Meet the Bloggers IVX Event: INTA in Seattle

It was another star-studded event in Seattle last night, enjoy some pics from Meet the Bloggers: The Ironmongers are Reunited: Friendly Ron Coleman, John Welch, Steve Baird Skeptical Ron Coleman, Steady Welch and Baird Concerned Ron Coleman, Steady Welch and Baird Animated Ron Coleman, Mildly Amused Welch and Baird Much Going on Under the Light of a Full Moon: Marty Schwimmer Focusing as Carl Oppedahl Howls at the full Moon? The Ayes Have it, About What I Don’t Recall? Ron Coleman, Carl Oppedahl, and Pamela Chestek, in Favor, Among Others More Celebration Under the Full Moon? Tara Aaron Sticks Her Landing, and the Crowd Applauds Karaoke? Maybe a Little Jackson Browne, Running on Empty? Eric Pelton Lead, with Backup Vocals by Carl Oppedahl? Above all the Nonsense? Pleasant and Bright Susan Montgomery and Marty Schwimmer Ron Continues to Steal the Show With Multiple Facial Expressions: Friendly Tiffany Blofield, Confident Ron Coleman, Friendly Erik Pelton Friendly Tiffany….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Cruise Passenger Sues Celebrity for Severe Burns

This week, a 66-year-old cruise ship passenger sued Celebrity X Cruises for the severe burns he acquired on his feet while aboard a European cruise in 2014. The man, who suffered from pre-existing nerve damage, believes the ship could have done a better job of warning passengers as to the high temperatures of the deck. The post Cruise Passenger Sues Celebrity for Severe Burns appeared first on LMAW, PA... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Hoffer's "Uncivil Warriors"

Peter Charles Hoffer, University of Georgia, has published Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers’ Civil War with Oxford University Press: It was a law that empowered as well as limited the government, a law that conferred personal dignity and rights on those who, at the war’s beginning could claim neither in law.The American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 is arguably the most important event in American history. The United States and the Confederate States of America engaged in combat to defend distinct legal regimes and the social order they embodied and protected. In a “nation of laws,” lawyers and politicians found themselves at the center of this violent maelstrom.  For these men, as for their countrymen in the years following the conflict, the sacrifices of the war gave legitimacy to new kinds of laws defining citizenship and civil rights.Well-known legal historian Peter Charles Hoffer gives a detailed account on why law and lawyers played such an….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Reed Smith Analysis: Trump Administration’s Drug Pricing Blueprint

As previously reported, the Trump Administration has released its “Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs.”  Many of the recommendations in the Blueprint were previously made in President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, while numerous others are framed as open-ended questions rather than policies.  While the near-term impacts on drug pricing based upon the contemplated policy changes are questionable, the wide-ranging reforms under consideration — if enacted — could significantly impact virtually every segment of the health care industry involved in the drug distribution system.  The public has an opportunity to comment formally on the Blueprint through July 16, 2018. Reed Smith has prepared a Client Alert that provides a summary and analysis of the Blueprint.  Please click here to read more... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Lawsuit Alleges Retaliation by University in Upstate New York for Reports of Sexual Harassment

State and federal anti-discrimination laws in New York prohibit a wide range of discriminatory acts and practices, as well as acts taken in retaliation for opposing or reporting alleged discrimination. Even if an employer is found not to be liable for overt discrimination, such as New York sexual harassment, it could still be liable for retaliation against those who complained of the alleged conduct. A university in upstate New York has been embroiled in controversy for months, beginning with multiple allegations of sexual harassment against a professor and criticism of the university’s handling of complaints. While an investigation purportedly cleared the professor of wrongdoing, a lawsuit now alleges retaliation by the university and several administrators. Aslin, et al. v. University of Rochester, et al., No. 6:17-cv-06847, complaint (W.D.N.Y., Dec. 8, 2017). Most employment anti-discrimination statutes treat sexual harassment as a type of unlawful sex discrimination.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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