Law Journal

The Law Journal is a legal periodical covering notable legislation, court decisions and news concerning the law. Appropriate for attorneys and written to ensure everyone can easily understand the law.

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Michael Wechsler
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One of the most divisive and controversial issues separating this year’s candidates in the elections for New York City Mayor and New York City Council has revolved around the City's controversial “borough based jails” project. In 2019, the New York City Council voted to close the 413 acre...
Michael Wechsler
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Donald Trump's questioning the impartiality of U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel due to his Hispanic heritage has drawn harsh criticism and rebuke from the legal community. Curiel is currently presiding over the fraud lawsuit involving Trump University, which ceased operations in 2010. Trump...
Michael Wechsler
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Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy protection today in New York federal court shortly after the company attorney informed a Florida judge that it was unable to pay a $140 million judgement to renowned wrestler, Hulk Hogan. The staggering award was the result of a jury verdict against Gawker who...
Michael Wechsler
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Ed Sheeran, award winning singer and songwriter, was hit with a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit concerning his top 10 song "Photograph". The two songwriters behind "Amazing", made famous by singer Matt Cardle ("The Ex Factor" winner), claimed that Sheeran and co-writer Johnny McDaid...
Michael Wechsler
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An AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (American Automobiles Association) study concluded that (1) the specific "per se" legal limits for the presence of marijuana (THC) as per DUI laws are inherently unreliable without additional supporting evidence; and (2) the number of fatalities involving...
Michael Wechsler
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Three children whose mother was allegedly murdered by their father have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a recreational marijuana edibles company, the store that sold the product and the defendant. In 2014, Richard Kirk allegedly purchased recreational marijuana candy from a local Denver...
Michael Wechsler
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit after the State of North Carolina filed one earlier concerning the constitutionality of HB 2, informally known as the LGBT bathroom law. The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (Session Law 2016-3 House Bill 2) requires that people use...
Michael Wechsler
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While people convicted of a crime pay their debt to society, upon release their criminal record travels with them wherever they go. Since public databases and background checks are common and affordable, the repercussions of one minor mistake can become an eternal scarlet letter. One remedy to...
Michael Wechsler
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In 1997 Governor George E. Pataki signed a bill into law banning extreme and ultimate fighting in the state of New York. This week the New York State Assembly followed the Senate by voted Bill A02604 into law, effectively allowing for professional mixed martial arts fights to take place in New...
Michael Wechsler
4 min read
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President Obama was emotional in sharing his “Commonsense Steps to Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands” plan. The State of the Union blog conspicuously proclaimed that the key to curb gun violence is through background checks for firearms sales. But do these words carry any firepower or is the...
Michael Wechsler
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Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, announced recently that the state would sue iYogi, one of the world's largest computer technical support services companies. The AG charged iYogi with selling unsuspecting computer owners unnecessary technical support services. Hello, this is...
Michael Wechsler
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A federal court judge in Chicago ruled that Yahoo must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the company sent unsolicited text messages to over a half million Sprint cellphone users in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. U.S. District Judge Manish Shah certified the class of...
Michael Wechsler
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During oral argument yesterday in Fisher v. University of Texas, comments made by U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, ignited controversy and debate about whether they contained racist overtones. The case, originally filed in 2008, involves allegations of racial discrimination resulting...
Levine & Blit Attorneys
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A recent Obama administration announcement stated that President Obama has appointed the first openly transgender White House staff member. The former policy adviser at the National Center for Transgender Equality, Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, was appointed to serve as an outreach and recruitment...
Michael Wechsler
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A woman who received 153 robocalls from Time Warner Cable regarding the outstanding bill of another customer was awarded $229,500 in New York District Court. In King v Time Warner Cable, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 14-02018, the court awarded triple damages of $1,500...
Michael Wechsler
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Jason Pierre-Paul, star defensive end for the New York Giants, suffered serious burn damage to his hands as a result of a fireworks accident occurring during an Independence Day celebration. While Pierre-Paul refused visitors and Giants representatives at Jackson Memorial Hospital in South...
Michael Wechsler
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5 min read
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Google announced in its Public Policy Blog that it will soon provide a revenge porn removal request form to eliminate humiliating entries from appearing in search results. ( UPDATE July 7, 2015 - Google now has a revenge porn removal request form.) This new initiative was not intended to deal...
Michael Wechsler
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3 min read
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A former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner revealed the details of a tense meeting of the firm's rainmakers in early 2012, just a few months before it declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Ralph Ferrara, who also served as general counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (now at Proskauer Rose...
Michael Wechsler
3 min read
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StubHub filed what may be a precedent setting "ticket scalping" lawsuit against Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. and the Golden State Warriors. The complaint, filed yesterday in federal court (StubHub v. Ticketmaster, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No...
Michael Wechsler
3 min read
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A 25 year old man was arrested for indecent exposure during May 2014 as a result of his playing violin completely naked in front of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. He was allegedly told several times that the exposure of genitals in public would be a violation of a...
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