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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 02, 2013 Couple fined for negative online review
QUOTE: A Utah couple is facing a $3,500 fine and a damaged credit score for doing what many people do after a bad purchasing experience: posting an online review.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jun 06, 2011 Supreme Court Rules for Drug Firm in a Patent Dispute
QUOTE: The “general rule,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the majority in a 7-to-2 decision, is that “rights in an invention belong to the inventor,” even if created on an employer’s watch.
New York Times Sep 04, 2009 W.T.O. Says Aid to Airbus for A380 Was Illegal
QUOTE: A preliminary report by the World Trade Organization has found that Airbus received illegal subsidies for the $13 billion A380 superjumbo jet and several other airplanes, hurting Boeing in the battle for sales...
New York Times Mar 30, 2009 For Injured Workers, a Costly Legal Swamp (A World of Hurt)
QUOTE: an examination by The New York Times found, [that the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board] struggles to treat workers with due speed, protect employers from fraud or mute tensions in the workplace.
New York Times Mar 24, 2009 Labor Agency Is Failing Workers, Report Says
QUOTE: The federal agency [the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division] charged with enforcing minimum wage, overtime and many other labor laws is failing in that role, leaving millions of workers vulnerable, Congressional auditors have found.
New York Times Nov 28, 2007 A test of Maine regulations on Internet tobacco sales to minors: The US Supreme Court on Wednesday weighs whether the state law impedes interstate shipping.
QUOTE: The issue arrives Wednesday at the US Supreme Court, where the justices must decide whether Maine's effort to regulate tobacco sales on the Internet is preempted by a federal law that bars individual states from interfering in the operations of interstate shipping and transport companies.
Christian Science Monitor Oct 09, 2007 Court takes up shareholder rights: In its biggest business case of the term, the high court examines the scope of investors' rights to sue in the wake of corporate fraud.
QUOTE: Securities laws and regulations make clear that company officials directly responsible for such fraud can be sued. But what about consultants, vendors, investment bankers, lawyers, accountants, and others who may have had knowledge of the fraud and engaged in deceptive actions that helped keep it quiet?
Christian Science Monitor Aug 25, 2006 Beating of Lawyer Threatens Hong Kong’s Allure
QUOTE: The threat could heighten concern not only about Mr. Ho, but also about the potential damage to Hong Kong’s reputation for the fair settlement of disputes in court — something that has helped make it one of the world’s great financial centers.
New York Times May 03, 2005 Pressure Increases on Volvo to Pay to Replace Faulty Throttles
QUOTE: Defective throttles in 1999-2001 Volvos have been failing at unusually high rates...State and federal air quality officials are pressing Volvo for a commitment to spend millions of dollars to replace the devices as they fail, and to reimburse owners who have paid for the work themselves.
Los Angeles Times Oct 21, 2004 Accountability on Trial: Disney Shareholder Suit Could Redefine Boards' Obligations
QUOTE: ...pits shareholders of the Walt Disney Co. against nearly two dozen current and former Disney directors over a severance package valued at roughly $140 million paid in 1997 to Hollywood super-agent Michael Ovitz....For director liability, this is the most significant case in years,"...
Washington Post Apr 22, 2003 Case tests free commercial speech
QUOTE: The Supreme Court...will examine whether Nike can be sued for false advertising over a publicity campaign in which the athletic apparel maker defended itself against accusations it operated sweatshops overseas.
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