September 10, 2006 |
Question: A homeowner successfully sued our association, the association's attorneys and their law firm. A copy of the lawsuit was obtained from the courthouse, and the homeowner has been using the blank reverse side for his personal stationery. He makes no comment regarding the suit, he merely wraps all his bills and packages using the lawsuit paper. He is having a field day spreading the word without saying a word.
June 26, 2011 |
The time slot was an unforgiving one and the venue even worse. When Foster the People ambled onstage at noon on the final full day of the nearly weeklong South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, in March, it was exhaustion rather than excitement that filled the convention center hall. The scant and weary crowd was hardly befitting for a band that would soon have a top 10 album in "Torches" and become the hottest thing going in Los Angeles. "To a spectator who knew nothing about the back story, we are a band that came out of nowhere," said the trio's leader, Mark Foster.
June 7, 1987 |
In homes across the Netherlands, family doctors are carrying out euthanasia at the request of patients seeking a dignified final release from incurable or terminal illness. Dr. Herbert Cohen, one such practitioner, says he has been involved in "up to a dozen" mercy killings in the last three or four years and has always informed the police beforehand. He has never been prosecuted. "Before they die, they say the most marvelous things.
November 14, 2011 |
The Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments on the fate of President Obama's healthcare law sets the stage for a ruling just as the presidential election shifts into full swing, putting the law — and the justices — in the center of the campaign. Both sides see the case as posing a profound legal dispute over the size and scope of the federal government, reminiscent of the 1930s court battles over President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. At stake now is whether Congress has the power under the Constitution to require all Americans to buy health insurance — a linchpin of the new law. Conservatives have made the "individual mandate" a key part of their argument that Obama and congressional Democrats tried to expand government regulation to an unprecedented degree.
October 26, 2010 |
Cards on the table: When George H. Painter says the game is rigged against the small investor in Washington, I have reason to take him at his word. Even when his word comes wrapped up like a bombshell. Painter, 83, detonated that bombshell recently in the course of announcing his retirement as an administrative law judge for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, effective in January. In a public notice, he accused his lone colleague on the CFTC bench, Bruce Levine, of having made a vow nearly 20 years ago never to rule in a complainant's ?
October 10, 2012
The ignominious history of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts of America - and the attempts over the years by the organization's executives to cover it up - have been sadly detailed in court cases and, most recently, in an investigation by the Los Angeles Times. But the most exhaustive chronicles of that abuse reside within the Scouts itself, which a century ago began keeping secret "Ineligible Volunteer" files on men accused of sexual abuse or other transgressions. The files were - and still are - intended as a confidential, internal registry of cases of alleged or confirmed abuse in which volunteers were expelled from the organization and were not to be reinstated.