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"a little drunk on intuition, maybe taking things too far"
Tip: If you’re going to photograph a bedroom at 6am, at least let the occupant get dressed first.
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When I saw my first apartment in Williamsburg, the super opened the door, and waived me in first. The guy sleeping naked on a mattress in the middle of the floor was certainly not expecting me.
General Mills, the food mega-corporation that owns Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, and basically every sweet cereal you ate and served your kids, has a startling new legal policy making it illegal to sue the company after you:
- download or print a coupon;
- “join” an online communities (which online communities is in question, but possibly including Facebook);
- subscribe to an email newsletter;
- or redeem a promotion or participate in any “offering.”
In other words: It just became nearly impossible to get a deal on a General Mills product without forfeiting your rights to sue the company. Even if your kid with a peanut allergy eats a Fiber One bar with trace amounts of peanuts and gets sick. For this reason, the Times reports that the new terms could come under strict legal scrutiny.
This policy, known as “forced arbitration,” is becoming common among companies seeking ways to prevent users and customers from joining together and suing for millions of dollars for things like false advertising.
Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]
come sue in CA: we consider forced arbitration provisions contrary to public policy.
Ann Richards and Dolly Parton meet at the Driskill Hotel, 1982. Photo by Scott Newton.As the governor of Texas, Ann Richards (pictured left here) appointed more women, openly gay people, and people of color than all of her predecessors combined. We talked to her daughter Cecile Richards today about the legacy her mother left and about the new HBO documentary, ALL ABOUT ANN.
Don’t you forget about Ann Richards and how progressive Texas was. Don’t give up on Texas, we can get it back!
escalator tulips (at 555 California St.)