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Obesity Lawsuits by Nancy Hall - In Nancy Hall's "Obesity Lawsuits" (2004) essay, Hall is determined to address the problem constantly growing and silently taking lives in America every day, obesity. The author goes on to argue that people should not be suing "fast food companies" (Hall, 2004, p. 113), but rather look at themselves to blame for becoming obese. Americans need to think about their own decisions routinely, exercise to keep the extra weight off and choose meals that are healthier (Hall, 2004). The authors thesis states: "Listening to the subtle nuance emerging from legal debate, we can hear a discernable message that clearly spells out the desperate need for further study, public awareness, and education on obe...   [tags: Analysis, Nancy Hall] 1200 words
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Frivolous lawsuits - Do you remember the lawsuit about the woman who ordered the McDonald’s coffee and spilled it in her lap and sued McDonald’s because it did not have a warning label on it. What about the woman who fell in the fountain at the mall while texting and wants to sue the mall. These lawsuits may seem fairly farfetched. They fall into the category called frivolous. Black’s Law Dictionary defines frivolous as lacking a legal basis or legal merit; not serious; not reasonably purposeful (Garner, 2006). When people pursue such lawsuits as these it costs money....   [tags: Legal Issues] 2876 words
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - ... If an injury has small consequences, any court award will most likely be small as well. The amount of money will be capped depending on how much their claim is asking for. A typical complaint by some doctors and hospitals is that patients bring lawsuits whenever any negative outcome occurs, whether there was negligence or not. Therefore they cap the amount of damages awarded in order to save themselves from unnecessary losses. Once the plaintiff has decided to file a case against the defendant, the claim must be reviewed by special medical malpractice panels (Boeschen, 2014)....   [tags: negligence laws]
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False Accusations in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - By definition malpractice is “the improper or negligent treatment of a patient, as by a physician, resulting in injury, damage, or loss.” (1) Malpractice can range from a physician disclosing patient information to a doctor using un-sterilized tools during surgery. There is constantly news about doctors and hospitals facing malpractice lawsuits and doctors loosing their practicing license because of a malpractice incident. I believe there is a certain extent that malpractice law should go in order to protect patients....   [tags: patients, physicians, insurance]
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Lawsuits and the End of Sanity in America - Lawsuits and the End of Sanity in America Not having experienced much of the past is a mixed blessing. What's grotesque, shocking and unheard of to older Americans might seem normal, perhaps just a bit curious, to younger Americans. For example, last year New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial brought suit against gun manufacturers to recover carnage costs in his city. This January, Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell met with his advisors to consider whether the City should sue gun manufacturers for creating a public nuisance since guns were used in Philadelphia's 400-plus homicides....   [tags: Exploratory Essays] 991 words
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Frivolous Lawsuits - Frivolous Lawsuits As children our parents tried to instill in all of us good moral judgment and common sense. However, if I was to open the newspaper I would surely find any number of articles on the latest frivolous lawsuit, these being even more outrageous than the ones in yesterday’s paper. How have we as a society, which is completely capable of rational thinking, allowed ourselves to become so intertwined in the blaming game. Americans file about 15 million lawsuits a year. (Cannell) A fourth of all lawsuits filed are either frivolous or fraudulent....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 997 words
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Lawsuits Involving Social Media - Facebook is a social network that lets you post anything you want, like; statuses, pictures, videos. You can see what your friends are doing just by what they post and they can do the same for you. Twitter is about the same when it comes to sharing posts, pictures, etc. but you have a limit of characters for each tweet you send.. These social networks take over a persons’ life because of how much they are on it; but this is only one of few major problems with that come with these networks....   [tags: cyberbullying, invasion of privacy]
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Frivolous Lawsuits - Justice, Tranquility and The Greed for Money Lynn Hubbard is handicapped. She happens to also have her own law firm. In the past year, she sued more than 600 nearly irreproachable institutions for over two million dollars. Hubbard and her entourage of scheming lawyers have not done anything illegal. Some may argue that she has simply exercised her right to the legal system. In any case, Hubbard is part of the growing American society that has discovered large money in mass litigation. This rise in greedy and manipulative lawyers has provided Americans with a skewed financial interest in the American courtroom and has hindered the justice system as a whole....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Petty Lawsuits - Are we Sueing for a Purpose. People today are not sueing to rectify matters. There is no purpose in lawsuits today. I believe everyone is out to get an easy buck through the judicial system. It is almost inevitable if people spill hot coffee on themselves that they will win a lawsuit against the company that served them that coffee. People believe that nothing is their fault and that someone (the defendant) should pay. The problem with the judicial system today is that people are sueing all the time and winning in court with ridiculous cases....   [tags: essays research papers] 752 words
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We Must Put an End to Frivolous Inmate Lawsuits - We Must Put an End to Frivolous Inmate Lawsuits Our forefathers were bright enough to establish a system of government with a series of checks and balances to maintain a balanced government. For the past decade a series of checks and balances has begun to fail our government. In our failing system of government inmates have taken advantage of the court system and have flooded it with an inconceivable number of frivolous lawsuits. Laurel Walters, a writer for the Christian Science Monitor, investigated inmates' lawsuits and found that these "recreational litigators...are suing the courts as an intramural sports activity." Action needs to be taken in order to rectify and protect "US" from th...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Product Warning Labels and Protection Against Liability Lawsuits - Product Warning Labels and Protection Against Liability Lawsuits We have all purchased a new consumer product with several labels, stickers, and product inserts containing warnings, disclaimers and oversimplified directions. The warnings can actually be humorous at times as illustrated in the following examples: · On Sears hair dryer: Do not use while sleeping · On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating. · On Rowenta Iron: Do not iron clothes on body. · On Nytol (a sleep aid): Warning: May cause drowsiness....   [tags: Papers] 1462 words
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Persuasive Speech: Frivolous Lawsuits Are Out of Control - Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that frivolous lawsuits are out of control in America Introduction: A. Attention Getter 1. We've all heard the story about the woman who spilled scalding hot coffee on herself and then successfully sued McDonald's. But we've also heard reports of burglars suing homeowners after injuring themselves during a robbery. Most of us laugh off these stories as urban legends made to show the ridiculousness of frivolous lawsuits, but you might be surprised, however by how many of these are true....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech] 1042 words
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Head injuries in the National Football League - ... Con Section Recent issues with the NFL not doing enough with head injuries has become a top news issue. the NFL has had several class action lawsuits against them. From several different head injuries that you can get, the post NFL injury is a very rough thing to deal with. Some say the NFL does do enough and some say they don’t. The NFL has had several lawsuits from Ex-NFL players who sustained head injuries. Some players that played, say it wasn’t worth playing; they made such little money to play get and have to suffer for the rest of there lives and have to pay for there own medical expenditures....   [tags: lawsuits, players safety] 893 words
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Traumatic Brain Injury Among American Youth Athletes - In June of 2012, 4000 former NFL players filed a lawsuit against the NFL. The lawsuit was filed because of the neglect of the NFL on the issue of concussions. The NFL didn’t have a system dedicated to concussions. Players played with concussions, they weren’t informed on what repetitive concussions could have on the brain and head to head penalties were not even thought of. On August 29, 2013, the NFL settled with the former players for 760 Million dollars. Despite of this settlement, concussions are still a prevalent problem in today’s game....   [tags: NFL, lawsuits, NCAA]
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Could Pro Bono Work Help Fix The Healthcare System? - Among the several occupations world-wide lies the physician who is generally a human medical specialist and the lawyer who is a professional in the field of law engaging in lawsuits and other legal matters. For years, the latter have always engaged in free practices in their field. That is, they are known to offer on several occasions free or subsidized legal services in the public service i.e. free client representation and legal advice. This is termed as “pro bono”. The doctors do offer voluntary services in form of medical camps....   [tags: doctors, lawsuits, medical services]
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Rise and Risk of Libel on Social Media - Rise and Risk of Libel on Social Media Social media is a fascinating and compelling form of interaction between people all over the world. It allows us to dispatch information to the public swiftly but unlike broadcasting through radio or television, there is no gatekeeper. Information that is put on the Internet never really goes away and because of its instantaneous feed to the public, it can cause irreparable damages. These damages include a rising growth of defamation cases involving online content found on social networks....   [tags: lawsuits involving social media]
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Intentional Torts in Professional Sports - Physicality and sports have been synonymous with each other ever since the beginning. All sports leagues of various skill levels must straddle the fine line between what is acceptable within the game and what is pushing the limits. This is especially true for full contact sports, such as; American football, boxing, and ice hockey. Deliberately or incidentally, the physicality of the sport is an integral part of the game. These unique sports are in the crosshairs of the rules, regulations, and policies of the given sport and are at the mercy of civil laws as well....   [tags: lawsuits for injuries in NHL, NFL]
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Abigail Fisher v. The University of Texas - For the last several years, the United States legal system has been handling a lawsuit filed by Abigail Fisher against the University of Texas (What you need to know, 2013). The lawsuit centers around questions of whether and how race may be used in college admission decisions. Abigail Fisher, a white female student who applied to the University of Texas brought about a lawsuit after she was denied admission. Abigail Fisher believes that she was illegally discrimi-nated against because she was part of a group of applicants whose applications were processed using criteria that gave extra consideration to applicants that were black and Hispanic....   [tags: controversial lawsuits] 537 words
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Aggravating Factors that Lead to Excessive Force by Police Officers - The use of force by police officers is under scrutiny from both individuals and other police officers. Many people wonder how much force law enforcement officers should use, and at what point does the use of force become excessive. The major research question within the studies provided is: What contributes to the use of excessive force. What causes police officers to go to the extreme when using force. Research has examined the use of force used by some police officers when it comes to arresting, obtaining, and securing the streets for public safety....   [tags: use of force lawsuits, police brutality]
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Are We Suing For A Purpose? - "It all depends." The ever-pervasive element, the lawsuit, is no longer just an American "get rich scheme;" but, it is now heavily at work in the United Kingdom. Everyone is trying to make an easy buck off of the judicial system and for the most part they are doing a good job. People suing all the time and winning large sums of money in court with ridiculous cases have chipped away at the underlying goodness of lawsuits. Therefore, the potential for lawsuits to better the economy has always been there; but, the manipulation of it and overt claims of greed have corrupted its once noble intentions to decoy people into scrutinizing the legitimacy of every claim....   [tags: Lawsuits Frivolous Legal] 1072 words
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Lawsuit for Wrongful Death, Negligence and Breach of Warranty - ... § 1207 (1978) (§ 1207), a Federal safety standard applicable to all swimming pool slides (Universalhub.com). The Massachusetts Supreme Court’s jury found that Toys R Us was liable for wrongful death, negligence, and breach of warranty and awarded the plaintiff $2.6 million in compensatory damages. The jury also found Toys R Us grossly negligent and awarded $18 million in punitive damages (caselaw.findlaw.com). Legal Issue There are multiple legal cause of action associated with the case. Firstly, based on the implied covenant of merchantability, Aloe could allege that Toys R Us breached the implied warranty of merchantability because the slide pool was unreasonably dangerous to be sol...   [tags: million dollar lawsuits, Toys R Us]
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Responsibility is Escaped by Obese People - Responsibility is Escaped by Obese People missing works cited “It’s important to preserve notions of individuals accountability and responsibility (Parks ).” Responsibility and accountability are attributes that many people believe should be part of everyone, but this is not what is happening if you take a look at the court systems. In today’s society people pressing lawsuits is readily accepted, and companies are looking out for it all of the time. There is almost always someone else that a person can blame for his or her misfortune other than themselves....   [tags: Obesity Lawsuits Papers] 2570 words
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U2 vs Negativland: Copyright Law Violation? - I overturn the decision of the lower court that Negativland violated copyright law. Although it may be perceived that music is a free market based on the love of music, others may argue it is based on profit. In the article “U2’s double trouble,” the band Negativland proclaims that Island Record’s, U2’s record label, only concern in the lawsuit is, “to control the marketplace” (139). Negativland believes Island is trying to control what music is being made and sold. Island is so focused on profit that they are limiting the musical market....   [tags: lawsuits between bands] 1690 words
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Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Fact or Fiction? - While the United States has seen an apparent epidemic of pediatric bipolar disorder cases over the past two decades, other countries’ numbers have remained flat. Experts in the field are sharply divided on the existence of this epidemic. There are books and studies, as well as documented cases which tend to support the notion of an epidemic. There are also books, research studies, documented cases of misdiagnoses, and even malpractice suits which question the validity of this epidemic. Kathleen Stassen Berger touched on the subject in her text, Developing Person through Childhood and Adolescence....   [tags: misdiagnosis, malpractice lawsuits]
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Stella Liebeck: Coffee and Frivolity - Most people will not recognize the name Stella Liebeck but say the words “hot coffee lawsuit” and recognition will be instant. The story is almost so well known that it has almost passed into the realm of urban legend or myth. And in the broad strokes it has become a bit of a myth. An old woman drives through a McDonald’s drive through, orders a cup of coffee and then promptly and recklessly spills the beverage all over her legs. Then in search of an easy payday she sues the restaurant for millions of dollars, ultimately walking away a millionaire with no more damage than a ruined pair of sweatpants....   [tags: famous lawsuits, McDonalds and hot coffee] 1199 words
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Software Piracy beyond the Street Corner - Software Piracy beyond the Street Corner On January 23, 2003, the world’s leading computer networking equipment maker Cisco Systems, headquartered in San Jose California, filed a lawsuit against China-based Huawei Technologies and its United States subsidiaries Huawei America and FutureWei Technologies. In the lawsuit, Cisco alleged that Huawei stole intellectual property by copying its Internet Operating System (IOS) software and its copyrighted user manuals. Cisco also claimed that Huawei infringed on its patents....   [tags: Technology Lawsuits Essays]
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Selling Mortgage-Backed Securities - Introduction According to news article on September 2nd contributed by Rexrode (2011) from AP, “The government on Friday sued 17 financial firms, including the largest U.S. banks, for selling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Appendix) billions of dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities that turned toxic when the housing market collapsed”. Beyond the apparent legal issues, this article intrigued me to examine whether or not there are ethical issues involved regarding banks selling mortgage-backed securities....   [tags: Ethics, Banks, Government Lawsuits]
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IV Lawsuit - Most patients who enter the hospital for care have some form of intravenous therapy during their stay, whether it is in the emergency room or on inpatient floors. IV catheters are vital and are the fastest way to administer life saving medications. At times inserting or replacing a peripheral IV catheter can be challenging especially when the patient has poor circulation or poor venous access. In healthcare today Peripheral IV insertion lawsuits are on the rise due to its invasive character and unanticipated outcomes....   [tags: Medicine Healthcare Nursing]
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Medical Malpractice - Medical Malpractice The doctor-patient relationship has been defined differently through the years. In the beginning it developed into a "common calling" which meant doctors practiced medicine as a duty to their patients. Laws were developed to protect patients, therefore doctors used proper care and expert skill. In the past six centuries, medical malpractice has increased, which lead to revision and addition to the law. Liability was introduced along with the "GIANT of all torts", negligence....   [tags: Medicine Lawsuits Canada Health Care]
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Patent Lawsuit over the Transcatheter Aortic Valve - Medtronic (Minneapolis) and Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, California) were not strangers in patent lawsuits. Edwards is specializing in the production of artificial heart valves and new hemodynamic monitoring technology, whereas Medtronic is specializing in the production of medical devices. In the past, the two companies have problems in patent infringement lawsuits over annuloplasty procedures and endovascular graft (1,2). However, currently another latest patent infringement lawsuit has been occurred and reported between Medtronic and Edwards Lifesciences....   [tags: Heart Valves. Hemodynamic Monitoring Technology]
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Microsoft Antitrust Lawsuit Project - Introduction / Charges against Microsoft On July 15, 1994, the United States sued Microsoft for unlawfully maintaining its monopoly in the market for PC operating system software. The lawsuit alleged that Microsoft engaged in anti-competitive marketing practices directed at PC manufacturers that distributed Microsoft operating system software preinstalled on its PCs. Microsoft began to levy fines against original equipment manufacturing (OEM) companies who distributed or promoted operating systems other than Microsoft....   [tags: Law Case Studies] 2221 words
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Legal Issues in Emergency Management - We all know that the people in the United States can be sue-happy; in other words, anyone can sue for almost anything. During an emergency, it is no different. There will be on the spot decisions to be made and they will not always be favorable to the involving parties. Lawsuits will always pop up out of nowhere which is why it is important to have Legal Counsel in Emergency Management. As with anything else, you must always, always cover your butt. Not covering it properly (by legal standards) can present issues of liability due to negligence....   [tags: Attorney, Lawsuit] 597 words
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes Case Summary - ... In addition, the business will face a negative commercial image in the eyes of the public and suffer in terms of poor sales as the public double up as the customers of the business. The cost benefit analysis is very fundamental in deciding whether to sue or defend a lawsuit (Kelly, Holmes, & Hayward, 2005). The business would sue or defend if the probability of winning outweighs the probability of losing a lawsuit. In case, the business is the defendant, alternative ways of resolving the dispute out of court would be sorted....   [tags: class a action lawsuit, plaintiff] 1056 words
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Social Networking Taking Appropriate Responsibility - ... If today’s youth are not capable to see the long term consequences, why is this girl being criticized and blamed for not observing the potential outcome of her actions online. Though it can be true that the majority of 14-year-olds are mature and educated enough to know about online safety, it is not a wise assumption that this girl was a part of that majority. How can we expect adolescents to have the knowledge or ability to make adult decisions online, when we do not allow them the same responsibility offline....   [tags: myspace, rape, lawsuit] 519 words
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Erin Matthews Stalked by Michael David Barrett - 2. Celebrity case – Erin Andrews a. Erin Matthews was stalked by Michael David Barrett in 2008. Barrett followed Andrews to hotels in Nashville, Tennessee and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he proceeded to tape a nude Matthews via the hotel room peepholes, which he enlarged. A few months later Barrett posted one of the videos and it proceeded to go viral, bringing it to the attention of Matthews, who then filed a case with the authorities. Barrett was arrested on October of 2009 for interstate stalking by the FBI....   [tags: stalking, celebrity, lawsuit]
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Illegal Downloading and Recorded Music - Everyone in today’s society is using internet. Internet use ranges from numerous ages. Many people using Internet nationwide take blame in downloading contents off of peer-to-peer programs. Peer-to-peer programs make it possible for people to share files off their computers, no matter what the file is. The only thing people have to do is put the file of their preference into ‘My Shares’ which then give millions of others access to download with no charge, copyrighted or not. This Procedure is practicality used by numerous amounts of people since they basically can get anything they want for the amount of nothing at all....   [tags: Lawsuit, Music, Distribution] 558 words
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Can a Woman be a Firefighter - Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a women firefighter; the problems, the stress, the trauma. Well to even begin to answer that question, first, you need to know what a firefighter is to begin with. Everyone has their own interpretation of what a firefighter is or does. The dictionaries definition says, “A person who is trained to put fires out, rescue people from fires, educate the public about fire prevention, and help people in other emergencies.” My definition of a firefighter growing up was a person who runs through burning building and found people who are screaming and crying, to save them....   [tags: prejudice, harrassment, lawsuit] 1280 words
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The Great Lawsuit by Margaret Fuller - The Great Lawsuit Throughout the centuries there have been many groups pursuing equal rights for themselves. These groups feel that they are excluded from privileges others possess and are subject to injustices that others are not. These groups feel they deserve better and that their presence in the world is unequal to others’. In the United States a large percentage of women started to feel they warranted equal rights to men. Margaret Fuller was among the supporters of the movement and published ground-breaking article called “The Great Lawsuit.” In “The Great Lawsuit”, Margaret Fuller tries to stop the great inequalities between men and women by describing great marriages where the husband...   [tags: Groups, Equal Rights]
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Taco Bell's Response to Lawsuit - Unexpected Event In January 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Taco Bell, alleging the restaurant chain used more meat fillers than real ground beef. Specifically, the suit claimed Taco Bell’s products were made with “taco meat filling,” which consisted of extenders and other non-meat substances. The complaint further pointed out that Taco Bell not only misled consumers but also violated federal requirements by labeling “taco meat filling” as beef. This incident was unexpected as Taco Bell was not informed before the lawsuit was publicized....   [tags: Case Study]
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When the Smoke Clears - ... Many people started to sue the industry for medical reimbursement. Mississippi was the first state to sue tobacco industries in the hope that they would be responsible for smokers Medicaid bills. Tobacco is big business and like all big business it has incredible resources when backed against a wall. Now in the modern age, tobacco related products are regulated by the FDA along with having multiple warning labels on the packaging. Federal taxes are raised for tobacco and many States follow that example....   [tags: tobacco, health, lawsuit] 1152 words
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Grand Theft Auto Lawsuit - In the article “Can a Video Game Lead to Murder?,” Ed Bradley reports on an incident in Fayette, Alabama involving the shooting of three police officers by a teenager and a multi-million dollar lawsuit against both the makers and sellers of the Grand Theft Auto video game. In his report Bradley uses inflammatory words, skewed facts, and quotes of prominent public figures to try and agitate uninformed parents and make them more conscious of games and the effects they may have on their children. Bradley starts off his report with asking the reader to imagine a game that would let them “decapitate police officers, kill them with a sniper rifle, massacre them with a chainsaw, and set them on fi...   [tags: Article Review] 876 words
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CNN Controversy: A Class Action Lawsuit - CNN is a cable news network owned by Time Warner. The world headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA. A class action lawsuit was filed in 2011 against CNN by the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD). Because CNN opted not to include closed-captioning for their short video clips, GLAD claimed that CNN was violating California’s Civil Rights and the Disabled Persons Act (DPA). In 2012 a magistrate judge ruled against CNN’s appeal to dismiss the case. CNN argued that the lawsuit be dropped due to California’s anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) statute....   [tags: law suit, closed captioning, ]
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Enterprise Risk in Firing an Employee - Introduction Business is the art of making money. Companies and employers are constantly trying to find new inventive ways to generate revenue and increase gross profit. Many times, the best way to achieve these goals is to downsize or layoff several employees. Employees must be marketable and employable and having one set of skills is usually not sufficient to maintain a career in today’s economy. Education, experience, and previous achievements are taken into consideration, but employers are also faced with the risk of lawsuits and slander due to fear of discrimination....   [tags: Discrimination Lawsuit Employer Employee] 1060 words
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The Napster Lawsuit in the U.S. - The Napster Lawsuit in the U.S. In America, there is currently a lawsuit pending that threatens to change the face of the music industry. The lawsuit is against Napster it has been brought by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as well as other major music labels. Napster is a virtual community, which consists of music news and chat-rooms, the main feature it offers is an easy way to download MP3's (music files). This controversial service has brought the lawsuit to Napster....   [tags: Papers] 1061 words
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Analysis of CNN vs. GLAD Lawsuit and Article Reviews - CNN is a cable news network owned by Time Warner. The world headquarters is in Atlanta, GA. A class action lawsuit was filed in 2011 against CNN by the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD). Because CNN opted not to include closed-captioning for their short video clips, GLAD claimed that CNN was violating California’s Civil Rights and the Disabled Persons Act (DPA). In 2012 a magistrate judge ruled against CNN’s appeal to dismiss the case. CNN argued that the lawsuit be dropped due to California’s anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) statute....   [tags: Deaf, Closed Caption, Videos] 750 words
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HP CD Burner Lawsuit - HP CD Burner Lawsuit Hewlett-Packard Hits Legal Snag Over Its CD Burners in Germany Compact Disk burners have been a controversial product for the last several years because of there ability for making “pirating” of computer software and music CD’s a very easy operation. The Hewlett-Packard Corporation has become the first major company to be attacked by the German Law which requires firms to pay fee’s for making CD burners which in turn can be used for pirating music CD’s from music illegally downloaded from the internet....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Nori Nori Japanese Seafood & Sushi Buffet's Discrimination Lawsuit - Minado Japanese Seafood Buffet within the Mashatu Group Ltd. has been operating for approximately 10 years. With the thriving success of many locations of Minado restaurants in the North East, Mashatu Group Ltd. decided to open a new location in Georgia entitle Nori Nori Japanese Seafood & Sushi Buffet. On October 20, 2008 the door of Nori Nori unlock to attract the public’s appetite. Although Nori Nori has only been open for one year and one month, there have already been two different General Managers; Michael Fuller and Kenny Ly....   [tags: discrimination, restaurant, management,] 1434 words
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Morse v. Frederick Civil Lawsuit: Bong Hits for Jesus - ... Morse confiscated his banner and punished Frederick with 10 days of suspension (later reduced to 8) for violating the school policy against illegal drug advocacy. After the school administration turned down his appeal, Frederick took the case to the District Court of Alaska and sued the school for damages and an injunction. Again, the ruling was against Frederick, which was decided in a summary judgment (a judgment without trial). Frederick remained determined to win this civil suit and made an appeal to the 9th Circuit District of Appeals, which ended up overturning the original rulings and ruled in favor of Frederick....   [tags: high school, principal, supreme court] 929 words
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Paula Jones Lawsuit Against Bill Clinton - Paula Jones' Lawsuit Against Bill Clinton A lawsuit has been filed by Paula Jones, a clerk for the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission, for sexual harassment by then Governor Clinton. In her lawsuit, Paula Jones states that Clinton told an Arkansas State trooper to escort her to a private hotel room where she claims that she was sexually harassed. There are two sides to this case: Clinton states that he did not do it and that he has never seen this person before. Clinton's lawyers say that forcing the president of the United States to answer to a lawsuit will distract him for his already hard and time-consuming job....   [tags: Free Essays] 381 words
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A Lawsuit Over Plagiarism in H. Bruce Millers Life is Not Measured by Grade-Point Averages - ... The weakness of Millers paper is that he never mentioned or considered Napolitano’s feelings on the occurring problem, even though his main attention wasn’t on her feelings. Napolitano was being charged with plagiarism and the faculty-student committee from Preston University decided that her punishment for the crime would be having her diploma withheld for an entire year (Miller, par.1). In Millers paper he states that he has “very limited knowledge of the circumstances and no knowledge at all of Napolitano, to judge the right and wrong of this case” (Miller, par.2), making his argument weaker because he later assumes that “Napolitano's lawsuit is just another variation on what's gettin...   [tags: university, paper, money]
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Reponsibilities of a Recreational Sports Manager - Recreational sports management is a highly disciplined profession and competition for jobs can be tough, therefore relevant academic qualifications and practical working experience by volunteering in sports organizations is a definite advantage. During the course of my Master’s Degree in Recreational and Tourism program, I would like to gain some experience in this field by working at California State University sports & recreation center. After graduating, my choice of career in recreational sports is the management of a Professional Tennis Club and Training center....   [tags: safety, lawsuit, staff] 2370 words
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