Ore. smokejumpers skydive into illegal pot garden A team of smokejumpers parachuting into a fire in the mountains of Southern Oregon landed in an illegal marijuana garden being prepared for growing season. The six smokejumpers from a base in Redmond found the site Monday evening, when there was a rash of lightning strikes. More
Shell offers $51 million to settle Nigerian oil spills claim, but will pay much more Despite all of the bluster, Shell settled all of the claims mentioned in the press statement and all other subsequent court actions we brought against the company, including two libel actions ... damages caused.” In a judgment delivered by Mr Justice ... 06/20/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Happy 2nd birthday… and thanks a million The UK Human Rights Blog ... co-bloggers and campaigners, and I am now regularly invited to speak about human rights to all sorts of audiences, including schools, students, those in Government and NGOs. I am not sure whether any of this brings in extra ... 04/4/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
A $2.5 Million Libel Judgment Brings the Question: Are Bloggers Journalists? That was the headline on a conservative blog following a $2.5 million judgment this month against blogger Crystal Cox in a defamation case tried in federal court in Oregon. It’s a case followed closely in both the blogosphere and in the traditional media ... 12/21/2011 - 7:00 pm | View Link
University Sues Former Investment Officer Thomas Kannam for $3 Million The University filed its suit in the Middletown Superior Court on November 24, requesting a hearing which could force Kannam to put aside a $3 million pre-judgment remedy that would be paid to the University if it eventually wins its case. There was no pub ... 12/10/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Disgraced journalist wants $75 million for destroying network’s credibility Remember, he’s “big on personal responsibility.” From the Times: Mr. Rather, 75, asserts that the network violated his contract by giving him insufficient airtime on “60 Minutes” after forcing him to step down as anchor of the “CBS Evening News ... 09/18/2007 - 1:00 pm | View Link
libel and slander Facts, information, pictures ... libel and slander, in law, types of defamation. In common law, written defamation was libel and spoken defamation was slander. Today, however, there are no such clear ... 11/22/2014 - 1:03 am | View Website
Airing the Family Laundry: Libel, Slander and Defamation ... Airing the Family Laundry: Libel, Slander and Defamation of Character (Part One and Two) 11/21/2014 - 2:04 pm | View Website
Valleywag Sorry to disrupt. ... Just over two years ago, Google's Sergey Brin was on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, taking a bow following fashion icon Diane von ... 11/21/2014 - 12:45 pm | View Website
Breaking Legal News & Entertainment Law Blog Gain insight into breaking legal matters in the entertainment world. From celebrity lawsuits to imposing court decisions, stay up-to-date with The Hollywood Reporter ESQ. 11/21/2014 - 11:20 am | View Website
Buster Olney Blog Again, this is not only about defense, or offense, but rather overall play, and ESPN Stats & Info's Mark Simon sent along the following: "Something to keep in mind ... 11/21/2014 - 5:14 am | View Website
Last weekend I injected an RFID tag into my right hand. It was a spur of the moment thing, really. I was at the Singularity University Summit in Amsterdam and an hour before me Raymond McCauley, Chair of SU's Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Track, had an RFID tag inserted into his hand 
Last week, Wells Fargo was the first private student loan lender to announce it will modify private student loans for borrowers that are facing financial hardship. While many private lenders have worked with borrowers, Wells Fargo is one of the first to announce that it will offer long term modifications 
The company's revenues grew by around 12.5% year-over-year to $616.8 million driven by higher shipments to markets such as Japan and China, while operating income grew to $35.6 million from around $6 million the same quarter a year ago. The EPS came in at $0.14, missing consensus estimates, due to a $16 million foreign exchange loss that the company recorded to account for depreciation of the Euro and Japanese Yen against the U.
The ‘Fix It Here’ initiative can help RadioShack lure back old customers as well as attract new customers to its stores, which can help in cross selling other products. Additionally, people who might not want to opt for the repair service (due to high costs) have the option of buying a new device then and there.
ncreased competition in the 3G/4G market, aggressive 4G network expansion by China Mobile and a dual 4G strategy seem to be weighing on China Unicom’s performance. China Unicom recently announced plans to sell about 100 million 4G devices next year. It will be interesting to see how it plans to do this considering that its 4G user base currently is negligible.