No good deed by government agencies goes unpunished it seems, although it appears the average citizen bears the brunt of these punishments nearly every time. The UK's long-running battle with porn and infringement recently combined to the detriment of computer users across the country. Show More Summary
The move comes on the heels of escalating tensions between the two camps, including Warner Bros. and its New Line division initiating arbitration proceedings. read more
The end of an employment relationship is rarely a pleasant experience for anyone involved in the process. Particularly for a dismissed employee, heightened emotions and confusion can lead to genuine anxiety and stress.In the midst of...Show More Summary
The Ninth Circuit rewrites Brady: prosecutors must disclose potentially exculpatory evidence if they feel like it.
By Dennis Crouch When Michelle Lee joined the USPTO in 2012, she took an interesting title – Director of the Silicon Valley Patent Office. With the resignation of both David Kappos (USPTO Director) and Theresa Rea (USPTO Deputy Director), Lee...
Hogan Lovells co-CEOs J. Warren Gorrell Jr. and David Harris will vacate their posts when their current terms expire next summer, and the firm's partners are in the process of voting to approve their proposed successor, global litigation cohead Stephen...
A contract attorney sues a law firm, alleging everyone was out to get him.
Recognizing Stupid Privacy Laws It’s time to recognize just how stupid privacy law is getting. And what better way than by acknowledging the most dubious achievements of the year in privacy law? First I should explain why I think privacy law so often produces results that make no sense. After all, most of us think privacy is a good thing. Show More Summary
Thought the GoldieBlox vs Beastie Boys fight was over? Nope. While Goldieblox had posted a blog post effectively conceding that it would drop the lawsuit and stop using the song, it appears that they made no move to actually drop the...Show More Summary
At a Hollywood event, Menounos shouted at a celebrity stylist, "Dolce & Gabbana won't lend to me anymore because they said you never returned anything." read more
The Biglaw-inspired incarnations of Vishnu assume the form of senior female attorneys to become career-death, destroyer of junior associates.
India’s Supreme Court has upheld as constitutional a ban against gay sex. The challenge had suggested that the law had no business in the bedrooms of consenting adults.
A new study confirms that consumer class-action lawyers are good at earning fees, not money for their clients.
Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, December 11, 2013: John McCamus: Ensuring equal justice for all | National Post Ford should apologize to Star reporter, deputy mayor says LSBC advances plan...Show More Summary
The Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
In his recent decision in the case of Oney v. New Milford Market, No. 11- CV-2718 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Oct. 15, 2013, Minora, J.), Judge Carmen D. Minora, of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas granted a Defendant’s Preliminary Objections to venue in a slip and fall case. Show More Summary
When it comes to the air pollution case that’s currently before the Supreme Court, it seems like the justices had absolutely no difficulty at all in evaluating the type of problem at hand. It’s apparently a “tough” one and a “hard” one. Show More Summary
“The man who sued the Dominican Republic because it rained during his vacation has been labeled a ‘quarrelsome litigant’ by a Quebec judge. … Court of Quebec Justice Diane Quenneville ruled last month that ‘the court has no hesitation...Show More Summary
Online porn is big business, perhaps not so much for pornographers as it is for copyright trolls and anxious government entities. Urmann and Colleagues (U+C), a German copyright troll, is continuing the settlement letter tactics it began last year. Show More Summary
McCrary v. Elations Co., No. EDCV 13–0242, 2013 WL 6403073 (C.D. Cal. July 12, 2013) While rejecting claims based on defendant’s supplement’s general ad claims to support joint health and the like, the court allows McCrary to challenge...Show More Summary