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Higher Ed Law Firm Takes on Bankruptcy Trustees in Tuition Battles

The law firm that has bailed colleges and universities out of NCAA athletic-compliance trouble is representing colleges that face demands to return tuition payments made by a student’s parents.

Daily Deal: Mighty Mug Stainless Steel Travel Mug

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Mighty Mug Stainless Steel Travel Mug keeps your beverages warm for 6 hours or cool for 12 hours and keeps you worry-free from spills. The Smartgrip technology fastens against flat surfaces to resist spilling even when you knock the mug, and it fits any car cup holder. Show More Summary

Malibu Media Sues Its Former Lawyer Over Missing Funds, Breach Of Bar Rules

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

All aboard the schadenfreude express! It appears that when you base your business model on dubious litigation, you also to attract dubious litigators. (See also: Righthaven, Prenda Law.) So, this latest development in the Malibu Media...Show More Summary

Xbox Fitness Users Shelled Out Big Bucks For Workout Programs They'll Soon Be Totally Unable To Use

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In late 2013, Microsoft launched Xbox Fitness for the then-new Xbox One. The fitness program leaned heavily on the Kinect motion sensor you'll recall Microsoft initially and ingeniously forced everybody to buy -- even though many users had no interest in the accessory. Show More Summary

Guy Asks Indian Supreme Court To Ban Encrypted WhatsApp... Because People Plan Raves With It

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Sudhir Yadav appears to be a bundle of contradictions. He claims to be a "right to information" activist, yet he's now trying to stomp out encryption. He argues that he's addicted to WhatsApp, but he wants the Indian Supreme Court to ban it. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's Intellectual Property Platform: Too Vague & Confusing

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Yesterday, Karl covered Hillary Clinton's newly released platform on technology & innovation as it related to broadband policy and encryption. Today I wanted to look through what it said on another set of key issues to folks around Techdirt: copyright and patent policy. Show More Summary

Techdirt Podcast Episode 79: What's Next For Net Neutrality?

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Net neutrality has a long and complicated history, and despite some recent victories, that story is far from over. This week, Mike is joined by resident broadband expert Karl Bode to discuss what's next for net neutrality, and what we need to do to fight for it. Follow the Techdirt Podcast on Soundcloud, subscribe via iTunes, or grab the RSS feed. Show More Summary

LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday June 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 29, 2016 at 6:28am PDT Ontario’s Small Claims Courts have jurisdiction to award damages of up to $25,000 in lawsuits brought before the Court. Show More Summary

Zero Verdict Overturned by Superior Court (Non-Precedential)

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the non-precedential Memorandum decision in the case of Hernandez-Lerch v. Gray, No. 842 MDA 2015 (Pa. Super. May 17, 2016 Panella, Lazarus, Platt, J.J.)(Op. by Lazarus, J.), by Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a trial court...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 06.29.16

In case you haven't been keeping score like we have, these are the firms that recently raised salaries: Lowenstein Sandler and Venable (kind of). If you’re ever worried that you’ve missed any of our coverage on pay raises, you can check out our omnibus 2016 salary chart where we collect these stories. Show More Summary

Washington's Culverts Violated Tribal Fishing Rights, 9th Finds

Culverts can be tricky things, especially if you're a fish. Culverts, those tunnels and pipes that carry creeks and streams under roadways, are an easy way to allow traffic to cross small waterways. But some of them also choke off fish entirely, becoming obstacles for salmon swimming from their......

Marketing Emails Your Firm Should Try

We hope you've ported your client contact information to a proper email marketing software program by now. If you haven't, shop around -- there are a lot of good choices out there. But email what? Below we've included a few helpful email types you should keep in mind when contacting......

Will Defrauded Law Grads Ever Be Able to Cancel Loans?

If you're a law graduate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, chances are you're applauding the Education Department's proposed rule to modify the defense to repayment in favor of defrauded students. But if you're a taxpayer who didn't go to law school, you're probably a little less jubilant. It's a......

After Multi-Month Tone Deaf Shitshow, Microsoft Finally Lets Users Control Obnoxious Windows 10 Upgrade

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Microsoft's decision to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 made sense on its surface. It was a nice freebie for users happy to upgrade, and an effective way to herd customers on older Windows iterations onto the latest platform to help consolidate support expense. Show More Summary

US Suddenly Discovers Why Supranational Tribunals Are A Problem, Just As It Starts Losing In Them

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There's a bit of a battle going on in an obscure part of the World Trade Organization (WTO) called the Appellate Body, which has extremely wide-ranging powers within the WTO: It is a standing body of seven persons that hears appeals from reports issued by panels in disputes brought by WTO Members. Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Racing Into Space Again...

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

After the Cold War ended, the space race enthusiasm evaporated as the funding for ambitious projects to explore space dried up. Launching dozens of satellites into space to form communications networks was (and still is) a risky business -- with a lot of upfront costs and a lot of equipment that's nearly obsolete by the time it reaches orbit. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 06.28.16

A look back on this noteworthy Supreme Court term. Conservatives started the term with such high hopes, but those were dashed after the death of Justice Scalia. [Jost on Justice] More Perfect, a podcast bringing the stories behind the highest court in the land to life. Show More Summary

Is Business Slow for Your Solo Practice? Here's What to Do.

Every solo lawyer knows the anxiety of too few clients and too little business. Lawyers often complain about not having enough time in the day. But when free time actually does come around, they start to get worried. If business is slow, you have to be proactive. For example, it......

No Defamation in 'Farce' American Hustle Lawsuit

A seemingly harmless comment in the movie American Hustle led to a highly-publicized defamation suit in California. The suit has temporarily come to a resting place following a recent ruling. The ruling shows that, when it comes to defamation, context is everything. The plaintiff Paul Brodeur made headlines when it was......

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