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When Big Business Attacks Science and Discredits Scientists

Tyrone-thumb-388x389-32741A recent article in the New Yorker  chronicles the systematic attack on science by a large agribusiness on a University of California Berkeley professor who discovered some undesirable side effects caused by one of the company’s chemicals.

Professor Tyrone Hayes was hired by Syngenta (which at the time was …

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Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – The Debate Heats Up

FRCP4Last Saturday, the U.S. government closed public comments to the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The proposed changes,  which were introduced to help speed up the pretrial litigation process, have been the subject of heated debate between the plaintiffs’ and defendants’ bars.

The two most controversial …

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Lawsuit Alleges MLB Exploits Minor League Players

1Ball-thumb-195x183-32489A lawsuit filed by Korein Tillery alleges that minor league baseball players are paid illegally low wages.

The putative class action lawsuit, filed on February 6 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, charges Major League Baseball, commissioner Bud Selig, and three major league teams with violating federal and state wage and hour laws and actively colluding …

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