Defying the Rule of Law

August 27, 2015

During a White House Press Conference in 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower explained why he sent the military to Little Rock when local officials defied court orders on desegregation: “There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not...

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Iowa Select Herbs Banned from Marketing Misbranded and Adulterated Supplements

August 21, 2015

Many dietary supplements and drugs claim to provide some type of health benefit. Walk into any Walgreens and you will see an entire aisle devoted to supplements. Or look at any of the ads you are bombarded with when you...

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Ascertainability, Injury and the Upside-down View of Class Actions

August 19, 2015

Class actions are a procedural device enabling courts to handle large numbers of similar claims efficiently and economically. The procedural device serves two purposes. Spending $100 to get $50 First, litigation is so expensive and time-consuming that the science of...

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ABA Looks for the Best of the Best Legal “Blawgs”

August 10, 2015

Ever year the American Bar Association honors 100 of the best legal blogs with its Blawg 100 Amici.  In 2015 – its ninth year – the ABA continues to seek out the best in legal blogs with topics ranging from...

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Jim Beam’s “Crafty” Advertising Questioned by Class Action Lawsuit

August 07, 2015

Many alcohol companies have been under fire for making false advertising claims about the production of their alcohol. Oftentimes, they hype their spirits as being “handmade” or “locally produced” on the labels. In turn, consumers are willing to pay extra...

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Chamber of Commerce’s Big Ties to Big Tobacco Under Fire

July 08, 2015

You can’t please all of the people all of the time, and if you’re the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that’s certainly true right now. The CVS Health Corporation, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S., has withdrawn its...

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Marriage Equality Wins

June 29, 2015

I was late to work on Friday. Not because I couldn’t find a taxi, or the dogs were lagging on their morning walk. In fact, I had already started working around 8:30 a.m. on my patio—pot of coffee made, laptop...

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