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Effective July 1, 2014, a new law (T.C.A. § 29-39-104) changes the exposure for Tennessee employers subject to the Tennessee Human Rights Act (“THRA”) and the Tennessee Public Protection Act (“TPPA”). The law limits...more
Order issued from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, rejecting the Report & Recommendation and remanding the case to the Magistrate Judge for further consideration. The...more
What Happens Now: The Aftermath of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)
by James F. McDonough, Jr. on August 1, 2013
The United States Supreme Court recently struck down the Defense of Marriage Act
Magistrate Stephanie Bowman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, submits a Report and Recommendation to have this civil rights action dismissed. On the wrong...more
Below is the Plaintiff's Objection to the Motion to Dismiss filed by the State of Connecticut Attorney General's office on behalf of Gov. Malloy. The State moved to dismiss this declaratory judgment action on the grounds of...more
In Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. et al. v. Sebelius, et al.,1 an en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Mardel Inc., two for-profit corporations owned and operated by...more
The petitioner sought an order forcing PissedConsumer.com, an Internet message board, to provide— on virtually no notice, and without any notice to the third parties involved — information identifying one or more anonymous...more
The United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina recently dismissed an Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) case filed by Denise Payne, a Florida resident, and National Alliance for Accessibility,...more
Motion to Adjourn Trial ...more
The first element of defamation is sometimes forgotten. The defamatory statement must be about the plaintiff. In most instances that will be self-evident, but sometimes the identity of the person being defamed will be known...more
More importantly, at no time, did any internal investigator observe him solicit anyone for sexual favors in exchange for monies; observe him hire anyone as a sex worker to perform sexual favors for others in exchange for...more
The tale starts with an article in OC Weekly. The article was about a guy named Shaheen Sadeghi. The article was extremely favorable to Sadeghi, referring to him as the “Curator of Cool” and discussing his amazing success in...more
Despite the prohibitions against doing so, some attorneys can’t resist throwing a threat of criminal action into their demand letters. They apparently think (if they give it any thought at all) that an express or veiled...more
Following the prior decision of Flatley v. Mauro, the California Court of Appeal in Miguel Mendoza v. Reed K. Hamzeh finds that a demand letter from an attorney which threatens criminal prosecution is not protected under the...more
Harneys’ Cyprus Banking Group is closely monitoring a legal challenge to the bail-out legislation which is currently before the Cyprus courts....more
Scott Ennis of New London, CT and his group Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights, have filed the first legal challenge against CT's newly enacted gun law. This action for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief asks...more
Under the J.J. Act of 2000, a person up to the age of 18 years is treated as ‘child’. Same age is prescribed under the CPCR Act, 2005 as well. However when it comes to prohibition of Child Labour Act of 1986, the definition...more
In his Renewed Motion to Dismiss (“the Motion”), Mr. Frey established that the
First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) fails utterly, as did its predecessor, to meet the
standards required to sustain a lawsuit under Fed. R. Civ. P....more
Inmates in the Riverside County jails served a federal class-action lawsuit last week, claiming the county is subjecting them to cruel and unusual punishment by depriving them of basic medical and mental health care. Among...more
This week we examine the hugely important 7th Circuit case Engel v. Buchan that found that the violations of the Brady v. Maryland right requiring a prosecutor to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to a criminal...more
A NYPD officer claims in a lawsuit that he may be forced to retire due to a hand injury he sustained during a brutal beat-down by fellow officers outside his Queens home.
Larry Jackson contends the cops – who responded to...more
Pedrosa, who is a Puerto Rican Female, says that from January 2010 through this day, she has been retaliated against after complaining about being subjected to the highly offensive sexual conduct of Lieutenant Salvatore...more
Legal aid, civil remedies...more
From the Introduction:
This is a motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint (“FAC”). In moving to dismiss the first Complaint filed in this action, defendant John Patrick Frey (and former defendant Christi Frey)...more
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