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3 hrs ago | Switched

Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrest Lawsuit Can Proceed, Appeals Court Rules

Hundreds of people arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge in the early days of the Occupy Wall Street protests can proceed with their lawsuit against the police, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

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Related Topix: Occupy Wall Street, US News, Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime

5 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Appeals court: Occupy mass arrest suit can proceed

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling that a lawsuit over the arrests of 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge can proceed.

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Related Topix: Occupy Wall Street, US News

6 hrs ago | JD Supra

Facially Sex-Neutral Statements and Conduct May Support a Sexually Hostile Work Environment Claim

The Second Circuit's recent decision in Moll v. Telesector Resources Group, Inc. is a good reminder to employers that a sexually hostile work environment claim can be based on more than just sexually explicit or sexually offensive statements and conduct.

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Related Topix: US News, Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Bar Association Vote On Gun Control Support Ruled A Tie

A Connecticut Bar Association referendum on whether to join a legal defense of the state's new gun control law was so close - a mere five votes apart - that the group's president ruled it a tie Wednesday and decided that the group will not involve itself in the case.

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Related Topix: US News, Killingworth, CT

Reuters

RBS settles copyright lawsuit after U.S. judge blocks software's use

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc said on Wednesday it had reached a settlement allowing it to use a key piece of software in its trade finance business that a U.S. judge had prevented the bank from using due to copyright infringement.

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Related Topix: Bank of America, Financial Services, Banking, US News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

FindLaw

Direct Oral Suction During Circumcision Needs More Scrutiny: 2nd Cir.

Answer: When the topic of rabbis providing orally assisted circumcisions crosses your desk twice -- first as a deceased baby case , then as a Second Circuit case addressing a New York City regulation passed in the wake of the tragedy.

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Related Topix: US News, Blog News

Star-Telegram.com

Public won when appeals court ruled juvenile murder hearings should have been open

The public won a significant "right-to-know" decision last week when Texas' 2nd District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth unanimously ruled that State District Judge Jean Boyd abused her discretion by closing her juvenile courtroom twice early this year during a murder case.

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Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Courthouse News Service

Relief Justified After Botched Witness Cross

A convicted murderer was properly awarded habeas relief because he was barred from questioning a detective about the police's pursuit of other leads, the 2nd Circuit ruled Monday.

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Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Roll Call

Court Rules Super PAC Not Quite Independent

A federal court has ruled that a super PAC making independent expenditures was not functionally distinct from its sister committee that was making contributions to candidates.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Federal appeals court calls for review of NYC metzitzah b'peh law

A New York City health law designed to regulate the controversial metzitzah b'peh ritual circumcision practice must pass stricter scrutiny, a federal appeals court ruled.

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Related Topix: US News

JD Supra

Per Second Circuit: Full Text Searchable Database Is Fair Use

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, affirming a district court summary judgment ruling in favor of a consortium of authors, ruled that the unauthorized digitization of copyrighted works, for the purpose of creating a full text searchable data base for print disabled users is fair use under the 107 of the Copyright Act.

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JD Supra

Second Circuit Holds That Dodd-Frank Act Does Not Protect Whistleblower Outside U.S. Territory

Thursday's post on the SEC's whistleblower program discussed among other topics the question of whether the Dodd-Frank Act protects employee whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers where the employees only raise alleged violations of the federal securities laws internally within their companies.

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Related Topix: US News, Siemens AG

JD Supra

Does Bird's Eye View Render Executive Non-Compete Unenforceable?

So here's a good one for healthcare employers to ponder. Let's say you have an executive subject to a valid and seemingly enforceable non-compete agreement.

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Related Topix: US News

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Atlantic

Hugh Calkins

An example of applying energy, abilities, and leverage to the public good. We can't have enough of these examples.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Jerusalem Post

Federal court calls for review of NY circumcision law

New York City health ordinance requiring express parental consent before the practice of oral suction of a circumcision incision can take place to be reviewed.

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Related Topix: US News, Control Group

Sat Aug 16, 2014

News Times

Where are they now? The Danbury 11 not forgotten

On a recent sunny morning, JosA© Froilan Llibisupa stood in Kennedy Park with dozens of other day laborers, eyeing construction vans and hoping to find a day's work.

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Related Topix: Danbury, CT, US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Examiner.com

Connecticut response to gun law challenge reveals plan to gut Second Amendment

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and co-defendants/appellees in the Shew v Malloy challenge to recently-enacted Connecticut gun laws filed their brief Thursday in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Related Topix: Guns, US News

Reuters

Holders of Argentina eurobonds plan to appeal U.S. court ruling

Holders of euro-denominated Argentine bonds plan to appeal a U.S. judge's ruling blocking the country from making payments on their debt, according to a court filing on Friday.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Citigroup, Banking, US News

The Raw Story

Federal appeals court revives challenge to New York City 'oral suction' circumcision law

A federal appeals court on Friday revived an effort to block a New York City regulation that requires people who perform a Jewish circumcision ritual on infants that involves oral suction to first obtain parental consent.

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Silicon Alley Insider

Porsche Prevails At U.S. Appeals Court Over VW Short Squeeze

Porsche Automobil Holding SE persuaded a U.S. federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a lawsuit by more than 30 hedge funds that accused the German automaker of fraudulently cornering the market in Volkswagen AG shares.

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Related Topix: Automakers, Volkswagen AG, US News

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