Avoid Credit History Pitfalls When Making Employment Decisions

By |2011-04-29T23:42:47+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Credit histories can be a tempting source of information on employees and job applicants, but use of that information poses legal risks for employers, as explained by Jenner & Block's Carla Rozycki and Emma Sullivan.

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Cyber Monday Crackdown on Counterfeit Goods

By |2011-04-29T22:32:29+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Small business e-tailers take note: Make sure your website isn't selling counterfeit goods, or it could get seized by the feds in a Cyber Monday crackdown. The Justice Department announced Monday it's seized 150 websites that investigators say were haw...

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Federal judge revives lawsuit over Plan B contraception

By |2011-04-29T19:49:13+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] on Tuesday revived a six-year-old lawsuit over the Plan B emergency contraceptive [product website], but declined to hold the Food and Drug Administratio...

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NTSB Calls for Cell Phone Ban: Will States Act?

By |2011-04-29T18:20:12+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

In a far-reaching recommendation, the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday called on all 50 states to enact across-the-board cell phone bans for drivers -- even when going hands-free. The NTSB plan would prohibit all drivers nationwide from ...

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Federal appeals court reinstates wiretapping suit

By |2011-04-29T16:08:09+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] Monday that the plaintiffs in Amnesty v. Blai [ACLU materials] have standing to sue the US government over the constitutionality of a federal eavesdropping...

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Sandusky lawyer: No sexual contact in shower

By |2011-04-29T15:45:59+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Jerry Sandusky's attorney said Wednesday that a young man at the heart of cover-up allegations against Penn State University officials told him he was not a victim and had no sexual contact with the former assistant football coach.

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Jerry Sandusky, Penn State Face 1st Civil Suit from New Accuser

By |2011-04-29T13:56:32+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

A new accuser has filed the first civil lawsuit against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, accusing Sandusky of molesting him more than 100 times as a child. The accuser, now 29 and identified in the lawsuit as "John Doe A," als...

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Judge set to sentence Barry Bonds

By |2011-04-29T13:20:35+00:00April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Baseball legend Barry Bonds is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for his obstruction of justice conviction. Prosecutors want the former slugger to serve 15 months in prison.

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