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daunkwoorousa : So I went to the apple store to ask them something about my iphone, and the guy said it has water damage on the top sensor, but not the bottom. However, my phone works fine, and he even said the battery and everything seems to be running normally. My question is this... should I get it repaired? I found a website that fixes water damage for $40, but my phone is running fine, battery and all... so should I bother?

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wattplailky : If anyone knows a good website to find this information
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Coinfunlink : On this day in 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision in U.S. v. Paramount Pictures, et al., the government’s long-running antitrust lawsuit against Paramount Pictures and seven other major Hollywood movie studios.

The forerunner of the case was a 1928 antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission against the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation (the forerunner to Paramount) and nine other major film studios. Declared guilty of violating antitrust law in 1930, the studios were nonetheless able to resume functioning as normal after concluding a controversial deal with the government of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression, under the auspices of the National Industrial Recovery Act. In July 1938, the government reversed its stance toward Hollywood and filed its lawsuit against seven major studios: Paramount, Universal, MGM, Twentieth Century-Fox, Warner Bros., Columbia and RKO.

The government’s case accused the studios of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act in their total control over movie distribution and exhibition. At the time, the seven studios controlled almost all the country’s movie theaters, either through ownership of their own theater chains or through a process known as “block booking,” in which independent theater owners signed contracts with the studios that required them to show a given number (or “block”) of films. In their antitrust case, the government was demanding that the studios end block booking and get rid of either their distribution arms or theaters.

The case first went to trial in federal court in New York in June 1940, but was called off after two weeks when the government and studio attorneys worked out a compromise deal in which the studios would retain their movie theaters but limit block booking. Dissatisfaction with this so-called consent decree led to the formation of the Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers (SIMPP) by some of the leading independent movie producers of the day, including Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selznick, Mary Pickford and Orson Welles. The efforts by independent producers helped get the government’s antitrust case back into court in the fall of 1945. After a New York District Court handed down a guilty ruling (the terms of which nonetheless failed to satisfy the government and the independent producers), both sides submitted appeals that would eventually take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The trial proceeded quickly once it reached the Supreme Court in February 1948. On May 3, the court issued its ruling, which affirmed the earlier verdicts and declared the studios guilty of violating antitrust law. By the terms of the verdict, the studios were made to sign consent decrees that would end the practice of block booking by requiring that all films be sold on an individual basis. They were also required to divest themselves of their own theater chains.With this decision, independent producers could finally begin to compete with the major studios for audiences and actors, marking the beginning of the end for the Hollywood studio system.
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fachroarbo : My boyfriends charged with possession of marihuana first time offender. They sent him straight up to jail for 2 months. He's been there for a week now. Is there anyway that he can pay a fine and get out or do community service or even house arrest anything? It get out earlier then 2 months? He did a mistake and he realized to stay away from bad friends. If there's anyway please let me know. We are in VA.

Thank you.
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wiesaddlibe : no if his sentence is 2 months, short of an appeal, he is going to jail for two months. 2 months is kind of harsh for some pot, he must have had a lot, or maybe he has offenses for stuff other then pot and this is just his first pot bust.
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Uloyalyday : I am afraid not.
There is no substitute for jail, so no fine or community hours.
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AdvitsaddibiA : If that is what the court sentenced him to then that is what he will do as his sentence. Every other option is off the table at this point.
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glenckistr : Unless you are UBER rich or very famous, you cannot buy your way out of jail time. The court obviously felt that what he did was bad enough to justify jail time instead of a fine. It's possible he can petition the court to allow house arrest, but you'll need to consult a local attorney who is familiar with the specific laws of your state, procedures of the local court, and specific facts of the case. Also, he likely won't serve the full 2 months if he keeps his nose clean in jail...he'll get "good behavior" credits which will reduce his time served by 1/3 to 1/2.
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liamnigousnum : I dont think it is possible
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unondurpidgip : If this is true Greta Van Sustern would make the most sense. They are both attorneys and she can focus on legal issues like Greta does.
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