Hate Crime in Long Island Spurs Change in Police Policy

Seven teenagers sit in prison today after committing a fatal hate crime to Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero back in November of 2008. Their reason? Because he was Hispanic, they say; and he was not the first. The group of high schoolers found pleasure in seeking out Hispanic members of their comm...
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Employees Fight Back the Indecency Behind the Scenes in Swanky Midtown Restaurant Le Colonial

A group of 13 Chinese employees fired from their positions at fancy midtown restaurant Le Colonial are now suing their former employer alleging discrimination and retaliation.  The group of workers claim that they were forced to work in unacceptable and offensive conditions. The complaint alleges t...
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The Legal Aftermath of 9/11 Continues a Decade Later

Related litigation resulting from the attacks of September 11, 2001 has soared to unimaginable levels. Correlated lawsuits include a total of more than 12,000 plaintiffs, 1,000 defendants and representation by more than 600 attorneys. A Federal law effective shortly after 9/11 resulted in the necess...
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Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Investigate the Buyout of Caliper Life Sciences, Inc

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a national securities law firm based in New York City, has begun an investigation into the sale of Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. to PerkinElmer, Inc. The latter announced this past Thursday that it sought to acquire all of Caliper’s outstanding common stock for $10.50 per s...
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NJ Court: Employer that restricts an employee from grieving in the workplace is not actionable conduct that entitles one to damages

 New Jersey mother Cecelia Ingraham, who openly grieved the death of her beloved daughter in the workplace, has lost her appeal against former employer Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, in Raritan, New Jersey, where she had previously worked as an administrative assistant in the marketing department for...
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