The Pot Calling the Kettle Grey

Universal is suing a porn company:

The copyright owner of the mega-selling book, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Universal Studios, which owns movie rights, aren’t happy with a porn film titled Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation.

In the new lawsuit, Fifty Shades Ltd. and Universal point to that quote as proof of . . . → Read More: The Pot Calling the Kettle Grey

MF Global and HSBC case

As usual, Zero Hedge and others hype a story way beyond the reality (see here for the Bloomberg story), such as: ZH: ”is whether or not MF Global was rehypothecating (there is that word again), or lending, or repoing, or whatever you want to call it, that one physical asset that it should not have been . . . → Read More: MF Global and HSBC case

A Note on Negative Social and Economic Preferencing

I admit it. Back in the day (the day when I hiked and even did a bit of climbing, that is), I owned a couple of North Face™ shirts. I doubt they’re still around. If they are, I’ll find them and sock them away for a public burning if it comes to that. I . . . → Read More: A Note on Negative Social and Economic Preferencing

Google-Yahoo Deal Under Investigation by Justice Department

The high-profile advertising partnership between Google and Yahoo announced in June after merger talks between Microsoft and Yahoo collapsed could run into a challenge from the U.S. Justice Department. The Association of National Advertisers, the American Association of Advertising Agencies, and the International Advertising Association have expressed concerns about the deal and asked the Justice . . . → Read More: Google-Yahoo Deal Under Investigation by Justice Department

Reforming Healthcare & Taking On Big Pharma: An E-Interview & Reader Q&A with S.J. Robinson

Former nurse and retired attorney S.J. Robinson, author of The Price of Death, has practiced law dealing with medical malpractice and insurance companies over the last 30 years. Her book focuses on issues such as health insurance reform, oversight for prescription drug production, and the growing power of healthcare conglomerates. For more information about . . . → Read More: Reforming Healthcare & Taking On Big Pharma: An E-Interview & Reader Q&A with S.J. Robinson

Health Insurance Companies Take Advantage of Doctors, Part V

I previously wrote about the EOB and how insurance companies try their many tricks to decrease reimbursement to physicians. Most physicians do not fight back. Some do. Medical Economics has highlighted the plight of one physician who has been fighting back. Their story is about a Chicago ENT surgeon who brought a lawsuit against . . . → Read More: Health Insurance Companies Take Advantage of Doctors, Part V

Health Insurance Companies Take Advantage of Doctors, Part IV

I previously posted about insurance companies and the EOB. I’ve been thinking more and more about this issue and have come to the conclusion that physicians must band together and file class action lawsuits against insurance companies in order to collect the reimbursements that they legally deserve. If you take a closer look at . . . → Read More: Health Insurance Companies Take Advantage of Doctors, Part IV

Subprime Crisis Leading to Increased Lawsuits, Studies Show

The present financial crisis has resulted in an increase in the number of lawsuits filed in the country. The mortgage meltdown is forcing financial institutions to leave the negotiating table and turn to the courts to resolve subprime-related disputes with their partners. In the past, large financial institutions often shied away from suing each . . . → Read More: Subprime Crisis Leading to Increased Lawsuits, Studies Show

Exxon Valdez Ruling: A Well-Established Track Record

After this term’s recent Supreme Court case ruling slashing the punitive damages award that Exxon had been penalized in the disastrous Valdez spill, tort and maritime lawmakers, corporate lawyers, and CEO’s around the world are paying attention. What started as a $500 billion award in punitive damages (compared to $287 million in compensatory damages) . . . → Read More: Exxon Valdez Ruling: A Well-Established Track Record

How Your Doctor’s Greatest Fear Can Cost You

One of the reasons that the costs of medical care continue to escalate is the litigious society we live in. Physicians, leery of the litigious patient, must practice medicine in a defensive manner. Oftentimes, they must prescribe medications or order expensive tests to cover all bases. These expensive routine workups are a primary reason . . . → Read More: How Your Doctor’s Greatest Fear Can Cost You