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D.C. Court Won't Appoint Judge to Coordinate Clinton Email Searches

The federal district court in Washington on Thursday denied the U.S. Department of State's request to appoint a single judge to oversee issues related to the search of Hillary Clinton’s emails and the emails of her former aides.    ...

Judge Says Never Trust Anything A For-Profit Law School Tells You

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The law school in question was successful at defending its allegedly deceptive employment statistics.

NBC's Ingenious Solution To Ad Skipping And Low Ratings: More Embarrassingly Unfunny Product Placement

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've already talked a lot about how the cable and broadcast industry's response to a changing TV landscape (ad skipping, dropping ratings, Internet video competition) is the ingenious one-two punch of mindlessly raising rates and making the viewing experience more annoying than ever. Show More Summary

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

22 hours 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

22 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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

23 hours 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?

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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

yesterdayIndustries / 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

yesterdayIndustries / 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.

Whole milk not so bad for you, it seems

It’s looking now as if decades of health alarmism about whole milk was misguided: in one survey, “contrary to the government advice, people who consumed more milk fat had lower incidence of heart disease.” More from me at Cato at Liberty...Show More Summary

Heedless Heeding Presumptions – How New York Law Became a Morass

Ever since this blog started, we’vemadeplainthat we have no use for the so-called “heeding presumption.” This presumption posits that, because under Restatement §402A, comment j, a defendant providing an adequate warning can presumeShow More Summary

The Concentrated Market of Patent Jurisdictions

The chart below shows the relative distribution of new patent lawsuit filings (complaints) over the past decade.  I included the top four most popular jurisdictions (E.D.Tex., D.Del., C.D.Cal., and N.D.Cal.) and also a catch-all category for the sum of the other 90 or so districts in the country.   You’ll note that E.D.Tex. has been […]

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