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Jun
16

The Presidential election of 2000 forever will be known as one of the most highly contested elections in United States’ history. After the final tally, a mere 537 votes decided the presidency. One of the key issues at the heart of the election was the high cost of prescription drugs, especially for senior citizens. Both

Jun
16

Plaintiff suspects that a chemical in her city’s water supply has caused her to develop a rare form of liver cancer. Defendant, a company in Plaintiff’s city, has been discharging the chemical into the water for a number of years. Both parties in the toxic tort litigation are at the mercy of an unevenly developed

Jun
16

I am delighted to be here this morning. Among the many issues confronting law enforcers today, consumer privacy and cybercrime are among the most challenging. The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) role as the nation’s chief consumer protection agency requires us to focus carefully on these, and a whole host of consumer protection, issues, using the

Jun
16

In an era where businesses, industry, and postsecondary institutions recognize the value of and utilize online learning, online education for North Carolina’s public schools may be inevitable. Increasingly, virtual education is seen as “a model for the development of the 21st-century learning skills of working and collaborating with others at a distance.” If North Carolina’s

Jun
16

The rising speculation in intangible assets by patent trolls may indicate that patents are ready to evolve to the next level. Just as air space rights and carbon emissions before them, patents could be traded on stock exchanges. This evolution could take the form of a Patent Investment Trust, modeled on the popular Real Estate

Jun
16

One of the most controversial provisions of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (“USA PATRIOT Act”) allows the government to track the books people check out of the library. The critics of this provision argue that allowing the government to monitor what books people read

Jun
16

For the past several years, controversy existed in North Carolina as to the standard for determining the admission of expert testimony. The North Carolina Supreme Court recently put this controversy to rest in Howerton v. Arai Helmet, Ltd. In Howerton, the court flatly rejected the gatekeeping test adopted by the United States Supreme Court in

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