In its recent decision in the case of Price v. Catanzariti, No. 1886 WDA 2014, 2016 Pa. Super. 26 (Pa. Super. March 30, 2016 Ford, Elliot, Musmanno, Bowes, JJ.) (Op. by Ford Elliot, P.J.E.)(Concurring and Dissenting Op. by Bowes, J.),...Show More Summary
The halls of Biglaw are abuzz with talk of a possible base salary increase; here's the case in favor.
In-house columnist Stephen Williams offers advice on how to succeed during a summer spent with a corporate legal department.
Film critic Harry Graff speculates on how future films will depict the Merrick Garland saga.
During 28 years together on the Supreme Court, Justices John Paul Stevens and Antonin Scalia sometimes could barely contain their disagreements over the Constitution’s meaning and the proper way to ascertain it, packing their opinions with volleys of footnotes taking each other’s views to task.
A proposal that would make it professional misconduct for lawyers to discriminate is causing heated debate in the legal industry.
Pace University's law school outside of New York City is the latest school to benefit from a burst of largesse. A German family has donated what the university says is the largest gift in its history.
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Forbes, an organization with a website presumably built on the value of its content, also has made the unfortunate decision recently to try to block off access to anyone using adblocker software, apparently so that it could successfully allow malicious "ads" to infect its readers' machines. Show More Summary
In FTC v. Amazon, the initial opinion was heavily, albeit badly, redacted. With the able assistance of Paul Alan Levy from Public Citizen, MediaPost and I have moved to unseal the opinion and the documents on which it's based, on the...Show More Summary
Martin v. Wendy’s International, Inc., 2016 WL 1730648, No. 15 C 6998 (N.D. Ill. May 2, 2016) Johannes Martin alleged that Wendy’s and Guinness World Records violated §43(a) and his Illinois right of publicity by using his identity in a 2013 promotion. Show More Summary
California takes action against the tobacco industry, Apple moves in Chinese court and health care fraud cases go soft: This is a round-up of legal industry news from ALM and other outlets.
James O’Malley looked at road deaths per 100,000 people for various counties “and compared it to the scores given by the World Justice Project on Rule of Law in 2015.” The correlation came out at -0.68, suggesting that improvements in...Show More Summary
Administrative law judges are executive-branch as distinct from judicial officers, yet the President has no power to remove them; at the Securities and Exchange Commission and many other federal agencies, they are themselves employed by the agency on whose enforcement cases they must render quasi-judicial rulings. Show More Summary
California appeals court says state’s teacher tenure law doesn’t violate Equal Protection Clause, similar suits pending in NY, Minn. [ABA Journal, Neal McCluskey/Cato, earlier on Vergara case] Maryland to local school district: no, families...Show More Summary
Oklahoma is known as one of the more abusive states in the practice of civil asset forfeiture. In this astounding case, Muskogee County cops stopped a car for a broken tail light and questioned Burmese refugee Eh Wah, who was carrying...Show More Summary
If Trump gets to decide what's a crime, we should probably be scared.
Florida public defender disbarred over sex and drugs with inmates. Amazingly, this is not just an update of this story about... a Florida public defender allegedly caught banging an inmate. What's going on with these Florida public defenders?...Show More Summary
Here is your daily Lawfact from Wise Law for Thursday May 5, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by @wiselaw on May 5, 2016 at 6:09am PDT In 2015, an Ontario Court awarded 27 months’ of pay in lieu of reasonable notice to a 65-year-old civil engineer who had been employed for 40.66 years. Show More Summary
Guest Post By Maxwell Goss. Dr. Goss is a business litigation attorney with McDonald Hopkins PLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. His practice focuses on trade secret, noncompete, patent, trademark, and shareholder litigation. The Defend...Show More Summary