on 18 Jul 2010 by Tom Moylan

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - (Mealey's) A majority of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted July 14 to keep Avandia on the market but split on whether the anti-diabetes drug made by GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) should carry additional warnings about its... Read More

Video Interview: David Nimmer On Peer to Peer Sharing
Posted on 12 Jun 2010 by David Nimmer

This is the first in a series of short videos that will post over the next two weeks. I describe the basic issue behind the peer to peer debate and am curious to get your feedback. Where do you think this whole thing will go? Watch the video here ... Read More

Municipal Ban on Tattoo Parlors Facially Unconstitutional under 1st Amendment-Ninth Circuit Holds Tattooing Is Fully Protected/Purely Expressive Free Speech
Posted on 28 Sep 2010 by Travis Burchart

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit recently addressed whether a municipal ban on tattoo parlors violated the First Amendment. Splitting with several jurisdictions, the Ninth Circuit held that tattooing was purely expressive activity fully... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

On January 17, 2014, Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley released his opinion in Applewhite v. Commonwealth (330-MD-2012), in which he overturned Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirement. This marked yet another chapter in what has... Read More

Your Business-Related Social Media Platforms Could Be A Ticking Time Bomb
Posted on 17 May 2012 by Jim Thomas

There is a time bomb in your company that you had better defuse. This is true whether you are employee or employer, because when it blows, both sides will be out lots of time and money, including plenty in attorney's fees. Not that we attorneys don't... Read More

Plaintiff Expert Excluded by Eleventh Circuit in First Seroquel MDL Bellwether
Posted on 8 Apr 2010 by Tom Moylan

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) The sole causation expert for the first bellwether plaintiff in the Seroquel multidistrict litigation failed to rule out other causes of weight gain and diabetes, a panel of the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said April 7... Read More

Jay Shapiro: The Supreme Court Takes Another Look At Consent Searches & Georgia v. Randolph
Posted on 2 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Jay Shapiro This Term, the Court will have the opportunity to state whether its rule in Georgia v. Randolph is restricted to the very specific facts of that case or if there is a broader application of that holding. In Fernandez v. California ,... Read More

Pfizer Petition for Certiorari Denied by U.S. Supreme Court In Trovan Nigerian Clinical Trial Case
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 rejected Pfizer Inc.'s petition for a writ of certiorari involving the claims of Nigerians allegedly injured during a 1996 Trovan clinical trial in their country, allowing the claims... Read More

Ignorance Is Risk,: Response Options To NSA Monitoring Of Attorney-Client Communications, Part 2
Posted on 24 Jul 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

By Thomas H. Clarke, Jr., and Lael D. Andara Read Ignorance Is Risk: Impact of NSA Monitoring Technologies On Attorney-Client Communications, Part 1 . Faced with the very real possibility that every keystroke, mouse click, image, and audio/video... Read More