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  1. Preclusion, ascertainability, and civil rights classesRead the original story

    Saturday | PrawfsBlawg

    On this post about class certification in the Alabama marriage litigation , commenter "Hash" began an exchange about the scope of that class, whether it was properly defined, whether it was "ascertainable," and whether it allows for some gamesmanship by class members to avoid preclusion. The class of plaintiffs is defined, in relevant part, as "all persons in Alabama who wish to obtain a marriage license in order to marry a person of the same sex," with class members identifiable by their application for a license.


  2. Faith Kasparian, Senior Attorney, Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton to...Read the original story

    Saturday | PR.com

    New York, NY, May 23, 2015 -- -- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Faith Kasparian, Senior Attorney, Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "Emerging Issues in M&A: Enhancing Data Privacy and Security in 2015 LIVE Webcast." This event is scheduled for May 29, 2015 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM .


  3. Call Answered: Supreme Court to Decide if Offer of Judgment Moots...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | JD Supra

    On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez ,1 a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action.


  4. Jeb's War on Gay AdoptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | TheDailyBeast.com

    Bush defended Florida's strict ban on LGBT adoption, but emails from his time as governor show he had trouble explaining why. When Jessie Odell asked Jeb Bush to let him and his partner adopt a child 15 years ago, all he got was silence.


  5. Paying to Cash Your Check - Bank Fees in Florida Are Now the NormRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | JD Supra

    Your client, an individual, walks into Friendly Bank and presents for payment a check in the amount of $100.00, drawn on Friendly Bank and payable to the order of your client. The bank teller asks if your client has an account with Friendly Bank, to which the response is "no".


  6. Genesis Healthcare May Be Merely the First Book in Bible on Mooting Class/Collective ActionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | JD Supra

    In the beginning, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Genesis Healthcare that an FLSA case is moot when the plaintiff accepts an offer of full relief. As we noted in our previous blog , the decision left open, however, the question of what happens when the plaintiff affirmatively declines the offer or when the offer expires, which is what happens in most cases .


  7. Gov. Don Siegelman is denied new trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Daily Kos

    U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has denied former Gov. Don Siegelman's bid for a new trial. The first footnote says "Because this case has complicated facts and a complex procedural history, we narrowly tailor our background section to track the issues presented in this appeal."


  8. 11th Circuit upholds Siegelman conviction, sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A federal appeals court has upheld the bribery conviction and prison sentence of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Siegelman was not entitled to a new trial.


  9. Software developer convicted in bribery scheme resentencedRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Washington Times

    A software developer convicted of bribing Alabama's two-year college system chancellor has been resentenced to prison after initially being sentenced to probation. Federal prosecutors said in a statement Wednesday that 71-year-old James Winston Hayes has been sentenced to three years in prison.


  10. 11th Circuit won't grant Siegelman a new trialRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Washington Times

    Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman will not get a new trial or a reduction in his prison sentence, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the former governor's claims that his 2006 bribery trial was tainted and that his 6 A1 2 year prison sentence was unwarranted for his government corruption conviction.


  11. Man gets tougher sentence second time around in 2-year college probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Alabama Live

    A man who bribed former Alabama two-year college chancellor Roy Johnson to win contracts for his company, was re-sentenced Wednesday to prison time after an appeals court said his original sentence wasn't tough enough. James Winston Hayes, 71, was re-sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Hopkins to three years in prison following a nearly three-hour hearing.


  12. Decision on Sparkman 'rape bait' case could take weeks, monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    On Tuesday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case involving a Sparkman Middle School student who claims she was raped while being used as bait. A panel of three federal judges listened to arguments from both sides.


  13. Alabama 'rape bait' case heard in federal appeals courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | KURB-FM Little Rock

    An Alabama girl who said she was persuaded by a teacher's aide to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator finally had her case heard in a federal court, more than five years after the alleged incident. According to the girl, who asked CNN to call her "Jaden," a fellow student sodomized her in a school bathroom.


  14. 11th Cir. Affirms Restitution for Minor Sexual Abuse VictimRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | FindLaw

    Over the course of a few years, a high school student named J.S. began having a sexual relationship with his teacher , Thomas Keelan. Suspecting an inappropriate relationship, J.S.'s parents enrolled him in a treatment program.


  15. Religious Freedom and the Affordable Care ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | JD Supra

    The fascinating interplay that weaves between the First and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues to march on in various jurisdictions around the country, with two recent examples being the United States Supreme Court's grant of certiorari and remand of a Seventh Circuit case, Univ. of Notre Dame v.


  16. Supreme Court rules felons can transfer gun ownershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Christian Science Monitor

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that convicted felons may be able to transfer their guns to someone else rather than surrendering them to authorities, siding with a former U.S. Border Patrol agent from Florida convicted on marijuana charges. Writing for the court in the 9-0 ruling, Justice Elena Kagan said a federal law prohibiting felons from possessing firearms did not prevent ownership of guns from being transferred to another person.


  17. Supreme Court Rules Felons May Sell, Transfer 'Clean' GunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Wall Street Journal

    The Supreme Court Monday ruled felons may sell or give away guns they own to others, reversing a lower court that said the government can confiscate weapons under a law barring many convicts from possessing firearms. A federal court had blocked Tony Henderson, a former Border Patrol agent who pleaded guilty to distributing marijuana, from selling his weapon collection, which included more than a dozen firearms.


  18. Eleventh Circuit Mops the Floor With Invalidity Ruling: Faux-Hardwood Gets Copyright ProtectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | JD Supra

    Last year, the District Court in Home Legend v. Mannington Mills gave three reasons for its holding that the designs on faux-hardwood flooring material, which are intended to look like real maple floors, were not subject to copyright protection.


  19. Justices won't hear Baker Co. hospital caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | News 4 Jax

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal by a small North Florida hospital in a case that centered on payments for treating federal detainees. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year ruled against the hospital, which argued that it should not be limited to charging Medicare rates when it provides emergency care for detainees coming from a local facility that houses people in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to court documents.


  20. Reggae Great Buju Banton Is Locked Up on Drug Charges. Was He Entrapped?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Broward-Palm Beach

    UPDATE: New Times initial story on Banton caused one of the singer's gun charges to be tossed out by a judge , knocking five years off his sentence, though -- despite two trials and an exhaustive series of New Times stories tracking the shady business behind Buju Banton's convictions -- the reggae legend remains behind bars.