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).......
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
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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
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
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
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.
Just because it's unfair doesn't make it illegal.
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
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
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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
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
What will the impact of "proportional" discovery be on the legal industry?
[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
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
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
What does the human body have to do with e-discovery? A lot, potentially.
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