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Religious Arbitration, Scripture Is the Rule of Law – NYT

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Organizations can compel their customers and employees to resolve disputes in arbitration proceedings bound not by state or federal law, but by religious edict.

Source: In Religious Arbitration, Scripture Is the Rule of Law – The New York Times

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Arbitration, Privatizing the Justice System – NYT

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Forced individual arbitration often bears little resemblance to court: The rules tend to favor businesses, and judges and juries are replaced by arbitrators whose rulings are difficult to appeal.

Source: In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’ – The New York Times

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Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck – NYT

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With a clause in complex contracts that few people read, corporations have insulated themselves from lawsuits and locked Americans into a system where arbitrators overwhelmingly favor business.

Source: Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice – The New York Times

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Z-Burger Case Shows Value of Trademark Protection – NYTimes.com

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Ensuring that a brand is registered and protected requires several important steps, and not taking the time now can backfire later, experts say.

Source: Z-Burger Case Shows Value of Trademark Protection – NYTimes.com

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The Uber Ruling and the Future of Worker Classification | Corporate Counsel

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Who is an employee in an economy where the tech-driven and on-demand nature of services has to some degree changed the nature of classification criteria?

Source: The Uber Ruling and the Future of Worker Classification | Corporate Counsel

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 Crowdfunding In Colorado Is Now Available:the Colorado Crowdfunding Act

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Crowdfunding In Colorado Is Now Available:
Let The Offerings Roll!

By Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr., Burns, Figa & Will, P.C., © 2015 Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr.
House Bill 2015-1246, the Colorado Crowdfunding Act (“CF Act”), became effective August 5, 2015. The CF Act added C.R.S. § 11-51-308.5 to the Colorado Securities Act (§§ 11-51-101 et seq.) to establish an exemption ...
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Supreme Court Justices repeatedly find for businesses related to their stocks — RT USA

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Three Supreme Court justices didn’t recuse themselves from cases in which they held stock in companies interested in the outcomes. Nearly 90 percent of the time, they sided with these businesses that filed ‘friend of the court’ briefs, a new report said.

Source: Friends of Supreme Court: Justices repeatedly find for businesses related to their stocks — RT USA

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The Roberts Court, 10 Years In – The New York Times

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John Roberts has presided over a court that has been far too willing to undermine precedent and give the powerful a helping hand.

Source: The Activist Roberts Court, 10 Years In – The New York Times

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Major Supreme Court Cases in 2015 – The New York Times

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  • How the court decided in key cases during the 2014-15 term.

Source: Major Supreme Court Cases in 2015 – The New York Times

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Colorado’s Unjust Marijuana Ruling – NYTimes.com

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The decision shows that the only real solution to marijuana prohibition is a federal solution.

Source: Colorado’s Unjust Marijuana Ruling – NYTimes.com

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The Supreme Court’s Billion-Dollar Mistake | NYRblog

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The Supreme Court’s Billion-Dollar Mistake by David Cole | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books.

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Insurance Cos Behaving Badly: State Farm Loses In CO Court of Appeals

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Colorado Court of Appeals upholds trial court decision and jury verdict against State Farm for unreasonably delaying and denying payment of UIM benefits.

2015 COA 57. No. 13CA2361. Fisher v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. – May 7, 2015 – Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions.

 

 

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ACLU video app coming to Colorado

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ACLU video app comes to Colorado – Boulder Daily Camera.

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NH Court Rules Hiker Must Pay Rescue Bill – ABC News

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New Hampshire Court Rules Hiker Must Pay Rescue Bill – ABC News.

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Buffalo Bill and Trademark Enforcement—Protect Your Marks

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Buffalo Bill and Trademark Enforcement—Protect Your Marks

By Daniel Graham, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, CBA Franchise Subsection Chair

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CORPORATE SPEECH AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT by John C. Coates IV

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Coates, IV, John C., Corporate Speech and the First Amendment: History, Data, and Implications (February 27, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2566785 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2566785

 

This Article draws on empirical analysis of court decisions, history, and economic theory (a) to show that corporations have begun to displace individuals as the direct beneficiaries of the First Amendment, a shift from individual to business First Amendment cases is recent but accelerating, and (b) to ...

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First Amendment Embraced by Corporations

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First Amendment, ‘Patron Saint’ of Protesters, Is Embraced by Corporations – NYTimes.com.

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Herbal Supplements Class Actions Piling Up | NLJ

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Herbal Supplements Class Actions Piling Up | National Law Journal.

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Force Prosecutors to Play Fair – NYTimes.com

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How to Force Prosecutors to Play Fair – NYTimes.com.

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Net Neutrality Victory, Broadband Internet is Public Utility

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In Net Neutrality Victory, F.C.C. Classifies Broadband Internet Service as a Public Utility – NYTimes.com.

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