The family of Michael Jackson has lost its appeal in the case over whether the late pop star’s concert promoter should be held liable for his death.
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California’s Court of Appeals handed down judgment Friday that the Los Angeles Superior Court didn’t decide in error in the proceedings leading up to the 2013 trial
In the suddenly fast-moving dispute over whether Robin Thicke‘s and Pharrell Williams‘ “Blurred Lines” is a rip-off of Marvin Gaye‘s “Got to Give It Up,” a judge has now been given the reasons why he should and shouldn’t certify an immediate appeal.
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On Friday, Howard King and Seth Miller, attorneys for Thicke and Williams, reacted to the Gaye family’s bid to delay the trial, calling it “desperate.”
The Gaye family is upset that U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt won’t allow them to
Today, many, maybe most, celebrities endorse products. And that means brands face a challenge when their endorser suddenly shows up in the news for the wrong reasons: a drug scandal, domestic violence charge, hate speech, even shoplifting. The next move may be to back away: terminate the contract, cancel the advertising and pull the physical product if its celebrity-branded.
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How many Americans support laws that limit cellphone use while driving? According to a new FindLaw.com survey, it depends on what kinds of limits you’re talking about.
Half of those surveyed (50 percent) said they support laws that require hands-free cellphone use while driving, while 42 percent said they support a complete ban on drivers’ cellphone use. Just 8 percent said they didn’t support any limits at all.
Regardless of your feelings on the issue, laws restricting cellphone use while driving are in effect from coast to coast. Here are three facts you may not know:
Sincere Beliefs, Not Rational Ones
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin — and religion. Employers can’t fire or refuse to hire employees for these reasons. They also can’t limit their job duties, pay them less, refuse to promote them, harass them, or basically treat them differently from any other employee.
That’s easy enough, but what’s a “religion”? For Title VII purposes, it not only encompasses “traditionally theistic” beliefs, but also “moral or ethical beliefs as to what is right and wrong which are sincerely held with the strength of traditional religious views.” In case after case about religious beliefs to hit the Supreme Court, the justices have always avoided investigating the legitimacy of a person’s religious beliefs.
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The Death Penalty Is Here to Stay
This probably isn’t the end of the death penalty. The Court agreed to hear the case of Richard Glossip and two other inmates on death row in Oklahoma. All three are scheduled to be executed in the next few months, and on Wednesday, the Court issued an order staying their executions until the case is resolved. (A fourth inmate unsuccessfully petitioned for a stay of his execution earlier this month, before the Court agreed to take the case. He was executed January 15.)
The inmates allege that, as administered in Oklahoma right now, lethal injections violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
“So what?” you might say. “They’re convicted criminals!” That’s true, but they still have constitutional rights, one of which is the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel