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LAWSON ET AL. v. FMR LLC ET AL. (PDF)

we have already canvassed the many reasons why §1514A is most sensibly read to protect employees of contractors. For the reasons stated, we hold that 18 U. S. C. §1514A whistleblower protection extends to employees of contractors and subcontractors
Supreme Court of the United States
added Mar 10, 2014 17:45
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U.S. justices extend employee whistleblower protections

The justices voted 6-3 along non-ideological lines in a ruling that extends whistleblower protections to investment advisers, law firms, accounting firms and other such businesses working for public companies. The three dissenting justices said the ruli
Reuters
added Mar 10, 2014 17:35
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[Washington] NCAA Faces Legal Push Led by Litigator With Tobacco Stash

National Collegiate Athletic Association is expected as early as April to reach an agreement ... Driving the deal is 59-year-old Seattle lawyer Steve Berman, a onetime college soccer goalie who has brought successful group actions against Big Tobacco, En
Bloomberg News
added Mar 7, 2014 13:14
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[UK] Eating lots of meat and cheese in middle age is 'as deadly as SMOKING'

those who ate the most protein were almost twice as likely to die early as those who ate low amounts * They were also more than four times as likely to be killed by cancer * This is a figure comparable with smoking, say the researchers
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 5, 2014 18:13
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ROOT: Coming Soon from SCOTUS: Campaign Finance and Affirmative Action

prepares to issue big rulings ... If the Supreme Court sides with McCutcheon and strikes down the aggregate contribution ceiling, it will be a resounding defeat for proponents of campaign finance regulation and a massive win for those who believe the Fir
Reason Magazine
added Mar 1, 2014 18:18
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When Marijuana Looks Like Candy, Not Drugs

marijuana as candy doesn’t just change how people use it. It changes how we need to talk about it, and how, as parents, we need to ask that new laws be designed to balance legal use (whatever that is in any given state) with protecting those who shouldn’t
New York Times Blogs
added Feb 16, 2014 18:20
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[Australia, Indonesia, USA] Spying by N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm

Mr. Layton said, Mayer Brown was representing Indonesia in a dispute with Australia. He said Indonesia had been arguing that Australia’s requirements for plain packaging for tobacco products under its antismoking rules were excessive.
New York Times
added Feb 15, 2014 23:09
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Fight Over Minimum Wage Illustrates Web of Industry Ties

Employment Policies Institute, founded two decades ago, is led by the advertising and public relations executive Richard B. Berman, who has made millions of dollars in Washington by taking up the causes of corporate America. He has repeatedly created offi
New York Times
added Feb 9, 2014 21:19
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Elizabeth Warren calls on Obama to nominate fewer corporate judges

Repeating points made in the AFJ’s recent report on the federal judiciary’s excess of former corporate lawyers, Warren noted that 71 percent of Obama nominees’ prior experience was chiefly defending corporations. Just 3.6 percent of Obama’s nominees, acc
Salon Magazine
added Feb 7, 2014 16:48
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Elizabeth Warren calls on Obama to nominate fewer corporate judges

Repeating points made in the AFJ’s recent report on the federal judiciary’s excess of former corporate lawyers, Warren noted that 71 percent of Obama nominees’ prior experience was chiefly defending corporations. Just 3.6 percent of Obama’s nominees, acc
Salon Magazine
added Feb 7, 2014 16:48
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