The real reasons might surprise you.
Friday could be a very bad day for marijuana growers. That’s because, tucked into the vast spending bill Congress needs to pass to avoid yet another government shutdown, is the extension of a provision designed to prevent the federal government from prosecuting marijuana growers in states that have legalized cannabis. Show More Summary
Another National Security Letter is on its way to being published. There's no way of telling when it will arrive, but it will be sooner than the government's clear preference: never. Adobe is the unlikely recipient of the NSL and accompanying gag order. Show More Summary
The future of law firms is now.
'Do you want a bump, Brian? It will make you feel good.'
Government entities tend to dislike people who criticize red light cameras. There's little evidence supporting the theory they make driving safer, but there's plenty of data out there showing just how profitable they can be, especially...Show More Summary
What a pleasant surprise. Congratulations to those who passed!
Bill Clinton hasn't played a room of people this disappointed since...
This Biglaw firm might as well be marrying its law firm cousin.
It's difficult for me to read Jonathan Taplin's cri de coeur about Google and other technology companies that have come to dominate the top tier of successful American corporations without wincing in sympathy on his behalf. But the pain...Show More Summary
Here's a LINK back to yesterday's Tort Talk Blog Post on the Pennsylvania Superior Court's recent non-precedential decision in the Post-Tincher case of Martinez v. American Honda Motor--I understand that the Link to the actual decision may not have been working and I have corrected it.I apologize for any inconvenience.
Securus Tech v. Global TelLink (Fed. Cir. 2017) (IPR2014-01278) (Pat. No. 7,860,222) In this nonprecedential decision by Judge Chen, the Federal Circuit has partially-vacated and remanded – finding that the Board (PTAB) had failed to explain its obviousness decision. Show More Summary
Is Your Firm Screwing Over Your Staff?
This is a very personal memorial to a school that really died some years ago, although it didn’t know it then.
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. v. Sycamore, No. 13-cv-00749, 2017 WL 1377991 (D. Utah Mar. 2, 2017)Bimbo charged that defendants misappropriated its trade secret for making Grandma Sycamore’s Home-Maid bread, and infringed on its trade dress related to the packaging of its bread. Show More Summary
I want to conclude my “Alternative Fact April” miniseries with what I think is the biggest myth when it comes to employers’ reluctance to hire attorneys with a small-firm or solo-practice background (who I will refer to as “self-employed attorneys” for the remainder of this column). That myth is: They bring nothing to the table. […]
Wall & Associates, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2017 WL 1437215, No. 16-1819 (4th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017) The court of appeals affirmed the dismissal of Wall’s complaint for false advertising based on statements by the BBB. Show More Summary
For years the traditional cable and broadcast industry has gone to great lengths to deny that cord cutting (getting rid of traditional cable TV) is real. First, we were told repeatedly that the phenomenon wasn't happening at all. Next,...Show More Summary
CRTC Chair Jean-Pierre Blais participated in a fascinating question-and-answer session at MIT this week in which he bluntly spoke out on a wide range of issues including cultural issues, copyright, and Internet policy. I'll have a future...Show More Summary