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Americans With Disabilities Act Does Not Protect Medical Marijuana Users That Face Discrimination Based On Their Use Of Marijuana

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that a municipality that shuts down facilities that provide marijuana cannot be held liable for violating Title II of the Americans with Disabilites Act: The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) does not protect the use of medical…

201205.31
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NYC transit settles religious clothing issue with DOJ

The Huffington Post is reporting that “Sikh and Muslim transit workers in New York City are celebrating the settlement of a federal lawsuit that will allow them to wear turbans on the job, in public and without affixing Metropolitan Transit Authority logos to them. They will just have to be the same blue color as…

201205.30
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Olay anti-aging products hit with false-advertising suit

The Los Angeles Times has reported that, “A San Joaquin County woman has brought a class-action suit against Procter & Gamble Co., accusing its Olay Regenerist line of anti-aging products of false advertising and ‘ill-gotten gains.’ In Superior Court in Los Angeles, a complaint from Lorette Perez-Pirio this week said that magazine and Internet ads…

201205.03
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Attorney for Accretive Health criticizes Minnesota AG

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, “Accretive Health has accused Minnesota’s Attorney General of releasing confidential documents and negotiating in bad faith in connection with last week’s public report blasting the consulting firm for its debt-collection practices at Fairview hospitals.” The company’s lawyer, in a letter, “said Attorney General Lori Swanson had distorted” Accretive’s “business practices…

201205.03
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Group finds toxic chemicals in common gardening products

CNN’s “The Chart” blog reports the nonprofit environmental group HealthyStuff.org “tested nearly 200 common garden products and found two-thirds of them contained significant levels of one or more toxic chemicals they ranked of ‘high concern.’” In gardening products, such as “hoses, gloves, kneeling pads and a variety of tools like shovels and trowels researchers found…

201205.02
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Wal-Mart to Pay $4.8 Million in Back Wages

The Washington Post reports, “The Labor Department on Tuesday ordered Wal-Mart to pay $4.8 million in back wages and damages to thousands of employees who were denied overtime charges, the latest in a string of embarrassments for the company over its business practices.” The department “said its decision affects roughly 4,500 vision-center managers and asset-protection…