Ambitious plans for three new law schools in New York -- two public and one private -- have stalled in the face of an ailing economy, state government budget woes and doubts about whether there are enough legal jobs to support the new schools in addition to the 15 existing ones.
A healing pilgrimage is not considered medical care under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit has ruled.
A confidential settlement was announced today in a civil suit accusing football Hall of Famer and Miami Hurricane great Michael Irvin of sexual battery. By agreement, a $100 million defamation suit filed in Texas by Irvin against the accuser will be dropped, said her attorney, David P. Lister, a partner with Martin Lister & Alvarez in Weston.
In 5-2 ruling, Justice Kathyn Mickle Werdegar says labels matter, and a misleading one can cause "loss of money or property."
Legal observers say a judgment by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upholding a patent appeals board ruling is a signal that a very minor alteration to an existing design patent is enough to uphold another design patent.
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