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Cohen v. California — Freedom of Expression Protects Offensive Words

In Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15 (1971), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibits states from criminalizing the public display of a single four-letter expletive, without a more specific and compelling reason than a general tendency to disturb the … Continue reading

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Surprising or Not: Noerr-Pennington Doctrine Protects Novartis from Two Class Action Antitrust Lawsuits

A defendant accused of violating the antitrust laws has a powerful, well-established defense, if it can prove it, of immunity based on the Noerr–Pennington doctrine.  This doctrine provides a party from immunity from antitrust liability when it petitions the government … Continue reading

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Florida’s Enforceability of Waivers of Defenses by Guarantors of Leases Protects Commercial Property Owners

By:  Oscar R. Rivera and Emily Troesch For commercial real estate landlords, guaranty agreements requiring the principal owners of small businesses to personally guaranty the obligations of the corporate tenant are standard operating procedure. In addition, commercial landlords oftentimes also … Continue reading

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End Self-Regulation of Medicine: Decreasing Deference to Physicians Improves Patient Safety and Protects Patient Rights

I am delighted to participate in the Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series at the Michigan State University Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences. My talk is titled: "End Self-Regulation of Medicine: Decreasing Deference to Physicians Improves Patient … Continue reading

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Divorce mediation protects your privacy during your divorce

There are many aspects of divorce that are difficult or unpleasant. Needing to split up everything you've earned or purchased during your marriage isn't much fun. Neither is airing your dirty laundry for the whole world to see. Unfortunately, when … Continue reading

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