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More Cities Suit Up for Legal Actions

wsj.com — Bank of Nova Scotia, drug maker Cephalon Inc. and Brazilian utility Eletrobas have at least one thing in common: They've all been sued by the city of Providence, R.I., in the past year. The 20-attorney legal department in Providence mostly defends the city against lawsuits.

Companies Finding a Mint in U.S. Scrap (and the U.S. is Skeptical)

Companies Finding a Mint in U.S. Scrap (and the U.S. is Skeptical)
blogs.wsj.com — The U.S. ships hundreds of thousands of tons of scrap to China each year, much of it comprising the aluminum remains of broken-down vehicles that have been fed through industrial shredders. The scrap is so laden with coins, many of them battered beyond recognition, that a new industry has emerged to reclaim and repatriate them.

Lost in the Seat Cushions, There’s $100 Million in Spare Change

Lost in the Seat Cushions, There’s $100 Million in Spare Change
wsj.com — The quarter stuck to the blob of gum in the ashtray, the dime wedged between the driver's seat cushions-these are the coins of Ronnie Shahar's realm. The U.S. ships hundreds of thousands of tons of scrap to China each year, much of it comprising the aluminum remains of broken-down vehicles that have been fed through industrial shredders.

AM Roundup: FBI Won’t Tell Apple How It Unlocked iPhone

AM Roundup: FBI Won’t Tell Apple How It Unlocked iPhone
blogs.wsj.com — Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news: Hastert sentenced: A federal judge sentenced former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison Wednesday for evading banking rules in what prosecutors said was a bid to hide sexual misconduct allegations from decades ago.

Police Access to Prescription-Drug Records Gets Tougher

Police Access to Prescription-Drug Records Gets Tougher
wsj.com — DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Courts, Legislators Begin to Restrict Warrantless Access to Users' Records For years, police across the country have had little trouble gaining records of prescription drugs used by individuals they suspect of committing a crime.

Appeals Court Restores Suit by Transgender Virginia Student

Appeals Court Restores Suit by Transgender Virginia Student
wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Although ruling was narrow, it could have impact on North Carolina's new LGBT law A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a lawsuit filed by a transgender student in Virginia challenging a school district policy banning him from the boys' restroom.

Judge Rules Sandy Hook Lawsuit Can Move Forward

Judge Rules Sandy Hook Lawsuit Can Move Forward
blogs.wsj.com — A Connecticut judge on Thursday rejected a bid by gun companies​ to​ ​squelch a ​lawsuit filed by families of those killed in the Sandy Hook massacre.

Appeals Court Says No Warrant Needed for Caller’s Location

Appeals Court Says No Warrant Needed for Caller’s Location
wsj.com — Federal agents can obtain cellphone records that reveal a caller's location without a warrant, a Cincinnati-based federal appeals court said on Wednesday, in the latest ruling to tackle the scope of privacy protections for data transmitted by personal devices.

No Warrant Required for Phone Location Records, Court Rules

No Warrant Required for Phone Location Records, Court Rules
blogs.wsj.com — Federal agents can obtain cellphone records that reveal a caller's location without a warrant, a federal appeal court in Cincinnati said on Wednesday in the latest ruling to tackle the scope of privacy protections for data transmitted by personal devices.

Roots of Apple-FBI Standoff Reach Back to 2008 Case

Roots of Apple-FBI Standoff Reach Back to 2008 Case
wsj.com — The roots of the current standoff between Apple Inc. and the Federal Bureau of Investigation reach back to 2008, with the unexpected discovery of a suspect's iPhone apparently forgotten inside a bag of diapers.
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May 02, 2016

RT @jacobgershman: Citigation: Aided by plaintiffs’ firms, cities go on offensive against an array of companies wsj.com/articles/more-… via@joe_palazzolo@joe_palazzolo

Apr 29, 2016

RT @sara_randazzo: Cashing in defective U.S. coins from China was good business, till the govt shut it down. Great read @joe_palazzolo httpon.wsj.com/1SD63Dw://t.co/ltXT9KUbpo

Apr 29, 2016

RT @nicole_hong: What happens to all those coins at the bottom of wishing wells? Read this great story by @joe_palazzolo wsj.com/articles/lost-…lW9q

Apr 29, 2016

RT @jacobgershman: Lost in the seat cushions, there’s $100 Million in spare change -- fascinating, fun a-hed by @joe_palazzolo https://t.cowsj.com/articles/lost-…21hSqrpcTo

Apr 29, 2016

The tons of scrap we ship to China each year is lousy with U.S. coins. Meet the man who makes his living off them wsj.com/articles/lost-…

Apr 29, 2016

RT @JENeumann: The Latest Activist Investor at Bank of America: A Ninth-Grader - WSJ pllqt.it/pnu4Q5 pic.twitter.com/b6Cf4YSCsP

Apr 28, 2016

Professors Rail Against Renaming Law School After Antonin Scalia, Taking Koch Money buzzfeed.com/danvergano/sca… via @dvergano

Apr 27, 2016

Supreme Court looks likely to throw out conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on.wsj.com/1NAh7UX

Apr 27, 2016

First use of TrueAllele, software that makes sense of DNA mixes, in an exoneration: cybgen.com/information/ne…


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