Two years after allegations of rape and sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein were published in the New Yorker and The New York Times, opening statements in his trial are about to begin. Hundreds of women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of many types of inappropriate sexual behavior, but the trial will focus on two of his accusers, with four others testifying to show the pattern in his behavior.
A trademark is defined as “a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others” (USPTO) Trademarks are an essential part of your business. They represent your goodwill, your reputation, and they’re how people can tell the difference between […]
If you think you’re about to get sued, or if you plan to take some legal action against somebody else, a prudent course of action is to go right ahead and consult with a lawyer right away. There’s no point waiting out the clock– there are statutes of limitation (sort of like a limited window […]
The White House says that we should soon expect an announcement of a ban on vaping and e-cigarette products. But even as we are anticipating an upcoming federal ban on e-cigarettes and flavored cartridges, a number of states have already issued sweeping bans on the sale of vapes and other vaping products and accessories, implemented […]
In this segment, Fred, Denise, and Cal look at cases where an accuser meets an untimely death in the middle of the lawsuit – what happens next, and where does the case go from there?
So, you want to be a lawyer? Lawyers help settle disputes and other legal issues, representing individuals and businesses, as well as organizations and government agencies. In order to join the ranks of lawyers in the United States, you will need to: Finish high school Complete an undergraduate course (a bachelor’s degree) Take the LSATs […]
There are many types of court proceedings in our justice system. They are usually divided into three classes – criminal, civil, and administrative. Each type seeks to address a different kind of issue or complaint. Among the three classifications, civil suits are the most common. Mainly, it is how a person seeks to redress the […]
This is, understandably, a prickly topic but it is a necessary question for the parties involved. In the vast majority of child support issues, it is the mother who is the custodial parent, and it is the father of the child– the non-custodial parent– who pays child support. So, it’s usually the case of the […]
* Spousal support, best known as alimony, is when one of the spouses gives financial support to the other spouse—like a monthly allowance. This is determined by the court handling the divorce case. Usually, this is ordered when one party is more financially stable than the other, or when the other ex-spouse needs financial assistance […]
* First things first: defamation is the publication of a false statement that causes you to be harmed in some way. Whether these false statements have been personally relayed to others (such as in a gathering), published (such as in a newspaper or local publications), or made online (via social media), they have the power […]
* Every couple looks forward to the day they say their “I do’s.” A lot of couples prepare for their wedding day, fixing every detail with great attention. But more than the romantic side, marriage is a binding contract entered into by two parties who have decided to live the rest of their lives together. […]
* Online shopping has quickly become a lifestyle, given its convenience. Imagine browsing for items online and having them delivered right at your doorstep. That’s what online shopping has provided people, especially those who have no time to go to physical stores. Online shopping’s popularity and uptake globally has driven retailers to capitalize on an […]
There comes the point in your life when an officer tickets you for a moving violation. A moving violation is committed when a vehicle in motion violates a traffic law. The most common moving violations include driving past the speed limit, running a red light, making an illegal u-turn, not signaling, not stopping for a […]
Radio shows have been in existence for as long as anyone can remember, but it was only in 1912 when the term was coined and shortened from “radiotelegraphy” and “radiotelephony.” It became one of the main sources of news and entertainment when the public embraced the radio in the 1920s. And despite the advancement in […]
Sometimes, when people trespass our property or threaten the safety of our family, we seek legal action against the aggravating parties. However, most people are half-hearted when deciding to file a case, thinking it is not prosecutable or that the case is not strong enough. Others feel that it is too small of a deal […]
Frederick Penney has lunch and watches the Viral Brevard County Judge FIGHT Video. In the video, Judge John Murph says, “I said sit down. If you want to fight lets go out back and I’ll just beat your a**” Check out the video below!
Rear-end accidents are one of the most common traffic-related incidents that can be prevented with enough caution. But disasters do not wait nor do they ask for permission to happen. So, we rounded up three common causes of rear-end accidents and the injuries someone can get from them. CAUSES 1. DISTRACTED DRIVING There are enough […]
Check out our host Fred Penney being interviews on USA Radio Network on two very timely news stories:
Having your own business can be the most satisfying move in anybody’s career, but while it is a good move, a business with the wrong partners can be horrifying and traumatic. So, if you’re planning on jumping on that business venture, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of everything you should […]
Folks, there are lawsuits and then there are the most frivolous of the frivolous lawsuits. Every year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, through its Institute for Legal Reform keeps track of the most ridiculous, most inane, most common sense-defying lawsuits that have somehow managed to wriggle their way through a courtroom somewhere, which all seem […]
Being in a motorcycle accident is unfortunately not as uncommon as you might think; in fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015 it was estimated that 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in non-fatal accidents alone. And while this is undoubtedly a very scary situation to be in, you can make a big […]
We are proud and excited to be able to say that one of our very own lawyers, Fred Penny, was featured as a guest on the prominent podcast, Alliance for the Brave, a weekly radio show and community outreach service dedicated to serving US Active Duty Military, Veterans, the First Responders community and their families. […]
It is that time of year again and the great loved Easter Bunny will come to millions of children’s homes to blanket them with candy and stuffed animals.
The FTC has filed a complaint against Telomerase Activation Sciences for advertising products with unsubstantiated claims.
Trump Jr.’s wife, Vanessa Trump, was the first to open one of the letters that caused the whole anthrax scare. She opened it, and began feeling nauseous and coughing a lot.
A federal judge awarded a $920 million default judgment to injured soldiers and to family members of service members who died in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. The judgment will be satisfied by Iranian assets
On November 6, 2017, the Supreme Court declared that a man could potentially not remember the crime he committed, but still be executed for it. Madison was legally blind at the time, had slurred speech, and was unable to recall the crime he was going to be executed for.
INTRO: Thelonious Monk Jr. is suing the brewing company for use of his father’s likeness in merchandising, an act outside the parameters of the existing agreement. FACTS : Thelonious Monk Jr. is suing the brewing company for use of his father’s likeness in merchandising, an act outside the parameters of the existing agreement. As […]
INTRO: Chuck Norris is suing Sony for $30 million because they allegedly cheated him out of at least $30 million in profits from his successful series “Walker, Texas Ranger.” FACTS: On Wednesday, Norris, through his company Top Kick Productions, sued CBS and Sony Pictures. He said that the network and studio were self-dealing and […]
INTRO: Personal Web Technologies LLC last month filed some 50 lawsuits in a handful of jurisdictions around the country against Amazon Web Services customers, but Amazon is fighting the suit, arguing the patent holder had already lost its case when it dropped claims against Amazon itself. FACTS: Personal Web sued Amazon and others in […]
INTRO: Winner of $560 million lottery is suing the New Hampshire Lottery Commission to try to protect her privacy and keep her name out of the media. FACTS: Woman signed the back of her lottery ticket, which allows limited release of personal information, and upon winning the $560 million she has sued in hopes of […]
After being injured in a car accident, you may at first assume that making a claim with a personal injury lawyer will be more complicated and time consuming than simply paying off whatever bills come your way. But even though you haven’t been seriously injured, once the creditors start making calls to your house, the […]
Two class action lawsuits, one for trespass to chattel and one for deceptive business practices, have been filed against Apple after it acknowledged slowing down older iPhones to avoid unexpected shutdowns caused by batteries that can’t supply the necessary power for new features.
Jaireme Barrow said police failed to make any arrests when he offered video of people taking packages from his front porch
As a general rule, expungement eligibility is generally determined by the severity of the crime and your criminal record.
Thousands of individuals in Florida have had their licenses suspended for being unable to pay fines tied to pedestrian tickets.
And here we all thought only fraternities and Halloween trick-or-treaters had egg fights. Sounds like California and Oklahoma (et.al.) are gearing-up for one heck of a humdinger!
Colorado’s antidiscrimination law prohibits places of public accommodation from discriminating based on race and forbids employers from discriminating based on race, sex or religion; the law interferes with the freedom to choose one’s customers or employees.
An American Airlines employee lifted a California woman from her wheelchair without permission and dropped her during the boarding of a flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia in 2016, according to a complaint filed Nov. 16 in a California Superior Court.
Oral arguments are slated to be heard [were heard] in the case of Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, which hinges on the question of whether a federal ban on states’ ability to legalize sports betting is unconstitutional.
Radio Law Talk Segment Katy Perry and L.A. Archdiocese awarded $5 million in suit over convent INTRO: On Nov. 17, a jury found that two nuns that resided at a Los Feliz convent did not have the authority to circumvent the Archdiocese and Vatican in selling that property to Dana Hollister. The jury […]
Joshua Harmon filed a False Claims Act against Trinity Industries Inc., a company involved in the manufacture of a highway guardrail system, alleging that the company defrauded the United States government in regards to its highway guardrail system.
Radio Law Talk Segment Are the Chemicals in Your Furniture Protecting or Hurting You? INTRO: Rhode Island recently passed a law that bans flame retardants in furniture after environmental, health, and firefighter advocates voiced concerns that the chemicals in flame retardants contribute to increased cancer risks and other health issues. FACTS (brief, 6 […]
Radio Law Talk Segment Emotional Distress Suit in the Wake of Las Vegas Shooting INTRO: Three people who witnessed the Las Vegas mass shooting this month filed a would-be class action lawsuit alleging emotional distress against the makers and sellers of “bump stocks.” Bump stocks are and was the device the Las Vegas gunman used […]
Radio Law Talk Segment Blurring the Lines with Substantial Similarity INTRO: An ongoing legal battle involving copyright infringement between songs may have a significant impact on the music industry. The copyright infringement claim between Marvin Gaye’s heirs and Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams raises the question what is the difference between being inspired by another […]
Welcome to the dark side of land lording. The horror of having a squatter trespass onto your property long enough to gain title is a nightmare that can actually be a reality thanks to adverse possession laws. While it is difficult, it can happen if landlords are not careful.
Ten people, including four NCAA college basketball coaches were arrested by the FBI and charged with corruption and fraud. IN addition to the coaches, managers, financial advisers, and representatives for a major sportswear company were also reportedly arrested.
A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing chemical stewing in every brew and has been presenting evidence in a Los Angeles courtroom to make its case.
Equifax is a credit reporting agency that collects and aggregates information for millions of people in the United States and world-wide. Between mid-May and July 2017, Equifax was hacked, but it only disclosed this cyber-security breach about 6 weeks ago.
iPhone X is now presenting new civil liberties issues with regards to the right to not self-incriminate yourself (under the 5th amendment) as well as if the police can force you to open the phone using this technology.
Douglas had an athletic scholarship with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football team and was positioned at Linebacker or Defensive end. In September 2015, Douglas was hit during a practice drill. He immediately told his trainer, Rob Hunt that he felt numbness in his extremities.
Tesla launched its Model S vehicle in 2015. This model has an Autopilot software that uses camera sensors and other radars to self-drive. On May 7, 2016, Brown was using his car, during which he did not have his hands on the wheel.
Due to tip suggestions on bills at the end of one’s meal at the Cheesecake factory, there is now a class action against the restaurant since customers are claiming that such tip suggestion is a “practice which resulted in the misrepresentations to and fraud against its customers.”
Costco began branding in store rings as ‘Tiffany” rings. In doing so Costco infringed upon Tiffany, a well-known and classic jewelry companies, trademark. Due to this infringement, the court granted summary judgement in favor of Tiffany in 2015, finding Costco liable for the trademark infringement and awarding Tiffany over 19 million in damages for the infringement.
The most recent case Charvat v. Carnival et al. Class action came about from persons who received pre-recorded telemarketing calls from a third-party travel agency Resort Marketing Group. These calls were made between July 2009 until March 2014 which offered free cruises to those is called from Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival.
The Accutane litigation was argued in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division on July 8th, 2017. This case is a multicounty Litigation (MCL) case consisting of 2076 products liability cases. The Plaintiffs’ contend that they have developed Crohn’s disease as a result of taking Accutane. Accutane is a prescription acne medication manufactured by defendants, Hoffman La-Roche Inc. and Roche Laboratories Inc.
What were the plaintiff’s arguments: A total of 50 lawsuits were filed. Plaintiffs argued that they had been cheated by deceptive labels saying “100% Parmesan” sold by Kraft Heinz, Walmart, Target, Albertsons and others. 1/10th of the products were found to be made up of cellulose after it was tested by the FDA. After the judge dismissed the case the plaintiffs’ attorneys argues that reasonable consumers should not be expected to understand “intricacies relating to the shelf life and processing of” grated cheese. But the judge still insist that a reasonable consumer would not be naïve enough to think that there really isn’t anything else in their product.
In the simplest terms, a Blockchain is what forms Bitcoin. A Blockchain is basically a public ledger that cuts out the middle-man who would generally record a transaction between parties. Instead, there are certain people in the world who are considered bitminers. These miners have thousands of dollars in equipment and computers that track the transactions of Bitcoin and publish them on a public site called Blockchain.info. These computers essentially use logarithms to keep track of the transactions being made with Bitcoin. This public “ledger” is more secure and open than our current system of money exchange.
This is a Multidistrict Litigation case (MDL) involving a pharmaceutical drug called Nexium. Nexium is an acid reflux medication, which is designed to treat heartburn. Nexium is a Proton Pump Inhibitor, which means it decreases the amount of acid the stomach produces, ultimately relieving heartburn. The overall goal of MDL is to determine where the 161 cases of product liability actions can be centralized and handled in an efficient manner.
This case is being tried in the U.S. District Court because neither Mueller of Taylor lives in the same state. Taylor Swift is an iconic country/pop musician that has made a name for herself throughout all of America. She has a number of songs recognized by almost anyone who listens to the radio, and has dated major actors/musicians as well. David Mueller, a former disc jockey and radio host, was posing with Taylor for a pre-concert photo shoot.
His science background: he use to be a mechanical engineer for Boeing. He wond 19 Emmy Awards. He graduated from Cornell University. He became the CEO of the Planetary Society and helped develop sundials for the Mars Exploration Rover missions. He has his own documentary called Bill Nye: Science Guy.