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Nov
05

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, by Christian Landreth Even though a back injury has prevented Houston Texans running back Arian Foster from making news for his on-field performance in recent weeks, he has remained in the headlines for his latest off-field business venture. Foster has partnered with Fantex Brokerage Services, which bills itself as “[t]he first

Nov
05

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, by Britton Lewis It has been said time and time again that the only sure things in life are death and taxes, but I’d stipulate there is a third certainty—online shopping—and it appears that two of those certainties may be on a collision course before the Supreme Court.  Online shopping through

Nov
02

Thursday, October 31, 2013, by Matthew Henry Following the national security revelation made by Edward Snowden last summer, attention quickly turned to the means in which he transmitted the information. Snowden had used an email service known as Lavabit. Ledar Levinson founded Lavabit in 2004. Whereas similar services utilized advertisements, Lavabit charged a modest yearly

Oct
31

Thursday, October 31, 2013, by Stella Kreilkamp This week, Ohio prison officials announced that Ronald Phillips, convicted of raping and killing a 3-year-old girl, would be executed with a combination of two drugs never before used in an execution.  Ohio plans on using the untested combination of a sedative, midazolam, and a painkiller, hydromorphone, because

Oct
29

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, by Brittany Croom A judge for the District Court of North California recently granted a motion for class action certification that will allow employees of tech giants Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm, and Pixar to move forward with a lawsuit to recover alleged damages.  The lawsuit, brought by employees of

Oct
24

Thursday, October 24, 2013, by Kyle Evans On Tuesday, the Third Circuit issued a ruling that requires law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant for GPS tracking. This case, United States v. Katzin, is the most recent to address privacy rights and GPS tracking since the Supreme Court held that using long-term GPS surveillance to

Oct
24

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Natalie Deyneka In what is may be an enormous relief for parents all over California, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill No. 568, affectionately known as the “Eraser Bill,” into law last month. The law will take effect starting January 1, 2015.  Why the relief?  For one thing, the bill

Oct
24

Thursday, October 24, 2013, by Keta Desai The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has reached a settlement in its first action against a debt collector for attempting to collect debts in an unlawful way through the use of text messages. The FTC brought suit against Archie Donovan and his two debt collecting agencies. The defendant companies

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