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Dec
05

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, by Samuel Williams Online retail giant Amazon.com, Inc. faces threats on a daily basis. Threats from its competitors, from the state of the economy and even from its own workers. In 2012 an employee working at an Amazon distribution facility in southern California stole 726 iPod touch players and 49 laptops

Nov
19

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, by Benjamin Szany The dynamics between jurors and social media is not a new concern for the American judiciary. The legal system has dealt with jurors learning “facts” about their case from social media, jurors publishing insights regarding their case on social media, and jurors accessing social media in the courtroom

Nov
14

Thursday, November 14, 2013,  by Amelia Serrat On November 5, 2013, Polk County District Judge Karen Romano temporarily suspended a ban on Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s telemedicine abortion program in Iowa.  The ban, which was set to go into effect on November 6th, was passed by the Iowa Board of Medicine on August 30th. 

Nov
14

Thursday, November 14, 2013, by Catherine Perez As we may well remember, Samsung lost a monumental lawsuit to Apple in August of 2012. Apple sued Samsung for copyright infringement and was awarded over 1$ billion dollars in damages. Without an indication as to why the jury awarded such an exorbitant amount, Judge Lucy H. Koh

Nov
12

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, by Daniel Parisi Technology continues to advance at an incredible pace.  Did you know that a growing number of retailers are using the WiFi and Bluetooth signals from the cellphone in your pocket to track your shopping habits and your movements throughout their stores?   The latest technology is accurate to within

Nov
12

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, by Ryan Niland A group of customer reviewers (or “Yelpers”) from the popular crowdsourcing website Yelp has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to be paid as employees of the company.  The lawsuit, which Yelp characterizes as frivolous, alleges that Yelp violates state and federal law by paying certain writers within the

Nov
12

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, by Kelly Morris The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is to pay AT&T more than $10 million a year for call data. The deal was brokered in order to assist the CIA with foreign counterterrorism investigation, according to a report last week in the New York Times, and will give the CIA

Nov
07

Thursday, November 7, by Timothy McKeever On October 23, the SEC issued long-awaited proposed rules for Title III of the JOBS Act, taking a big first step towards allowing crowdfunding from non-accredited individual investors for the first time. Crowdfunding allows companies to raise capital by attracting individuals to invest in the company through online “funding

Nov
07

Thursday, November 7, 2013, by Tony Lucas This past week, Terre des Hommes, an international organization advocating for children rights, turned over the names, contact information, and IP addresses of over 1,000 adults in more than 65 countries suspected of engaging in webcam child sex tourism to law enforcement authorities.  This event caught the attention

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