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Google is not a “public forum”

Mar 25, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Internet search engine providers’ networks are not “public fora.”

Rent-control decision leaves sour taste for Big Apple landlords

Mar 24, 2015 By: Joe Fraracci

A ruling that rent-stabilized leases are “local public assistance benefits” has disappointed landlords in New York City. The New York Court of

If the boss makes you do it, is the activity compensable under the FLSA?

Mar 24, 2015 By: Sandra Johnson

The Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, says an employer is not required to compensate an employee for time spent

$2M to Condo Assoc. for Water Piping System Manufacture’s Failure to Disclose Harm from Municipal Water Disinfectants

Mar 24, 2015 By: Jury Verdicts

Benson Tower Condo Owners Assoc. v. Victaulic Co. (D.Or.) $2M to Condo Assoc. for Water Piping System Manufacture’s Failure to Disclose Harm from Municipal Water Disinfectants

Postal worker shouldn’t “divert” mail from a jewelry store

Mar 24, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Postal worker shouldn’t “divert” mail from a jewelry store

Government Surveillance and the Ethics of Hacking

Mar 23, 2015 By: Craig Blakeley

When government agencies refuse to accept meaningful oversight of their electronic surveillance activities, the world becomes less secure.

Bicycle right-of-way in crosswalk

Mar 23, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Bicyclist is entitled to same protections and has same duties as crosswalk user on skateboard, on foot, or in wheelchair.

Today in 1816: SCOTUS rules that it has the final say on federal law questions

Mar 20, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 20, 1816, the Supreme Court ruled in Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee that it has the final authority to decide questions of federal law, even over state courts.

Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail Woes, and Their Lessons for Your Organization

Mar 20, 2015 By: Jeff Matsuura

The Clinton experience presents an extreme example of the “Bring Your Own Device” trend currently affecting many different organizations around the world.

From the court’s point of view, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may be religious or non-religious

Mar 20, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

From the court’s point of view, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may be religious or non-religious

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