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“Blue Bloods” Actress Jennifer Esposito in a Row with CBS Related to Her Illness

“Blue Bloods” Actress Jennifer Esposito in a Row with CBS Related to Her Illness

Actress Jennifer Esposito put CBS and the world on notice of her medical condition when last year she announced on the Late Show with David Letterman that she was diagnosed (in 2009) with celiac disease. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that can be deadly over time.

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Tim Tebow Trademarks Tebowing

Tim Tebow Trademarks Tebowing

Taking a knee and holding your fist to your head is called “Tebowing,” after the former Bronco, now Jet, always devout and sometimes quarterback, Tim Tebow. You probably already knew this, which may be one reason why the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Tim Tebow a trademark for the term Tebowing.

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Passport to Justice

Passport to Justice

The mission of the Speak Up centers is to provide legal advocacy, train advocates, and fund people who serve the poor and fight against injustice. This mission is closely aligned with HS&A’s own values and combines legal excellence with a commitment to community.

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State of the Court with Judge Mary Thornton House

By Martin Sullivan – Jack Schaedel and Martin Sullivan attended a luncheon today at the University Club in downtown Pasadena to learn about the State of the Los Angeles County Superior Court in a discussion led by Judge Mary Thornton House. The message — the Court is […]

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Court Strikes Down Prop. 8

By Christina Paquette – On February 7, 2012 a three-judge panel for the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down Proposition 8 – a ballot measure passed in 2008 that amended California’s constitution to limit marriage to heterosexual couples. The Court ruled that Prop. 8, […]

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Recent Developments in Mental Health Care Coverage

By Agnes Markarian Sullivan – Blue Shield of California recently settled an enforcement action with state regulators over providing special therapy for autism patients. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Blue Shield will no longer deny applied behavior analysis therapy as a non-covered service, challenge its […]

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High-End Shoemaker Wants Exclusive Rights To “China Red” Soles

By Martin E. Sullivan – What’s the difference between a Louboutin sole and a Tory Burch medallion?  One goes on the bottom of a shoe and the other on top.  Riiiight, but there’s more.  Christian Louboutin SA attorneys appeared Tuesday in the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of […]

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New Employee Notice Obligations Under “Anti-Wage Theft” Law

By Jennifer Tsao – Under California Assembly Bill 469, the “Wage Theft Prevention Act”, California employers are required to comply with new Labor Code section 2810.5 effective January 1, 2012.  The new law requires, among other things, that California employers provide non-exempt employees with written notice of […]

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Ninth Circuit Awards Victory to Website Owners in Landmark Copyright Case

By Jamie Jung – Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit handed down an important ruling that affects the rights of all copyright holders with regard to infringement on the internet. In 2007, UMG Recordings sued Veoh, a video-sharing website, for copyright infringement by users who had uploaded the label’s […]

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