Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween Shopping Ends In A Lawsuit

A customer was shopping for Halloween merchandise at a Dollar General store in Oklahoma.  As she was exiting the store she fell on a mat.  She sued the store for negligence.  She’d been shopping in that store for cleaning supplies, … Continue reading

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Which Supreme Court Case Required Desegregation “At Once” On This Day In 1969?

Many schools in Mississippi were still segregated in 1969.  In Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered plans to be submitted to desegregate thirty-three Mississippi school districts.  The Department … Continue reading

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New York State Labor Law Will Now Protect Child Models

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed into law new guidelines for child models.  Child runway and print models will now be protected under the same labor laws governing the employment of child actors, musicians, dancers and singers. Amongst other … Continue reading

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Who Argues Cases For The United States Before The Supreme Court?

Lawsuits involving the United States make up approximately 2/3 of the cases brought before the United States Supreme Court.  The Solicitor General determines which cases the United States will pursue on appeal and what arguments will be made.  He, or … Continue reading

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A Court Finds That Climbing Closed Bleachers Is Not A “Known & Compelling” Danger

A student in a Wisconsin middle school climbed onto a closed, retractable, bleacher to grab a volleyball during a gym class.  She fell, injured herself, and sued the School District for personal injuries.  The School District brought a motion to … Continue reading

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Does Dr. Oz Owe A Duty Of Care To His Television Audience?

Dr. Oz recommended a home remedy on his television show to cure sleeplessness from cold feet.  He advised microwaving a sock filled with uncooked rice and wearing it to sleep.  The plaintiff tried the remedy at home and sustained burns. … Continue reading

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What Is A Stadium Owner’s Duty Regarding Its Seats?

A father attended his daughter’s high school graduation at a stadium on a Louisiana University campus.  Towards the end of the event his seat broke and he was injured.  He sued the University, and others, for negligence and filed a … Continue reading

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A N.Y. Court Finds A Softball Player Assumed The Risk of Injury

In New York a middle school student was hit in the mouth by a softball thrown by a team member.  Immediately prior to getting hit the player’s eyes were closed since she was about to sneeze.  She sued the School … Continue reading

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Is FXX Trading On Exxon’s Reputation?

The oil and gas company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, has filed a lawsuit against several defendants, including FX Networks, claiming the defendants are infringing on their trademark.  Exxon says that it has a registered trademark for the interlocking XX design in … Continue reading

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The United States Supreme Court Is Back In Session

The new term for the United States Supreme Court begins on the first Monday in October—that’s today.  So the Justices are back on the bench listening to oral argument.  The Supreme Court’s website contains a wealth of information.  I encourage … Continue reading

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Are There Time Limits For Filing Lawsuits?

Guitarist Barney Perry filed a lawsuit against Sony for copyright infringement in a U.S. District Court in Tennessee.  He alleged in his complaint that he owned the copyrights to two songs, “Walking in Rhythm” and “A Hot Day Today,” and … Continue reading

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