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Drug Companies Paying Shady Doctors For Endorsements

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pharmaceutical companies are paying doctors with questionable records millions of dollars to endorse their drugs, Propublica reports. According to ...

Nearly $1B in NYC police payouts

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The fiancee and friends of an unarmed man killed in a 50-bullet police shooting on his wedding day said they wanted justice. The lega...

Top 10 Payouts On Claims Against NYPD

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's top 10 payouts on claims against police, for the decade ending June 30, 2008: _ Franklyn Waldron: $8 million to a man shot and paralyzed b...

The Slow Demise of Defamation and the Privacy Torts

Daniel J. Solove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel J. Solove

We need to have some meaningful way to prevent defamation and invasion of privacy. Otherwise, people will spread all sorts of damaging rumors and gossip about each other online.

Carl Barbier, New Orleans Judge, Gets Most Of BP Oil Spill Lawsuits

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies o...

Goldman Sachs Slapped With Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The lawsuit documents have been added below (hat tip to the WSJ.) Three former Goldman Sachs employees filed a gender bias lawsuit against ...

Veterans 1, KBR 0

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It is time once again to tune in to the latest episode -- oops, I mean development -- in the long running farce -- oops, I mean legal case -- involving KBR and Oregon National Guard soldiers.

Gulf's Dolphins: 'Man Needs to Make Right Their Waters'

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

"Diviner than the Dolphin is nothing yet created, for indeed they were aforetime men and lived in cities along with mortals. They exchanged the land f...

PHOTOS: The Many Times Oprah's Been Sued

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oprah Winfrey was sued last week--this time by a woman who claimed she was wrongfully terminated. But it is far from the first time that someone has b...

BP Oil Spill Causes Huge Drop In Value, But Company Will Likely Survive

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — BP is probably sturdy enough to survive the worst oil spill in U.S. history. But investors are shaving billions of dollars off its va...

DOJ, Arizona Discuss Immigration Law: No Lawsuit Planned

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT and PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Justice Department officials told Arizona's attorney general and aides to the governor Friday that the federal government has serious ...

Colorado Medical Marijuana Bill Facing Potential Lawsuit From Right And Left

The Denver Post | John Ingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Even before Gov. Bill Ritter has signed into law new rules for Colorado's medical-marijuana industry, the next moves in the ongoing chess match of can...

Bob Graham, William Reilly To Lead Presidential Commission On BP Gulf Oil Spill

AP | ERICA WERNER and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The White House has tapped former Florida Sen. Bob Graham and ex-EPA Administrator William K. Reilly to lead a presidential commiss...

Low Gulf Oil Spill Size Estimate Could Save BP Millions Of Dollars In Court

McClatchy | Marisa Taylor, Renee Schoof and Erika Bolstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- BP's estimate that only 5,000 barrels of oil are leaking daily from a well in the Gulf of Mexico, which the Obama administration hasn't ...

Goldman Sachs Settlement: A Reader's Outrage

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Seems almost everyone I talk to these days is very outraged over the corruption in the financial system.

The True Costs of Police Misconduct

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

If the money Newark spends to defend and compensate for police officers' mistakes went towards reforms instead it would save money, lives, and public confidence in the long run.

Dwyane Wade's Estranged Wife Sues Gabrielle Union Citing Emotional Distress

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MIAMI — Adding to an already contentious divorce battle, Dwyane Wade's estranged wife has filed a lawsuit, claiming his relationship with actres...

A New Model for Mass Torts?

Charles M. Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles M. Silver

President Obama's treatment of BP doesn't worry me much, but a general shift of responsibility for mass torts from the courts to the executive branch certainly would.

New Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki Once Blamed Devil For Sex Abuse Lawsuits

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A Chicago bishop who once blamed the devil for sexual abuse lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church and proposed shielding th...

Do Homeless People Have Rights?

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Schanes

If every city with an insufficient number of shelter beds were to pass an ordinance against sleeping in all public places, there would be no place for a homeless person to sleep.

Drop the Lawsuits

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

GOP governors and Attorneys General are still wasting time and taxpayer dollars filing frivolous lawsuits against the federal government, trying to have health care reform declared unconstitutional.

French Publisher Gallimard Planning To Sue Google

thebookseller.com | Barbara Casassus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Gallimard and two other French publishers plan to sue Google for scanning books without prior permission. The move was announced at the Paris Book Fai...

Woman Sues, Hit In The Head With Armrest While Answering Cell Phone During Movie

Chicago Sun-Times | Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This is a cautionary tale about the perils of answering a cellphone in a theater as the movie's rolling. Taj Showers, settling in for a matinee wit...

Coach Sues City Of Chicago Over Knockoff Bags Found At Street Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Legal or not, knockoff designer handbags seem to be a fixture in big cities. Whether it's New York's Chinatown or a Chicago street market, you can usu...

Die Hard Producer, Lethal Weapon Sues Goldman For $30 Million

DailyFinance | Sarah Weinman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Joel Silver claims in a filing with the Los Angeles Superior Court that Goldman Sachs failed to pay $30 million o...