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June 08, 2018

Why does Florida require people to use outdated hearing aid technology?

Technology has made leaps and bounds since the original hearing aid—aka the ear trumpet—came onto the market.  Nowadays, state-of-the-art hearing aids are sophisticated enough to allow users to fit and tune the devices themselves using iPhones, tablets, or home computers.  In theory, hearing aids should more accessible than ever; one ...

January 22, 2016

Florida charter school application illegally denied by hostile school board

This week, PLF filed a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that the School Board of Palm Beach County illegally denied an application to start a new charter school. Charter schools are privately run public schools that operate under a performance contract (charter) with a public sponsor (usually a school district). Charter schools operate free from ...

June 03, 2013

Supreme Court vacates decision on front-loading washers

Today, in Sears Roebuck v. Butler, the United States Supreme Court vacated the Seventh Circuit's decision that permitted a class action against Sears, over alleged moldy smells emanating from certain washing machines and sent the case back to that court for reconsideration in light of a recent Supreme Court decision (Comcast v. Behrend) that emphas ...

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