Petraeus Scandal Figure Sues FBI, Pentagon over Alleged Leaks

Thomson Reuters; June 4, 2013 A Tampa woman whose name surfaced in the scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair has sued the FBI, Defense Department and unidentified government officials alleging they defamed her and violated her rights. … Continue reading

Lawyers Push for Federal Rule Exception to Save Girl

ABC News; June 4, 2013 Lawyers for 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who has been denied a lung transplant because of a controversial federal policy, say Health and Human Services’ Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ decision to review the policy — but not in … Continue reading

Straight-A Student Loses Legal Fight to Walk At High School Graduation

ABC News; June 3, 2013 A straight-A student at the top of her class has lost her legal battle to walk at her high school graduation after she was barred from the ceremony because she was allegedly drinking alcohol at … Continue reading

Crowdsourcing Faces Ethical, Legal Risks

ZDNet; June 4, 2013 SINGAPORE–As crowdsourcing gains traction, risks also will emerge from companies that exploit the public for their own benefit and questions remain over which is the rightful owner of the resulting intellectual property (IP). Sean Moffitt, managing … Continue reading

U.S. Says Actions of WikiLeaks Soldier Show ‘Arrogance’

Thomson Reuters; June 3, 2013 U.S. military prosecutors said arrogance drove the American soldier who went on trial on Monday accused of orchestrating the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history through the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website three years ago. … Continue reading

When an Extended Home Warranty Extends Nothing but Frustration; June 3, 2013 Lakewood Ranch, FL: The home warranty is, in some respects and in certain contexts, somewhat of an oxymoron. A builder’s warranty, which is usually in force for the first five years of life for a new … Continue reading

Apple e-book trial: 5 things to watch for

Washington Post; June 3, 2013 Apple’s showdown with the Justice Department on alleged price-fixing of e-books begins Monday morning, in a case closely watched across media and entertainment industries grappling with their transitions to digital businesses. It is rare for … Continue reading

FDA Gives Avandia another Look

MedPageToday; June 3, 2013 A reassessment of the results of the RECORD trial by independent reviewers has turned up similar results to the initial report, possibly signaling new life for the embattled diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia), according to FDA documents. … Continue reading

Supreme Court Upholds DNA Swabbing of People under Arrest

NBC News; June 3, 2013 The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the police practice of taking DNA samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted of a crime, ruling that it amounts to the 21st century version of … Continue reading

Arias to Speak to Jury Deciding Whether She Lives or Dies

CNN; May 21, 2013 (CNN) — Whether Jodi Arias lives or dies is now in the hands of a jury. She will address its members directly Tuesday morning. Arias said earlier this month that she would rather die than endure … Continue reading