Led Zeppelin denies claims they did not write ‘Stairway to Heaven’
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Led Zeppelin denies claims they did not write ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Led Zeppelin denied liability last month in its answer to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit that challenges the authorship of the group’s iconic “Stairway to Heaven” song. Defendants admit that Led Zeppelin has been called one of the greatest bands in history and its members were and are exceptionally talented,” the pleading states, “but otherwise…

Obama won’t seek intervention on blocked immigration plans after adverse 5th Circuit ruling
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Obama won’t seek intervention on blocked immigration plans after adverse 5th Circuit ruling

The Obama administration won’t ask the U.S. Supreme Court to allow him immediately to implement an immigration program that would defer deportation for millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States, the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday. Instead, the administration will defend its planned executive actions on the merits before the New Orleans-based 5th…

A fired worker sued and won $5.7 million against his employer for wrongful termination
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A fired worker sued and won $5.7 million against his employer for wrongful termination

Workers suing their former companies for wrongful termination and discrimination are increasingly adding defamation claims to their lawsuits. The defamation claim often alleges that companies gave false reasons for firing a worker.  About 60 to 70 percent of the wrongful termination and harassment cases include defamation claims, “whether or not they’re appropriate.” A defamation claim made…

Mobile App Records Police During Drunken-driving Stops and Will Call Lawyer For You Automatically
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Mobile App Records Police During Drunken-driving Stops and Will Call Lawyer For You Automatically

A fledgling smartphone application could put lawyers in contact with potential clients in drunken-driving cases almost before they are ticketed. Known as the Duey Dialer, it allows a driver to activate audio recording of a traffic stop at the touch of a button.  The app also automatically contacts an attorney with drunken-driving expertise if it…