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New Jersey Federal Baked Goods Fraud Class Actions Are Toast

Almost on this date in 1901 (tomorrow actually), Teddy Roosevelt for the first time uttered in public the immortal phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick". It is hard to find people who do not admire that statement. It is harder to find people who actually practice it. Show More Summary

FTC CTO: Full Disk Encryption Is Important In Preventing Crime

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

While the FBI and NSA continue their campaign to fight against allowing encryption for devices, it's clear that not everyone in the government agrees. It does appear that there's a bit of a fight going on within the administration over...Show More Summary

Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

On September 18-19, 2015 Howard University School of Law is hosting a national conference focusing on entertainment, arts, and sports law. It will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The conference agenda is below. Online registration is available here: http://newglobaleas.com. Show More Summary

Beyond Biglaw: Choosing Between Summer Job Offers

18 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Choosing between firms looking to hire you as a 2L summer associate presents some interesting challenges, as Biglaw partner turned boutique-firm founder Gaston Kroub explains.

I have read and agree

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“iTunes just made me promise I had read a 20,552-word, 9-point contract — with 3,276 words in all caps — before I could buy a $1.29 song” [@mbutterick] Tags: Apple, music and musicians, shrinkwrap/EULAs I have read and agree is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Morning Docket: 09.01.15

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams is suing his neighbors over his lawyerly lair -- and one of the defendants is a Biglaw partner at a top firm. Expect more on this later. [New York Post] Speaking of Biglaw, a familiar tale ofShow More Summary

T-Mobile CEO Vows To Hunt Down 'Thieves' And 'Clever Hackers' That 'Abuse' Company's Unlimited Data Plans

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For more than a decade now wireless carriers have struggled with this rather simple definition:unlimited, adjective 1. not limited; unrestricted ; unconfined: unlimited trade. 2. boundless; infinite ; vast: the unlimited skies. 3. without any qualification or exception; unconditional. Show More Summary

EEOC Finds "Continuing Pattern" of Pay Discrimination at U. Denver Law School

The Denver Post reported yesterday that the EEOC has threatened to sue the University of Denver's law school over what the commission calls a "continuing pattern" of paying female professors less than their male colleagues. In a letter sent to...

Summary Judgment Granted in Monroe County Slip and Fall Case

20 hours agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Zangenberg v. Weis Markets, Inc., PICS Case No. 15-1185 (C.P. Monroe Co. April 1, 2015 Higgins, J.), Judge Stephen M. Higgins of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas granted Defendant Weis’ Motion for Summary Judgment in a slip and fall case. Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: Justices Rule Against Ky. Clerk in Gay Marriage Case | D.C. Judge OKs Moral Challenge to ACA

The justices rule against the Kentucky county clerk who stopped issuing marriage licenses in response to the high court's same-sex marriage decision. A federal judge in Washington tees up a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act. And the Ninth Circuit takes a look at the constitutionality of California's death penalty. Show More Summary

Contracting Out of Public Policy

A doctor, upset about the outcome of a pregnancy, threatened to report to the hospital the conduct of certain nurses whom he thought had contributed to the death of the baby. He also disclosed to the mother what he believed...

Dow v. Nova: “Nautilus changed the law of indefiniteness”

By Jason Rantanen The Dow Chemical Company v. Nova Chemicals Corporation (Fed. Cir. 2015) Download Opinion Panel: Prost, Dyk (author), Wallach Earlier this year in the opinion on remand in Biosig v. Nautilus, Judge Wallach rejected the...Show More Summary

As TPP Grinds To A Halt, Asian Countries Start Focusing On Rival Trade Agreement RCEP

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Recently, Techdirt has written dozens of stories about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). That's largely because it seemed to be coming to a conclusion, after many years of negotiations, and so it was important to capture the last-minute twists and turns -- and the dirty deals -- as they happened. Show More Summary

From Internet Connected Drink Mixer To Any Remote Configuration On The Internet: August's Stupid Patent Of The Month

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Imagine if the inventor of the Segway claimed to own "any thing that moves in response to human commands." Or if the inventor of the telegraph applied for a patent covering any use of electric current for communication. Absurdly overbroad...Show More Summary

Banking and finance roundup

Marcia Narine on D.C. Circuit’s recent ruling striking down part of Dodd-Frank conflict mineral disclosure rule [Business Law Prof] More on suit challenging constitutionality of FATCA, the law complicating many expatriates’ lives [Paul...Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Ready Or Not... Back To School

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Schools in the US vary quite a bit by location. A school in one neighborhood could be vastly better than another school just on the other side of town. There are obvious factors that play into this situation, and unsurprisingly, some political campaigns can cloud the progress towards solutions that might improve lagging schools. Show More Summary

FBI: Hurricane Katrina Made It Clear We Just Don't Have Enough Stingray Devices

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the federal government stepped up to assure the nation that as horrifically damaging as the storm was, we would all come out of it OK. Offer does not apply to affected residents of New Orleans. President Bush let us know that FEMA head "Brownie" (born Michael D. Show More Summary

The Best Law Firms To Work For (2015)

Making it to midlevel status in Biglaw isn't easy -- but once you get there, life is pretty good.

Non-Sequiturs: 08.31.15

Ugh, you throw one stinkin' party that infringes on the Pokemon copyright and the lawyers shut you down. Buzzkills. [Vice] You know what Ryan Phillippe loves to do? Run around without his shirt on and talk about how his Stanford Law girlfriend is awesome. Show More Summary

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