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Vermont lawmakers seeking to make their state the first to require the labeling of genetically modified food are hoping history won't repeat itself.
Internet giant Google's effort to create the world's largest digital library is violating the rights of authors and stifling competition in the Internet book sales market, says the Author's Guild.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has not yet lifted a ban on churches renting public schools in the city for Sunday worship services, after a court ruling April 3 upheld the Michael Bloomberg-era policy.
New York mayor Bill de Blasio is settling two stop, question, and frisk lawsuits against the New York Police Department, but a third suit is still in play.
The Sixth Amendment requires courts to provide reasonable accommodations to hearing-impaired defendants equal to the severity of their impairment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held.
In an ironic twist, China's largest search engine, Baidu, has successfully argued that it was entitled to First Amendment protection in regard to its search engine results in the United States, which excluded statements by the plaintiffs, a group of New York residents who "advocated" for "the Democracy movement in China."
The brief, filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website], claims that Google's "Library Project" is scanning copyrighted works and making them available online without the copyright holders' consent, "driv[ing] potential book purchasers away from online book retailers, increas[ing] its advertising revenue, and ... (more)
Vimeo and the record labels are taking their battle to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which agreed this week to hear arguments about whether the video-sharing service is liable for copyright infringement by users.
The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires an employer with 100 or more employees to provide 60 days' advance notice of a "mass layoff" or "plant closing," as defined in the statute, unless an exception is applicable.
In the latest development in a New Jersey attorney's challenge to a New York law requiring the state's practitioners to maintain law offices there, a federal appeals court has asked New York state's top court for input.
"The federal Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986 contains sweeping preemption language that sharply limits the authority of states to regulate, directly or indirectly, the operation of risk retention groups chartered in another state," Circuit Court Judge Gerard Lynch wrote in his opinion upholding the District Court judgment.
FilmOn X is asking the Supreme Court to side with the rival streaming service Aereo in its upcoming showdown with TV broadcasters.
Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert Katzmann, second from left, and Matthew Biben, center, general counsel, consumer and community banking, JPMorgan Chase, were honored at the annual gala of the New York Legal Assistance Group Tuesday at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.