Court Approves Settlement in EBook Price Fixing Case

On Thursday, September 6, 2012, Judge Cote approved the settlement between the Department of Justice and three of the major US publishers to resolve a dispute over price fixing allegations.   The upshot of this ruling means that Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Hachette will no longer be able to restrict ebook sellers like Amazon from discounting ebooks.  ...more

Social Media & Cyber Bullying

From a Cyber Bullying workshop I went to today....more

Social Media Faux Pas: Defamation Lawsuits

Exposed ...more

Washington state repealed its archaic criminal libel statutes in 2009; defamation (libel and ...more

Welcome to the Academy Awards; Motherly Law Style

It's the Oscars!...more

What's With The Goldman Sachs Sex Discrimination Case?

Okay, I admit it: All I know is what I read in the papers. And I never worked on Wall Street, just in BigLaw.But what's with the latest Wall Street sex discrimination lawsuit?...more

Bloggers Beware...Times Are A Changing

ABC News.Com reports former Department of Agriculture employee, Shirley Sherrod, has filed suit against the blogger that posted an “edited video racially tinged remarks last week.”...more

Demaree Family vs. Wal-Mart. Is The Lawsuit Justified?

The Demaree family is suing Wal-Mart for failing to tell Anthony "A.J" Demaree about their "unsuitable print policy." In a separate complaint, they are also suing Arizona, the Arizona Attorney General and the City of Peoria. The Demarees are the Arizona family who took 144 photos to be developed at a Wal-Mart but instead of getting their pictures back, their children were taken away from them for a month on suspicion of kiddie porn. ...more

Last evening, I received an email from someone who forwarded the Peoria, Arizona police ...more

Marriott Says It Told Insurance Company to Stop 'Blame the Rape Victim' Special Defense

According to an update at The Advocate on the Marriott rape case, the Stamford Marriott in Connecticut has withdrawn its offensive defense in the lawsuit filed against it by a mother raped in its parking garage in 2006. In fact, Marriott International, Inc. says it's not the company behind the defense, that its insurance company's attorneys filed the legal motion. ...more

had "failed to exercise due care for her own safety and the safety of her children and proper ...more

Definition of 'Service Animal' Hotly Debated: Monkeys, Horses, Birds - Oh my!

While we recognize guide dogs for the blind, plenty of other kind beasts are helping out humans in need - causing some to cry fowl. Monkeys for quadriplegia, goats for muscular dystrophy and parrots for psychosis?  And cats, ferrets, pigs and ducks? For anxiety. Don't forget the guide miniature horses. Thanks to the dogged efforts of reporter Rebecca Skloot, we’ve learned that all non-canine service animals are threatened to become 'declassified' as service animals by the Department of Justice. ...more

The service animal law is changing on March 15, 2011, and from then on only "dogs" will be ...more

Pay Inequity and Other Animals