Media, Law and Politics

An arbitration agreement may specify confidentiality, but does that term necessarily control and require sealing of subsequent proceedings in court? “No,” usually, is the answer according to a recent federal district court ruling in CAA Sports LLC v. Dogra, No. 4:18-cv-01887-SNLJ, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 214223 (E.D. Mo. Dec. 20, 2018).  The key portion

Remember when the words in use were "weed killer"  or "herbicide" ?

 A news article from Brazil makes repeated use of a loaded new term:  agrotoxins.The article has a definite view. It  bemoans Brazil’s continued use of large amounts of asbestos, and various pesticides banned in the EU and elsewhere.  

The counter names/words? "Crop protection chemicals," as used here by

When disaster strikes, credibility is key,  as explained by Levick Communications.  BP survived the "perp walk"  to Congress, but today’s NYT article on the disaster indicates the possibility that BP may be on the brink of a costly mistake. That mistake could rock its stock price, which  already is down about 20%.   

The possible mistake

Today, media spin is everywhere as industries, governments, and NGO’s go back and forth on regulatory  issues in a wide range of contexts. When one thinks back on the media ploys and activities of the tobacco industry, there are obvious history lessons to be learned and applied.  When it comes to regulatory issues involving science, it is difficult to take