MSBA Legal News Digest

National Legal News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014


  • The Truth About Chicago's Crime Rates. The city's drop in crime has been nothing short of miraculous. Here's what's behind the unbelievable numbers. Go to Chicago Magazine Header

  • Should Pets Have the Same Legal Rights as People? As courts treat dogs and cats more like humans, veterinarians and small-business owners are fighting back. Go to Wall Street Journal Header

  • SeaWorld Loses Appeal in Death of Killer Whale Trainer. A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday upheld an agency's findings that SeaWorld violated federal law by exposing killer whale trainers to hazardous working conditions. Go to The National Law Journal Header

  • NHL Sued by Ex-Players Over Culture of 'Extreme Violence'. The National Hockey League was sued by nine former players who claim a culture of “extreme violence” resulted in head injuries and subsequent long-term consequences related to trauma. Go to Bloomberg Header

  • Out of hours working banned by German labour ministry. Germany's employment ministry has banned its managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in emergencies, under new guidelines intended to prevent employees from burning out. Go to The Telegraph Header

  • Who Gets Sued When Your Robot Car Crashes? You are a terrible driver. By human standards, you might be pretty good, but you'll never be able to match the reaction time, 360-degree monitoring, and prescient awareness autonomous vehicles will soon provide. Go to National Journal Header

  • Lost In Translation: French Rule On Work Email Covers Fewer Workers. Reports that an agreement between French unions and the consulting and tech industries would force 1 million workers to turn off their phones after 6 p.m. turns out to be exaggerated. Go to NPR Header

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