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Court Tells City: No, You Cannot Sue Someone For Making A FOIA Request

10 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Open records requests and lawsuits go hand-in-hand. Agencies obfuscate, stall, perform deliberately inadequate searches and fail to respond in a timely manner. These actions frequently result in lawsuits, which are notably almost always filed by the requester. Show More Summary

Why Do Solo Practitioners Make So Little Money?

10 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Many solos don't succeed because they don't want to be entrepreneurs, according to columnist Shannon Achimalbe.

Registration Open for Tort Talk Expo 2015

10 hours agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

TORT TALK EXPO 2015 Thursday, September 24, 2015 Mohegan Sun Casino and Hotel Wilkes-Barre, PA (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit) Door Prizes - Vendor Giveaways - Raffle Prizes AGENDA: [Registration 11:30 am - 12 noon] 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - "LESSONS FROM FORREST GUMP" A TORT TALK AUTO LAW UPDATE by Daniel E. Show More Summary

Bringing Punitive Damages to the Forefront of Florida Trucking Litigation

Having punitive damages imposed against a trucking company is often a source of great anxiety for defense attorneys and their trucking company clients. Florida attorneys skilled in the handling of truck accident cases have developed the knowledge to know when punitive damages are warranted in a given case. Show More Summary

Judge Mariani Reviews Propriety Award of Meds and Wages in a Premises Liability Personal Injury Case

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In Wright v. Cacciutti, 3:12-cv-1682 (M.D. Pa. June 11, 2015 Mariani, J.), Judge Robert D. Mariani ruled on post-trial motions in a premises liability personal injury case and covered several important damages issues. The court ruled...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 07.01.15

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced -- even she couldn't stand the thought of him being Batman. Celebrity divorces don't come cheap, and you know what that must mean: high-powered lawyers and even higher rates for their...Show More Summary

With 'Pregnant Woman Mode,' Chinese Router Maker Begins Marketing To Paranoids

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For more than a decade we've noted that while there's no hard scientific evidence proving that Wi-Fi is a health hazard, that hasn't stopped an endless parade of folks from declaring war on the humble technology. Numerous schools have...Show More Summary

Consumer Food Fraud Claim Sinks in Arkansas Safe Harbor

On this date in 1896 the Dutch completed the harbor at IJmuiden. (That capital J is not a mistake. The I and J go together as a digraph, and they form a ligature that effectively makes up a single letter in the Dutch language.) The IJmuiden harbor has an interesting history. Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: SCOTUS by the Numbers | Union Fees Challenged

The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to take up a challenge to union fees in California. The NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is set to continue, if temporarily. And by-the-numbers looks at the just-ended high-court term. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.       

Life After Loeb: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Prospers In Stripped-Down Mode

Ligand CEO John Higgins was brought in by raider Dan Loeb to slash costs at a bloated biotech firm. Seven years later he's still there, running a lean, mean cash machine.

“De Blasio continues crusade against smoking at home”

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“The administration [of Mayor Bill de Blasio] is planning to select and pay four health-advocacy groups $9,000 apiece to pressure landlords and developers to prohibit smoking in their apartment complexes so neighboring tenants don’tShow More Summary

UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

One big difference between the US and the EU in comparative advertising is that what we would consider negative puffery, like "overpriced," the EU bans as not sufficiently objective. In this ASA adjudication, the advertiser both ranShow More Summary

CETA Isn't Dead, But Its Corporate Sovereignty Chapter Is Still A Huge, Unresolved Problem

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's been a while since we last wrote about CETA, the trade deal between Canada and the European Union. Back in March, we noted that the French Secretary of State for External Commerce, Matthias Fekl, said that France would not ratify...Show More Summary

Great moments in alcohol enforcement

20 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic: [Charles Murray, author of the newly published By the People: Rebuilding Liberty without Permission] is quick to add that he is perfectly fine with a wide range of sensible regulations, and that only...Show More Summary

Supreme Court and constitutional law roundup

20 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Supreme Court grants certiorari (as Cato had urged) in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, on First Amendment rights of individual public employees against unions, potentially major sequel to Harris v. Quinn (our coverage) and Knox v. Show More Summary

It's 2015 And Congress Is Now, Finally, Allowed To Use Open Source Technologies

20 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

First, the good news: members of the House of Representatives in the US Congress are now allowed to use open source technology in their offices, rather than the very limited list of proprietary offerings they were given in the past.Show More Summary

Kessler Doctrine Cuts-Short Customer Lawsuit

SpeedTrack v. Office Depot (Fed. Cir. 2015) In a civil procedure focused decision, the Federal Circuit has affirmed that SpeedTrack’s infringement action is precluded under an expanded version of the “Kessler doctrine” originally created by the Supreme Court in Kessler v. Show More Summary

DailyDirt: It's Not So Simple To Get To Mars...

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The shortest distance between the Earth and Mars varies depending on where the two planets are in their respective orbits. In July 2018, Mars will be a little under 36 million miles away (pretty close to the closest possible distance of 33.9 million miles). Show More Summary

City Claims It Will Take 9,000 Hours And $79,000 To Fulfill Gawker's Request Emails Related To Abusive Police Officer

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The McKinney (Texas) Police Department is under lots of outside scrutiny, thanks to the racially-tinged antics of its police force -- namely the since-departed Officer Eric Casebolt, who barrel rolled into infamy in a cell phone-captured video that culminated in him pinning down a 14-year-old girl while waving a gun at two teens. Show More Summary

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