The Oct. 4, 2015, storm wrecked parts of Columbia with what many people consider the worst flood in the city’s history. Hundreds of homes flooded and many people had to scurry away in boats. Some of the city’s major intersections were underwater. Power was knocked out and Columbia’s water system was unusable for days because of contamination concerns. Dams across the Gills' Creek watershed broke, including the one at Semmes Lake. … [Read more...] about Once-secret report reveals new details about failed Fort Jackson dam
The defendant by themselves, their partners (if applicable), directors, principal officers, servants, retailers, stockiest, distributors, representatives and agents be restrained by a permanent order and injunction from directly or indirectly, using, copying, making copies of, issuing copies, communicating to the public or using in any other manner, the plaintiff’s artistic work or any other colourable imitation of the same including the label/trade dress of the defendant’s product “SPASMO– PRONYVON”. Pass a decree of permanent injunction against the defendants thereby restraining them by through themselves, their partners, directors, principal officers, employees, representative, stockist, dealer, agents, sister companies to forthwith surrender and hand over to the plaintiff company for destruction of all the goods/products that are an imitation of the plaintiff company trademark and of all material, goods, articles, utensils, stickers, hoardings, boxes … [Read more...] about Bombay HC Restrains Jackson Labs From Manufacturing Or Selling Drug Deceptively Similar To Wockhardt’s Spasmoproxyvon [Read Order]
The Court explained that striking expert testimony pursuant to Tax Court Practice and Procedure Rule 143(g) (governing expert witness reports) occurs when a putative expert omits information from the report without good cause for the omission. In this case, the Court explained that the IRS’s expert failed to disclose his valuation work on his long list of expert-testimony engagements attached to his resume, but ruled that the omission was merely a “clerical error.” However, the expert did provide false testimony at trial when he testified he did not work on or write a valuation report in the matter involving Whitney Houston’s Estate. The Court determined that there had to be some negative consequences for the expert’s false testimony, and settled on discounting his credibility and opinions. … [Read more...] about IRS Valuation Expert for Michael Jackson Estate Case Almost Thrown Out!
According to the Judge, while the state’s “right to farm” law prohibits ordinances and lawsuits that treat a common farming practice as a trespass or nuisance, it does not protect activities that harm commercial agriculture. The harm here, as argued by defendants, was the potential tainting of organic crops resulting from cross-pollination from nearby commercial GMO-crop farms. “While farming practices may not be limited by a suburbanite’s sensitivities, they may be limited if they cause damage to another farm’s crops,” Judge Clark said. “Farmers have always been able to bring claims against other farmers [under the Right to Farm Act] for practices that cause actionable damage to their commercial agriculture products,” and the Jackson County ordinance simply “serves to prevent such damage before it happens,” he said. … [Read more...] about Big Win for Anti-GMO Groups as Oregon Federal Judge Upholds Jackson County GMO Ban
But back to Jackson. When necessary to avert immediate dangers posed by those exhorting violence, he was ready to grant government the power of intervention. In a 1949 case, he dissented from a decision overturning the breach-of-peace conviction of a former priest whose incendiary pro-fascist and anti-Semitic rhetoric had provoked two mobs to clash. Citing the necessity of public order, Jackson warned in his dissent: “If the court does not temper its doctrinaire logic with a little practical wisdom, it will convert the constitutional Bill of Rights into a suicide pact.” Again, his clarion, pithy insights are enduringly relevant. … [Read more...] about Celebrating the powerful eloquence of Justice Robert Jackson