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 Reading between the lines in various legal documents, it seems that the allegations are that after the technology in question had been disclosed to a Shell company in the USA, the information was passed to Shell in the Netherlands in breach of confidentiality. 06/19/2014 - 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 ... 12/21/2014 - 3:23 pm | View Website
Valleywag Sorry to disrupt. ... Here's some hot tech news about a hot new app with a hot new idea: Bumble is a forthcoming app that appears to be yet another product devoted to ... 12/21/2014 - 10:58 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) 12/21/2014 - 7:52 am | View Website
Congressional Budget Office | Nonpartisan Analysis for the ... CBO provides Congress with nonpartisan analyses for economic and budget decisions and with estimates required for the Congressional budget process. 12/21/2014 - 6:55 am | View Website
Healthcare business news, research, data and events from ... The leader in healthcare business news, research & data ... People CMS official Cindy Mann's departure surprises, saddens her supporters 12/21/2014 - 2:23 am | View Website
Voters grant President Barack Obama an overall positive job rating of 43%, according to a new poll by Zogby Analytics, conducted December 17 and 18. The nationwide online poll of 881 likely voters shows a majority (54%) disapproving of Mr. Obama’s job performance and 3% not sure. In many ways the 
Paris (AFP) - A driver shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France on Sunday, injuring 11 of them, just a day after a man yelling the same words was killed in an attack on police officers. Two of the people injured in the car attack in the city of Dijon were in a serious condition, a police source said, adding that the driver had been arrested."The man, born in 1974, is apparently unbalanced and had been in a psychiatric hospital," a source close to the investigation told AFP, adding that "for now his motives are still unclear".
LOS ANGELES — Sony is hellbent on releasing The Interview as soon as it's able, but reports that the battered studio is debuting the movie on its free online streaming service Crackle are false, Mashable has learned.
Sony considers The Interview to be merely delayed, David Boies, a lawyer for the studio, told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd on Saturday afternoon.
"It will be distributed.