Nike Obtains Court Order Preventing Reebok From Selling Tebow-Related Products

Nike successfully obtained a temporary restraining order barring Reebok from selling apparel with Tim Tebow’s name on it, following the Jets’ acquisition of Tebow in March.  Nike is set to replace Reebok, a subsidiary of Adidas AG, as the official supplier of NFL uniforms on April 1. Reebok was...
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Supreme Court Rules to Limit Ability of Plaintiff to Sue State Employers for FMLA Violations

The Family and Medical Leave Act, passed in 1993, permits individuals to sue their employers for failing to provide time away from work under certain circumstances, including time to recover from an illness. The Supreme Court this week, in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland (10-1016), ruled tha...
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Shooting of Unarmed Teen Renews Debate Over “Stand Your Ground” Laws

Last month in Sanford, Florida, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by self-appointed neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, sparking outrage and a debate over “Stand Your Ground” laws found in states across the country. Zimmerman was briefly interviewed police and not arrested for the de...
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Convicted Ponzi Schemer Allen Stanford Seeks New Trial Due to Tweets, Fails in Bid

Allen Stanford, who was convicted in early March of masterminding a ponzi scheme that swindled consumers out of $7 billion, lost his bid for a retrial. Stanford contended that at trial, the judge permitted the media to be present during court sessions where the jury was not present and the parties w...
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NY State Preparing Large Expansion of DNA For Convicted Criminals

A deal between Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for the expansion of the DNA database in New York for convicted criminals has been reached, which will create a database among the nation’s largest, according to the New York Times. Under current law, DNA samples are only required for less than hal...
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Feds Uncover Healthcare Fraud Schemes in NY, TX Totaling $625 Million

Over thirty-five people have been arrested in and around New York City as part of an investigation into a healthcare fraud scheme that defrauded insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid, out of as much as $250 million, according to the New York Times. Those arrested are expected to face c...
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Teacher’s Termination for Posting “Repulsive” Comments to Facebook Overturned

A Manhattan court ruled that a teacher who posted comments to Facebook should not have had her employment terminated, since such a punishment “shocks one’s sense of fairness” and is “inconsistent with the spirit of the First Amendment.” The tenured teacher in this case, Matter of Rubino v....
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Manhattan, Bronx Courts Require Party Who Produces Discovery to Bear the Cost of Production

The New York Appellate Division, First Department, whose rulings are binding upon state courts in Manhattan and the Bronx, has ruled that the cost of producing discovery should be borne by the party who produces that discovery. The February 28 decision, U.S. Bank National Association v. Greenpoint M...
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