“The long-awaited decision from Montgomery County Child Protective Services has arrived at the home of Danielle and Alex Meitiv, and it finds them ‘responsible’ for ‘unsubstantiated child neglect’ for letting their kids walk outside, unsupervised. Show More Summary
Throughout the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission TalkTV hearing, Canadian broadcasters such as Bell (CTV), Rogers (CITY), and Shaw (Global), tried to assure Canada's regulator that they were ready to embrace the digital future and prepared for regulatory change. Show More Summary
What happens when you've got a personal emergency during work? You learn how to triage and give up control.
You want to get paid, and for the client to think you are a great lawyer -- so follow this simple advice, from boutique-firm columnist Gaston Kroub.
King vs. Burwell is a battle between the textualists and the purposivists, except the both agree context matters in the law.
“Property of the Hess Estate Which Has Never Been Dedicated For Public Purposes.” That’s the message on a tiled mosaic triangle inset in a sidewalk at Seventh Avenue and Christopher Street in Manhattan’s West Village. It hearkens back...Show More Summary
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
"Taking the bar is like riding a bike. A bike that's on fire." Never before has there been a better way to describe what it's like to take the bar exam. Here's how some recent examinees were able to survive. Miraculously, no one preemptively sent a letter like this. Show More Summary
It would be an understatement to say that net neutrality has been in the news quite a lot recently. One of the supposed arguments against it is that requiring all data packets to be treated equally within a connection will prevent companies...Show More Summary
The trial over whether Robin Thicke and Pharrell copied their 2013 megahit comes down to complex musicology. read more
[Originally posted Feb. 25 and carried forward to Mar. 3] I’m slowing down the pace at Overlawyered while I attend to some personal matters. (Update: I’m recovering from surgery, which went well.) Comments moderation should now be back...Show More Summary
Capcom's never really had much of a consumer-friendly reputation. Between being all about SOPA and utilizing innovative DRM measures such as "You only get one save file per game cartridge ever at all," it would be tough for the company to claim some kind of goodwill dividend should it screw up and find the need for one. Show More Summary
“[Attorney General Eric] Holder told POLITICO that between now and his departure… he will call for a lower standard of proof for civil rights crimes.” [Mike Allen, Politico] Tags: Department of Justice, Eric Holder Can’t convict? Chip away defendants’ rights is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
A group of 51 intellectual property scholars have submitted the following letter to Congress with the conclusion that “a large body of evidence... indicates that the net effect of patent litigation is to raise the cost of innovation and inhibit technological progress.” – Dennis = = = = = To Members of […]
Readers of Techdirt have been hearing about corporate sovereignty -- the ability of foreign investors to sue governments directly in special courts over alleged losses, also known as Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) -- for a while now. Show More Summary
Trademarks on generic terms and phrases make for the silliest, and often the strangest, battles. In particular, I find it detestable when companies that are serving small, niche groups of people who have every reason to band together in solidarity, instead bicker unnecessarily over even the most common kinds of language. Show More Summary
Guest Post by Professor Daryl Lim (John Marshall Law School) Apple and Samsung will once again lock horns at an appeals court. Apple is seeking a permanent sales ban on patented features contained in Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone and nine other older smartphone models. The U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which will […]
Carbon gets a lot of negative publicity because it's associated with carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas, but the element itself is critical to life and has numerous fascinating properties. Carbon comes in a variety of allotropes, and we're discovering other carbon-based structures all the time. Show More Summary
REM's music has found itself at the center of copyright disputes in the past, but those instances have mostly occurred in the more traditional sorts of disputes, such as accusations that one band copied another band and blah blah blah. Show More Summary
The judge is asked to do something about "confusing, wrong, and entirely prejudicial" comments by Robin Thicke's side. read more