DETROIT – A judge on Thursday blocked the federal government from requiring the founder of Domino’s Pizza to provide mandatory contraception coverage to his employees under the health care law.
U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the contraception provision of the law against Tom Monaghan and Domino’s Farms Corp., a management company located near Ann Arbor, Mich.
The company, which is not connected to Domino’s Pizza, [...]
Wal-Mart is taking legal action against its organized labor opponents, filing an unfair labor practice charge over widespread protests at its stores across the country — as well as rallies planned for Black Friday, considered the biggest shopping day of the year.
The company filed a complaint on Thursday against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, claiming the labor union — one of the nation’s largest — has unlawfully [...]
Armand and Teddi Bechard were following Missouri’s raw milk laws when undercover agents from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department bought milk from the Bechard’s central delivery location. The agents made undercover purchases twice in 2009 at a health food store parking lot and the Bechards have finally found relief in the battle to continue providing fresh milk to their customers.
During the sting operations, Armand heard from a health [...]
California jury on Friday found Samsung had infringed on the majority of the patents in question — including software features like double-tap zooming and scrolling — and recommended that Apple be awarded more than $1 billion in damages. On the design front, many Samsung devices were found to infringe on hardware style or icon setup.
Samsung is widely expected to appeal the ruling, but as it stands now, the verdict could [...]
An amendment to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill would not just allow, but would require the Secretary of Agriculture to grant permits for planting of GM crops, even if a federal court has given an injunction against it.
In a move that would allow Monsanto and other biotech companies to do whatever they want, if this amendment is passed issues like damage to farmers or consumers, court orders, crop contamination or U.S. [...]
If passed, an amendment in the Agricultural Appropriations Bill will not just allow, but require the secretary of agriculture to grant permits for planting or cultivating GM crops – even if a federal court has given an injunction against it.
Basically, all Monsanto and other biotech companies have to do is ask and the industry gets its way. Issues like crop contamination, damage to farmers or consumers, courts orders or USDA [...]
A hearing at Germany’s version of the Supreme Court, to be held on July 10, could destroy all the optimism from the last EU summit.
In the wake of the European summit last Friday, the German legislature finally approved the European Stability Mechanism—a permanent European bailout fund.
However, the Constitutional Court (in German, the Bundesverfassungsgericht) could now issue an injunction against the ESM if it finds that the mechanism impinges upon the [...]
New Orleans resident Kenlie Tiggeman was told by airline worker that she was ‘too fat to fly’ – twice
Now she’s suing Southwest Airlines, alleging that they violated her ‘constitutional rights’
The woman at the centre of a ‘too fat to fly’ controversy has announced that she is suing Southwest Airlines, which refused to allow her on a flight in April 2011.
New Orleans resident Kenlie Tiggeman is taking on the airlines controversial [...]
The family of Thomas Kinkade, the successful painter who died earlier this month, has filed a restraining order against his live-in girlfriend.
They want to stop her from breaching a confidentiality agreement she signed more than a year ago.
His ex-wife fears Amy Pinto-Walsh will attempt to sell her story and could release private family photographs.
Battle: The ‘painter of light’ Thomas Kinkade, one of America’s most popular artist, died at the age [...]
Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan, who granted a temporary injunction against Wisconsin’s new voter identification law, signed a petition urging the recall of Gov. Scott Walker.
His clerk called back to say Flanagan would only answer questions submitted in writing at the courthouse.
State Republican Party spokesman Ben Sparks said his party will be filing a complaint with the state Judicial Commission asking it to investigate why Flanagan did not recuse [...]
Going public with long time secret unconstitutional operations
February 23, 2012
A high ranking Pentagon lawyer argued Wednesday that US citizens accused of having ties to terror groups can legitimately be targeted for assassination.
In a speech at Yale Law School, Jeh C. Johnson, the Defense Department general counsel, also said that US courts do not have the right to review such cases, or pass judgment on decisions taken by the Executive [...]
by Gerald Jeffris, WSJ
Brazil’s attorney general’s office has filed for an injunction against the Internet communications company Twitter Inc., as well as some of its local users, to ban all messages alerting to the time and location of police speed traps and road traffic checkpoints.
The injunction was filed in Brazilian federal court at the request of highway patrol officials in Brazil’s s central western state of Goias, who allege that [...]