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If an industry in the United States brought a suit against a public organization or figure for potentially disparaging remarks, who would win? Here we are talking about the law of defamation, generally a statement, whether spoken (slander) or written or printed (libel), that unfairly damages a person's reputation. Normally, someone alleging defamation must show that the defendant made a false damaging statement which the speaker knew or should have known wasn't true. more...

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Nearly all companies benefit from having an e-commerce Web site. You can usually pay someone to maintain the site, eliminating the time and efforts of updating it. A Web site's overhead is much less than having a physical location. Don't like seeing customers face-to-face? Sell your products through a Web site and you don't ever have to. One thing is the same between real storefront and virtual store font businesses: product liability. There are ways to protect your business from potential product liability problems before they happen. more...

- Corporate Law

Last month, the body of 14-year-old Emmitt Till, a black boy killed in 1955 for allegedly "wolf-whistling" at a white woman, was exhumed to determine who should be charged with the murder fifty years later. Though it is likely that no new charges will come, civic duty demanded that heat be put on these cold cases. Read more to find out what has been done. more...

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The October 14th headline from the New York Daily News shouted "O'REALLY!" to announce charges of sexual harassment against Bill O'Reilly. Yet, O'Reilly alleged his former associate producer, Andrea Mackris, tried to extort $60 million from him. Hours later, Mackris responded with her own lawsuit. Her charges? That O'Reilly had sexually harassed her on several occasions. Read more for the full story. more...

- Celebrity Lawsuits

The recent tsunami claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and caused billions of dollars in damage. But even after the cleanup is complete, many island states face an even more fundamental problem—the possibility of sinking. more...

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Man oh man, people got all in a huff when McDonald's jumpin java scalded Stella Liebeck and the jury awarded her almost $3 million dollars. But, Liebeck isn't the only one that seems to be benefiting from generous jury verdicts. Get a gander at some of the whopping verdicts juries have been awarding in the past few years: more...

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