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“I’m Sorry, But I Will Not Make Your Wedding Cake…” Discrimination or Religious Objection? New Conflicts in a Changing Society

By Taso Tsiganos on Sunday, August 6th, 2017

In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court held that “the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment, couples of the same-sex may not be deprived of that right and that liberty.”[1] The Court required that…

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An Unlikely Divorce: The Split Between Actual and Punitive Damages

By Alexandra Verven on Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Last Monday, July 24th, a federal jury in Chicago ordered drugmaker AbbVie Inc. to pay $150 million solely in punitive damages for fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel.[1] This lawsuit began when Jesse Mitchell, an Oregon-based Plaintiff, sued AbbVie Inc., an Illinois-based company, in 2014 after Mitchell suffered a heart attack…

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The Legal Profession’s Greatest Nemesis: Alcohol, Drugs, and Depression

By Kasim Carbide on Monday, July 17th, 2017

Although attorneys zealously represent their clients in difficult situations every day, but who helps attorneys if they’re in a difficult situation? Recently, a well known attorney in Silicon Valley overdosed on pharmaceutical drugs to the surprise of his co-workers, family, and friends, prompting concerns of drug and alcohol abuse among attorneys.[1] The general prevalence of…

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