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Read the Contract: I Rushed, I Signed, I Regretted

Jack Garson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Every day, all across the country, thousands of businesses put their companies in jeopardy when they rush to sign contracts. They don't read them, they don't understand them and they are not prepared for the consequences.

Aggressive Lawyering Is Counter-Productive

Mark Baer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If clients stopped requesting and otherwise seeking out destructive lawyers who are making a tremendous amount of money doing nothing but wreaking havoc and destroying families among other things, the supply of such lawyers would decrease.

Blogger Asks Court: Dismiss Libel Case Over Article Linking Cuccinelli to Coal CEO Murray

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
David Halperin

This morning, my co-counsel from the ACLU of Ohio and I filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by Robert Murray, ...

Founders as Directors Must Avoid Self-Dealing

Brad Reid | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

An assertion that the directors failed to exercise proper oversight requires proof that the directors failed to create an information system or controls or, having an information system, consciously failed to monitor corporate operations.

Sriracha CEO Warns a Factory Shutdown Will Cause Price Spike for Beloved Rooster Sauce

Foodbeast | Posted 10.29.2013 | Taste

The call for the shutdown was due to nearby residents complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches caused by the pungent chili odor emanating from the plant.

Family Of Brooklyn Woman Who Died In Police Custody Sues City

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.23.2013 | New York

The family of Kyam Livingston, a 37-year-old mother of two who died in police custody this past July, is suing New York City and the NYPD, The New Yor...

Flaring Under Fire in North Dakota's Bakken Boom

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

was the largest oil spill in the current Bakken boom and may prove to be the largest land spill in U.S. history. While oil companies have so far avoided concerns of environmentalists, they may not be able to evade a lawsuit alleging lost income by mineral rights' holders due to the flaring of natural gas.

Kate Sheppard

Enviros Threaten To Sue Over Drilling On Public Lands During Shutdown | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON – An environmental group is upping the pressure on the Department of Interior to end drilling and other activities on national parks and ...

Chevron Ecuador Case Shows Limits of Legal System

Karen Hinton | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Karen Hinton

After 20 years of litigation in courts around the globe, the Ecuadorians remain twice victimized -- first by the exploitation of their environment, and now by the exploitation by both sides of a legal system ill equipped to deliver them justice.

Pedestrians Trip Over Citi Bike Stations, Sue Citi Bike

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.02.2013 | New York

Two lawsuits have been filed against Citi Bikes since the program officially launched in May. Neither lawsuit however, has anything to do with bike ri...

Judge to Quinn: Pay 'em! Decision and Reactions

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.27.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

You probably know by now that Gov. Pat Quinn lost his attempt to cancel paychecks for lawmakers. Cook County Circuit Judge Neil Cohen sided with House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton in their lawsuit against Quinn.

Katherine Jackson's Quest for Answers in Suit Against AEG

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

Katherine Jackson testified that her son, Michael Jackson, took care of her every need. Her two day, tearful averment conveyed her shock and disbelie...

Vergara v. California: Marching Toward a Dream Still Denied

Marcellus Antonio McRae | Posted 11.11.2013 | Los Angeles
Marcellus Antonio McRae

Growing up in Los Angeles, I was greatly blessed to have teachers who had a profound commitment to quality instruction, an appreciation for the impact they would have on my life, and the skill to challenge me to raise and strive to realize my expectations. Not all children are so lucky.

Florida Pastor Wins First Amendment Lawsuit | Daniel Lai | Posted 09.05.2013 | Religion

A U.S. District Judge ruled Friday that the city of Dearborn violated Florida pastor Terry Jones’ First Amendment rights by forcing him and represe...

'Bang With Friends' Sued

Posted 08.01.2013 | Technology

Social gaming company Zynga Inc. is suing the makers of casual sex app "Bang With Friends" for trademark infringement. Zynga, the California-based ...

Madigan/Cullerton lawsuit: "Quinn acting like Blagojevich"

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

"NOT SINCE GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH..." House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton begin their lawsuit against Gov. Pat Quinn by in...

Landmark 'Ag Gag' Lawsuit Fights Threat to Freedom of Speech

Stephen Wells | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Stephen Wells

The American public relies on journalists and activists to expose inhumane and unsafe food production practices in industrial facilities. We cannot allow politicians to violate our rights so they can protect the financial interests of their corporate agriculture backers.

Why San Jose Sued Major League Baseball -- And Wrote Its Own Declaration of Independence

Sam Liccardo | Posted 08.19.2013 | San Francisco
Sam Liccardo

San Jose is already the largest city in Northern California. We provide a home to the world's most talented, diverse workforce, and to hundreds of great companies. Every American industry, that is, except Major League Baseball.

How Small Businesses Can Handle Patent Trolls

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.18.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

There are plenty of small businesses being threatened with frivolous infringement lawsuits. So exactly how can you avoid patent trolls and what can be done if one moves in to strike?

WATCH: Unpaid Intern Explains Why He Sued Fox Searchlight Pictures

Posted 06.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

While at Fox Searchlight Pictures, Eric Glatt saw continued violations of labor protections for unpaid interns like him. He joins HuffPost Live to giv...

Dave Jamieson

How Miserable Is It Working In An Amazon Warehouse? | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

Whenever he clocked out after his 12-hour shift at an Amazon warehouse, Jesse Busk had one more critical task to perform before he could hop into his ...

If You Can't Beat Them, Try to Silence Them With Lawyers: Really, SFI?

Todd Paglia | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Todd Paglia

Sustainable Forestry Initiative is the best greenwashing that money can buy. That's why so many companies have dropped the SFI label and it's also why the premier green building system, LEED, has refused SFI's many attempts to make SFI certified lumber eligible for LEED green building points.

Why You Should Be a Lawyer

Seth Engel | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
Seth Engel

Whether you are on the brink, taking the leap into adulthood, leaving home, choosing university, or thinking about a career path, I counsel you to think about choosing the law as that path.

Egypt's Jon Stewart Is No Hero

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Bassem Youssef, the famous host of an Egyptian satire news show, is being sued. Bassem is no hero of mine, and there are countless others who share my...

Thousands Of Shareholders Sue Bank

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business

LONDON — Royal Bank of Scotland shareholders have filed a 4 billion pound ($6 billion) lawsuit against the company, claiming they were misled in...