Legal Blog Round-Up 11.14.08 Edition

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Tuesday marked the annual day to pay tribute to our country’s war veterans and, in timely fashion, a lawsuit was filed against the Department of Veterans Affairs seeking to speed up the timely delivery of disabled-veterans benefits amid what critics call a ''horrendous'' backlog that can delay benefits for months, even years, said the Blog of Legal Times.

In Woodside, CA, Steve Jobs lost in a ruling that charges him to pay the lawyer fees of preservationist group, Uphold Our Heritage. Several years back, Jobs bought an old and historic home and promptly told the town residents he was going to bulldoze the thing down and build a new home. Uphold Our Heritage swiftly protested, won, and now there fees will be paid for by Mr. Jobs.

For those of you in the market to buy a new flat screen TV, cell phone, computer, etc., congrats for holding out! The wait might have paid off as the three largest makers of computer and video screens plead guilty to a price fixing conspiracy. The WSJ Law Blog says the conspiracies ''affected millions of American consumers who use computers, cellphones and numerous other household electronics every day.'' LG Display, Sharp, and Chungwha are to pay fines of $585 million.

Over the weekend, watch out for sneak attack layoffs and buy that TV you’ve been eyeing.

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