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“Unimportant” Case Yet Another Way SCOTUS Taking Away Your Rights

By Matt Wessler, Staff Attorney Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance Co., a case that has generated less attention than almost any other this term. That’s probably because the case combined two of the least exciting areas of the law—statutes…

Heisman Money Might Stymie FSU’s Title IX-Required Rape Investigation

By Sarah Belton, Cartwright-Baron Attorney A 2013 Heisman trophy win for Jameis Winston was always going to be historic.  On Saturday, when 19-year-old Winston received the 79th Heisman trophy, he became the youngest player ever to win the award.  But Winston’s win and his ongoing…

Gutting Crucial Provision of Federal Labor Law that Protects Workers

By Spencer Wilson, Brayton-Thornton Attorney and      Paul Bland, Senior Attorney A few years ago, the National Labor Relations Board issued a landmark decision in a case called D.R. Horton, which found that an employer violated federal labor law by requiring its employees to sign an…

Heisman Trophy: What’s Title IX Got to Do With It?

By Sarah Belton, Cartwright-Baron Attorney Yesterday, the Florida State Attorney announced that Jameis Winston, the starting Florida State University quarterback, ACC player of the year, and current Heisman trophy candidate won’t face criminal charges for sexual assault.  A female FSU student alleged that Winston raped…

Consumer Supporter? Not so much

By Amy Radon, Staff Attorney Our client, a woman from Santa Clara, CA, found herself in over her head in credit card debt in 2009. To find a way back to financial health, she reached out to American Debt Services to help her pay off…