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Five Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested yesterday outside the Iowa campaign headquarters of presidential contender Ron Paul as the group rallied in its continued protest against Republican candidates and President Obama. Trespassing was the charge the five individuals were…>read moreNo Comment December 30, 2011
That’s a wrap – for porn stars, that is. Or is it? Will actors that make pornography movies be required to wear condoms while filming? It’s hard to say, but a legal brouhaha is expected before Los Angeles voters will…>read moreNo Comment December 30, 2011
In recent days, a federal appeals court ruled that a 2008 law granting telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the National Security Agency with an email and telephone eavesdropping program is constitutional. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit…>read moreNo Comment December 30, 2011
In recent weeks, a panel of Illinois appeals court judges reversed Juan Rivera’s 1993 conviction for raping and murdering 11-year-old baby sitter Holly Staker in Waukegan the previous year. The ruling (PDF) was a prominent pro bono victory for Jenner…>read moreComments Off December 29, 2011
EPIQ Systems, Inc., a provider of technology solutions for the legal profession, has acquired De Novo Legal LLC, a U.S. e-discovery provider, for an approximate $70 million. For 2011 on a pro forma basis, De Novo represents an estimated 30…>read moreComments Off December 29, 2011
Medical and legal experts are estimating that the widespread failure of thousands of all-metal artificial hips could be costing taxpayers, insurers, employers and others in the neighborhood of billions of dollars in the coming years. The medical implant failure, being…>read moreComments Off December 28, 2011
In recent days, three women were discovered dead in Detroit. Two of them were found burned beyond recognition early on Christmas, and have been linked to a website called Packages that advertises adult escort services. In two separate incidents during…>read moreComments Off December 27, 2011
The owner of a popular San Diego restaurant has been hit with a $400,000 fine for employing, illegally, undocumented immigrants. Michel Malecot, 59, was not thrown in jail; as well, his fines and penalties were below the $650,000 sought by…>read moreComments Off December 27, 2011
Four companies have begun patient testing on new painkillers containing a pure version of the highly addictive hydrocodone, and one of them. One of these companies, Zogenix of San Diego, has plans to apply early next year to begin…>read moreComments Off December 27, 2011
In the UK, women who have breast implants aren’t getting a warm and fuzzy for Christmas. The British government said today that women with suspect breast implants made in France should not hit the panic button and get them removed;…>read moreNo Comment December 23, 2011
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