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Matthew Keys Found Guilty Of Criminal 'Hacking' For Sharing News Company Login

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Two and a half years ago, we wrote about former Reuters editor Matthew Keys being indicted based on charges that he'd shared the login information for the content management system to his former employer, the Tribune Company, in an online forum and then encouraged members of Anonymous in that forum to mess things up. Show More Summary

D.C. Lawyer Sues Fig & Olive for Food Poisoning As Lawsuits Mount

A Washington lawyer is the latest patron of restaurant Fig & Olive to sue the restaurant for alleged food poisoning. Five lawsuits have been filed in federal courts in D.C. and Los Angeles.       

7 Words Lawyers Misuse

If an act, say a conspiracy to misuse a word, is incomplete, it's inchoate. Is a completed act choate? Not if you're Antonin Scalia. The Supreme Court Justice hates the word so much that he's interrupted oral arguments (not rare) to chastise a lawyer (rarer) for using the phrase. But......

The Next Gay Rights Battle

Keith Cunningham-Parmeter just posted Marriage Equality,Workplace Inequality: The Next Gay Rights Battle. The abstract: Same-sex marriage is not the only civil rights issue impacting the gay community. Although the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges represented a momentous victory...

American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy After Years of Scandal

American Apparel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this morning. The once-hip retailer popularized metallic spandex leggings and made-in-LA t-shirts in the early 2000s but has struggled with waning sales and tumbling stock prices. The company warned investors in August that it might not have the funds needed to meet......

Pope Francis’ Message Isn’t Echoed at Red Mass

For anyone who was counting along at home when Pope Francis gave the first address by a leader of the Catholic Church to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress last month, only four Supreme Court justices showed up (Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor). Show More Summary

Lexmark means what it says, except when it says not to use the word "standing"

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

New Jersey Physicians United Reciprocal Exchange v. Boynton & Boynton, Inc., Nos. 12-5610, 13-2286, 2015 WL 5822930 (D.N.J. Oct. 1, 2015) Plaintiff NJ PURE sued Boynton, who added third-party defendants Joanna Elias and Eric Poe. Boynton...Show More Summary

Harry Reid Files Lawsuit Over His Wilted Sex Life

Everything you never wanted to know about Senator Reid's sex life!

U.S. Authorities to Return Stolen Darwin Book to Canada

A valuable copy of Charles Darwin’s most famous book is heading back home to Canada.Although the book was returned to U.S. authorities in early 2014, officials said they couldn’t give it back to Canada until now due to a lengthy forfeiture process.

The Right Way To Stop Piracy

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Read the new report from The Copia Institute,The Carrot Or The Stick: Innovation vs. Anti-Piracy Enforcement » Ever since the internet became a place where copyright infringement was rampant, we've seen the same basic playbook from the legacy entertainment industry: pass stricter anti-piracy laws. Show More Summary

How Much Money Can You Make In-House?

A new study reveals just how much money in-house lawyers are making. Are they making more than you?

Religious, State-Funded Children's Home Gets One More Day in Court

A religious child-care provider, whose biggest client was the state of Kentucky, will be able to continue a longstanding lawsuit a bit longer, thanks to a Sixth Circuit ruling on Monday. Sunrise Children's Services provides group housing, foster care placement and other services to Kentucky children in state custody. Those......

Salary Differences and Considerations: Big Law vs Small Law

If you look into lawyer salaries, there's one number that appears consistently: $160,000. This is the number often cited as the starting salary of first year associates at big law firms such as Latham Watkins, DLA Piper, and Jones Day. This $160,000 figure has remained largely unchanged for years......

Morning Docket: 10.08.15

Remember the judge who challenged a public defender to a fistfight in court? He was suspended by the Florida Supreme Court, and has 20 days to explain why he should keep his job. With all due respect, your great right hook isn't a good enough reason, Your Honor. Show More Summary

Purdue University Completely Freaks Out Because Bart Gellman's Speech Shows Classified Snowden Docs Already Seen By Millions

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

When Ed Snowden first gave his cache of documents to reporters, there were two sets handed out. Most famously, one set went to Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewan MacAskill, who went to Hong Kong on behalf of the Guardian. And the other set went to Bart Gellman, who wrote up reports on them (technically as a freelancer) for the Washington Post. Show More Summary

Judge Williamson of Monroe County Again Rules in Favor of Severing Bad Faith Claim in Post-Koken Action, But Against a Stay of Bad Faith Discovery

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Below is a summary of another Post-Koken decision discovered out of Monroe County by Judge David J. Williamson.In its decision, from back in the Spring, in the case of Hakim v. Erie Insurance Exchange, No. 6241-Civil-2013 (C.P. Monroe Co. Show More Summary

Facebook and NY Attorney General Team Up to Fight Sex Trafficking

Facebook is teaming up with the New York attorney general’s office to crack down on online sex trafficking.

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