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Two Top Intelligence Officials, Both Of Whom Admitted To Lying In The Past, Now Try To Rewrite History And Deny The Lies

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Apparently the US intelligence community has decided that they should start trying to totally rewrite the history of two its top officials directly lying to Congress. First up: Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper. This...Show More Summary

The CRTC – Netflix Battle: Could It Lead to a Challenge of the CRTC’s Right to Regulate Online Video?

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Michael Geist

Netflix just concluded an appearance before the CRTC that resulted in a remarkably heated exchange between the regulator and the Internet video service. The discussion was very hostile with the CRTC repeatedly ordering Netflix to provide subscriber and other confidential information. Show More Summary

New Jersey Divorce Case Comes With a Twist

Michael and Debra Mandelbaum lived as husband and wife for about 20 years. They had a Jewish wedding ceremony, three children and filed tax returns, court records show. Now, Mr. Mandelbaum has taken a unique position in divorce proceedings brought by his wife.

Only Surviving Recording Of The Very First Superbowl Is Because A Fan Recorded It, But You Can’t See It, Because Copyright

18 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

A piece of history has been found, except it still hasn't been made available, perhaps because of the NFL's standard "we own everything" policy.

Ow! Tips for Reducing or Preventing Wrist Injuries

Being chained to the word processor all day means that you're going to develop aches and pains in your various joints. Wrists are especially at risk for repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) because they're at the junction of muscles and bones we flex a lot. Is there any way you can mitigate......

10th Cir. Declines to Use 'Harsh Remedy' of Judicial Estoppel

Even outside the Internet, your statements can come back to haunt you. Yesterday, the Tenth Circuit examined the doctrine of judicial estoppel, a "harsh remedy" that prevents a party from taking a different position on an issue in subsequent litigation.In this two-part bankruptcy/breach of contract dispute, the court decided not......

5 Lessons From the Lawyer Suspended for Fake Pics With Celebrities

Earlier today, we covered the best damn disciplinary opinion we've ever read, mostly due to the contributions of the defendant herself, Svitlana Sangary. (Quick recap: Sangary got busted for posting fake pictures of herself with celebrities on the "Publicity" page of her law firm's website.) Sangary's philosophies on life, determination,......

Uber 'Gratuity' Lawsuit Can Move Forward, Federal Judge Rules

Uber is finding itself "disrupted" right into federal court, this time over allegations that it's charging users a 20 percent gratuity but not paying that to employees -- excuse me, partners (because they're not employees and Uber isn't operating a transportation company).On Wednesday, Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco granted......

140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 19, 2014

18 hours agoIndustries / Law : Wise Law Blog

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, September 19, 2014: Somebody in the Harper government needs to go back to law school - Kentucky longshot Senate candidate’s ‘With Jews We Lose’ slogan...Show More Summary

It’s Hard to Unseat a Federal Judge

Calls for resignation of a federal judge accused of beating his wife gathered steam this week. But short of a Congressional impeachment, he can’t be forced to step down.


19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

September 26, 2014 TORT TALK EXPO 2014 Mohegan Sun Casino and Hotel Wilkes-Barre, PA (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit) PROGRAM TO INCLUDE: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm REGISTRATION 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm "Back to School" A TORT TALK AUTO LAW/CIVIL LITIGATION UPDATE by Daniel E. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 09.19.14

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Voters in Scotland just said no to independence from the United Kingdom (although it might not have been a big deal for the legal profession if the vote had gone the other way). [New York Times] Drexel Law gets a whopping $50 million gift — and a new name, the Thomas R. Show More Summary

New Zealand Whistleblower Reveals He Was Told To 'Bury' Unflattering Info About The Gov't Spying On Dotcom

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The list of incredible screwups concerning the investigation, raid and prosecution of Kim Dotcom in New Zealand is fairly incredible. At nearly every step of the way we find out more and more about just how monumentally questionable the whole thing was. Show More Summary

“California Destroys Winery Over Use of Volunteers”

20 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“California has a state law that prohibits for-profit companies from using volunteer labor.” That spelled doom for little Westover Winery in Castro Valley, which cleared around $11,000 in profits a year for its owning couple and used unpaid volunteers, many of them amateurs who wanted to learn the wine business. Show More Summary

Pa.R.E. 611(c)(2) Amended, Effective Immediately

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Here is a LINK to the amended Pa.R.E. 611(c)(2) which governs the court's discretion to control the direct and cross-examinations of witnesses at trial. The amendment is effective immediately.The amendments pertain to the scope of the...Show More Summary

Good News: Mobile Devices Now Competing To Be Much More Secure Against Prying Eyes

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

While the more cynical folks out there have insisted that the tech industry is a happy partner with the intelligence community, the reality has been quite different. If anything, in the past many companies were simply... complacent about the situation, not realizing how important these issues were. Show More Summary

EU Council Presidency Presents Paper On Tackling Copyright Infringement That's Little More Than ACTA Reheated

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The political machine of the European Union is undergoing a major makeover. Elections recently took place for Members of the European Parliament, bringing in many new faces. Later this year, a new array of Commissioners will take up jobs in the European Commission. Show More Summary

“Help the disabled by fixing ADA scams”

The Sacramento Bee editorializes against the state’s well-established ADA racket, which has been going for many years now and is not being cleaned up through legislative reform because too many people find financial or ideological advantage...Show More Summary

California toughens criminalization for unlicensed contractors

If you hire some consenting but unlicensed neighbor for a not-very-big repair or construction job in California, there’s now a greater chance he or she will be headed for jail, no matter how happy you may be with the quality of the work. Show More Summary

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