Archive | October, 2011

Women vs Wal-Mart Discrimination: Take Two

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Wal-Mart is again in hot water for the alleged gender discrimination
Wal-Mart’s woes continue with resumed accusations of gender discrimination in California and Texas. Back in June, we reported on the original complaint representing 1.5 million women that was thrown out by the Supreme Court due to the incorrect use of a  class action suit. The court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have enough in…
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We saw protesters camped outside London's famous St Paul's Cathedral

Episode 42: Occupy Wall Street, False Advertising, and Groupon’s IPO

The intrepid travelers are back, and so too is the podcast! I hope you missed us. So, just to recap, Charley and I were in London last week, my home town and the greatest city in the world. (Biased? Me!? No.) But, joking aside, we had a great trip, speaking at the Legal Futures conference…
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Zuccotti Park and the New York protests highlight the legal intricacies surrounding the First Amendment and public spaces

Does the First Amendment Protect the “Occupy” Protesters?

With no one leader, no single enemy, no one solution, no end point, and no comprehensive set of demands – only that the conversation continue, the Occupy protests pose more questions than answers. Suggesting a new way of life, a new dialogue and a new way of looking at politics and democracy, the Occupy movement…
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Boo! The Three Scariest Risk Factors in the Groupon IPO Filing

Daily deals site Groupon is about to join the select group of companies able to complete an initial public offering (IPO). In connection with the offering, it has published a prospectus, detailing the firm’s business operations and describing the “risk factors” that should be considered before making a decision to buy Groupon shares.  However, if…
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Groupon IPO Boosted by Growth

Despite one false start and the new, lower valuation of $10-$11.4 billion, Groupon is armed with frenetic growth and is finally on the way to an influential IPO. With high volatility continuing to play a role in the market-place, this IPO will be just the fourth in the U.S. since the beginning of September, and…
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