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TortsProfBlog has a link to a WSJ article by Dan Slater about whether the U.S. should keep to the “American” rule in litigation mandating that each side pays its own costs or if we should switch to a loser-pays rule such as exists in the U.K.
The reaction of the plaintiffs’ bar is that adopting the “English” rule [...]

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Here are some law-related articles that recently came out:

The Chicago Tribune reports that Afni, Inc., a debt collection company, must pay damages to 7,000 Cingular Wireless customers in Wisconsin who were illegally assessed collection fees.
Florida attorney Tomas Gamba writes in a Miami Herald op-ed that stronger disclosure laws are needed for contributions made to and [...]

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Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
That’s just what Bobby T. Brown of Western Massachusetts (not to be confused with Bobby Brown of Roxbury, and later New Edition, followed by husband of Whitney Houston fame) did in bringing Jiffy Lube to court after it implemented a grooming policy requiring employees who came into [...]

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The ACLU has begun awarding students who blow the whistle on constitutional violations with college scholarships.  Hey, I wish that had been the case in my hometown of Sterling, Mass. back in the days when me and my classmates were all made to stand and say the pledge of allegiance – although it did provide a good [...]

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Hey, there are plenty to choose from, right? Korematsu upholding the detainment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, Plessy v. Ferguson allowing segregation that is ”separate but equal,” Bush v. Gore …
David Savage of the Los Angeles Times polled a select group of legal scholars about what are the worst Supreme Court decisions and published the results. [...]

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