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Fla. Attorney General Appeals Same-Sex Marriage to 11th Cir.

Back in August, a federal district judge in Florida held that the state's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. That was, of course, a lifetime ago in light of what's happened since: The Supreme Court punted, the Sixth Circuit upheld, and same-sex marriage is the law in 33 states (for now).......

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues Tincher Decision: Declines to Adopt Restatement Third for Products Cases

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released its much anticipated products liability decision in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., No. 17 MAP 2013 (Pa. Nov. 19, 2014 Castille, C.J.)When the Court accepted the appeal in Tincher it defined the...Show More Summary

More Fallout From The Morgan Lewis / Bingham McCutchen Deal

How many Bingham associates are being invited to join Morgan Lewis, and what will happen to Bingham's Kentucky back-office operation?

Breaking News II - TIncher Decided in Pennsylvania - Azzarello Overruled

This is as short as the Tincher majority opinion (128 pp.) is long. Azzarello is overruled. The preliminary judicial evaluation of "unreasonable danger" is abolished. The jury considers it under a dual standard. The negligence/strict liability dichotomy originating in Azzarello is gone. Show More Summary

Monumental Opinion on Post-Koken Trial Jury Instructions From Judge Terrence R. Nealon of Lackawanna County

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Moritz v. Horceman Insurance, 2014 WL 5817681, No. 2013-CV-544 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Nov. 10, 2014 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon addressed important issues with respect to a post-Koken automobile accident matter that is headed towards trial. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Doubles Down On Misunderstanding The Internet & Net Neutrality, As Republican Engineers Call Him Out For Ignorance

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, we mentioned Senator Ted Cruz's nutty tweet comparing net neutrality to "Obamacare." It was widely mocked -- even by many Republicans -- as it showed Cruz's ignorance of the subject at hand. In fact, one report detailed aShow More Summary

Obama Immigration Plan Could Ease Court Backlog

Immigration lawyers say President Barack Obama's immigration actions could give some relief to the nation's beleaguered immigration courts, whose backlog of pending cases has swelled to more than 420,000.

White House Apparently Doing Everything To Stop Release Of CIA Torture Report

46 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

On Tuesday evening, Senator Dianne Feinstein had told reporters that the Senate Intelligence Committee and the White House were finally close to an agreement to finalize the release of the declassified executive summary of the CIA torture report. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 11.20.14

55 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Charles Manson is getting married. Have folks uncovered his registry yet? Or is this just hilarious trolling? [Lowering the Bar] No, Tim Tebow did not get arrested soliciting a prostitute, no matter what your Facebook feed tells you. Show More Summary

Come To The ATL Holiday Party In NYC!

You know you want to come. RSVP to join in all the fun!

Bill Cosby's Lawyer Tries To Silence Journalists Covering The Cosby Rape Allegations

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In case you haven't read the news reports, Bill Cosby is having a terrible, no good, very bad few weeks. Ever since Hannibal Buress, a fellow comedian, brought up the fact that Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault and rape an...Show More Summary

Techdirt Podcast Episode 2: Privacy And User Control, With Brad Burnham

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week we launched our new Podcast. If you haven't yet subscribed, please do. You'll find all the episodes on Techdirt and on Soundcloud, though the best way is to subscribe via what ever podcatching software you use, so the file will magically show up for you when it's ready. Show More Summary My Overreaction To Potentially Sane Discovery Policies

What will the impact of "proportional" discovery be on the legal industry?

Utah Considers Bringing Back the Firing Squad

[wsj-video guid="3B0F9912-451A-4065-9DBD-83277053F752"] Utah is considering bringing back the firing squad, the latest state to  propose laws to revive older execution methods, in the event that lethal-injection becomes infeasible. Tennessee earlier this year passed a law allowing for use of the electric chair as a backup plan. Show More Summary

Five eDiscovery Lessons from Top Firms that Lawyers Can Implement Now

Above the Law has launched a brand new eDiscovery Resource Center in partnership with Recommind. Stay on top of the ever-changing eDiscovery and predictive coding landscape with our practical tips, insightful white papers, and webinars. The...Show More Summary

Sacrifices to the Second Amendment

A shooting at Florida State University on Thursday left three students wounded and the gunman dead. Witnesses describe a terrifying scene at a crowded library on campus just after midnight. It appears that campus police responded quickly and killed the shooter in a barrage of gunfire shortly after the incident was reported. Show More Summary

The Newest Field of E-Discovery: You

What does the human body have to do with e-discovery? A lot, potentially.

Crazy Public Domain Monkey Selfie Trademark Filing Gets Crazier: Filed By Someone Pretending To Be Haim Saban

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So, we recently posted a bizarre story in the form of a law school exam question involving the attempt to trademark a public domain monkey selfie using a photoshopped Gap catalog image. If that doesn't make sense to you, go read the original story. Show More Summary

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