OpenOffice.org 3.0.1 released

pipl – People Search


pipl – People Search

“The most comprehensive people search on the web” is not only this site’s slogan, it may also be accurate. pipl uses proprietary algorithms to search the “deep web”; i.e., deeper than the links on pages most search sites use.

The site is free. Premium search services sponsor banners within pipl search results. The free results should be adequate for most users. Try a “vanity search” on your name to see just how much information is out there about you.

ScreenToaster


ScreenToaster – Create screencasts in seconds and share your videos online

ScreenToaster is an online screencast service allowing you to capture screen activity.

To watch videos : Just click on a video to launch the player.
To record videos : Click on “Start recording” or “New recording”, start recording using the shortcuts.
When finished, add audio and subtitles, describe and tag your video so other users can easily find your screencasts.

ScreenToaster is compatible with Windows XP and Vista, Mac OS X and Linux.

ScreenToaster is optimized to run on Firefox 2 , Internet Explorer 7 , Chrome, Opera 9 and Safari.

ScreenToaster is free .

FINDLAW: Peanut Butter Inspection Finds Salmonella and Failure to Exercise Controls


FDA INSPECTION REPORT FOR PEANUT CORP. OF AMERICA

(FDA S.E. Region, Atlanta, GA, Jan. 27, 2009) – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s inspection of a peanut butter and peanut paste processing facility in Georgia found harmful Salmonella at different places in the facility. Inspectors concluded that the Peanut Corporation of America failed “to manufacture foods under conditions and controls necessary to minimize the potential for growth of microorganisms and contamination.”

Related Resources
• Peanut Butter Products Recalled, Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

FINDLAW:Daily Opinion Summaries for U.S. Supreme Court – 1/26/09


CIVIL PROCEDURE, CIVIL RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE

Van de Kamp v. Goldstein, No. 07-854
In the context of 42 U.S.C. section 1983 civil rights suits, a prosecutor’s absolute immunity extends to claims that the prosecution failed to disclose impeachment material due to failure to: 1) properly train prosecutors; 2) properly supervise prosecutors; or 3) establish an information system containing potential impeachment material about informants.

 

CIVIL PROCEDURE, CIVIL RIGHTS, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

Crawford v. Metro. Gov’t of Nashville, No. 06-1595

The protection of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids retaliation by employers against employees who report workplace race or gender discrimination, extends to an employee who speaks out about discrimination not on her own initiative, but in answering questions during an employer’s internal investigation.

 

COMMERCIAL LAW, CONTRACTS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, SERVICES, TAX LAW

US v. Eurodif S.A., No. 07-1059
In a case involving the propriety of the Commerce Department’s treatment of certain transactions as sales of “foreign merchandise” subject to the Tariff Act’s anti-dumping provision, 19 U.S.C. section 1673, the Court rules that the Commerce Department’s treatment of certain imports of low enriched uranium as sales of goods (rather than “services”) was a permissible interpretation and application of section 1673, despite the parties’ contracts calling the transactions “sales of uranium enrichment services”.

 

 

CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, EVIDENCE

Arizona v. Johnson, No. 07-1122
In a case involving the authority of police officers to “stop and frisk” a passenger in a motor vehicle after a traffic stop, the Court rules that: 1) the first condition of Terry v. Ohio, i.e. a lawful investigatory stop, is met whenever it is lawful for police to detain an automobile and its occupants pending inquiry into a vehicular violation; 2) police need not have, in addition, cause to believe any occupant of the vehicle is involved in criminal activity; and 3) to justify a pat-down of the driver or a passenger during a traffic stop, however, just as in the case of a pedestrian reasonably suspected of criminal activity, the police must harbor reasonable suspicion that the person subjected to the frisk is armed and dangerous.

 

 

 

CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, PER CURIAM, SENTENCING

Nelson v. US, No. 08-5657
The Court re-emphasizes that its cases do not allow a sentencing court (as opposed to an appellate court) to presume that a sentence within the applicable Sentencing Guidelines range is reasonable. Here, the sentencing court clearly applied a presumption of reasonableness to petitioner’s Guidelines range, and the circuit court erred in affirming the sentence.

 

 

 

ERISA, FAMILY LAW, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

Kennedy v. Plan Admin. for DuPont Savings & Inv. Plan, No. 07-636
In an ERISA case involving the Act’s limitation on assignment or alienation of benefits, and a divorced spouse’s purported waiver of her entitlement to benefits, the Supreme Court rules in favor of ERISA plan administrator that had paid out benefits to former wife-designated beneficiary because: 1) although a waiver of the type at issue, i.e. a federal common law waiver embodied in a divorce decree that was not a qualified domestic relations order, is not rendered invalid by the text of the anti-alienation provision; nevertheless, 2) plan administrator properly disregarded the waiver due to its conflict with the beneficiary designation made by former husband in accordance with plan documents.

Taxpayers in New York File with Different Center


News release IR-2009-7 announces that taxpayers in Delaware, Illinois, New York and Rhode Island who file paper income tax returns will send them to different processing centers this year.

New York paper filers will now file in Kansas City Service Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Forms for Claims Against the City of New York


NYC Comptroller’s Office Bureau of Law and Adjustment

Claims against the City of New York are filed through the Comptroller’s Office Bureau of Law & Adjustment. Under Section 50-e of the General Municipal Law, all tort claims against the City of New York should be in writing on the enclosed forms or in a similar format. The Notice of Claim must be Notarized and served Personally or by Certified Mail within ninety (90) days from the date of the occurrence

All forms are in the Adobe .pdf format.

CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY OF NEW YORK

AUTOMOBILE PROPERTY DAMAGE
NOTICE OF CLAIM
PERSONAL INJURY
PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS
NOTICE 0F CLAIM: SALARY
NOTICE OF CLAIM: SIDEWALK ASSESSMENT
WATER DAMAGES: LIST OF DAMAGES AND COSTS

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