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Even if you’re stuck in Biglaw, there are plenty of opportunities to see your work as good. So go forth, and do good.

What’s Wrong With The Criminal Justice System: Dennis Hastert Edition

Dennis Hastert may not be a good guy, but his sentencing far exceeded the specific crime that landed him in court.

Complete PMA Preemption Win in Texas

We talk a lot about PMA preemption on this blog. And why shouldn’t we. It’s probably been the most consistent source of defense wins in the last five plus years. The body of preemption law that has grown out of Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc. Show More Summary

Uber’s Millions Buy Temporary Peace, But Not Protection In The Gig Economy

In the story “Brewster’s Millions,” popularized in a 1985 film adaptation starring the immortal Richard Pryor, the hero is delighted to learn he will inherit $300 million from a long-lost relative, but quickly flabbergasted by the condition that he must first spend $30 million in one month, with strict limitations on how to spend it […]

Obama’s Iran-Contra

President Barack Obama has a complicated history with medical marijuana. In his autobiography, and elsewhere, Obama frankly described using marijuana as a teen: “I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” When he was running for president,...Show More Summary

DTSA as a Shoe Horn for Contract and Employment Law Claims

I expect that an important result of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) will be the creation of supplemental federal jurisdiction over contract and employment disputes that are otherwise a matter of state law decided by state courts.  The majority of trade secret lawsuits also involve breach of contract and/or employment law claims – with the breach serving […]

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday April 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 28, 2016 at 6:33am PDT Do employees have different severance entitlements under the Employment...Show More Summary

S&P Sees Drop In Conduct and Litigation Costs for U.K. Banks

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Even The Surveillance-Loving Wall Street Journal Is Bashing The FBI For Its War With Apple

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Wall Street Journal has been a reliably pro-surveillance voice over the years, calling Snowden a "sociopath" while calling for even less NSA oversight, making up bizarre conspiracy theories, and fighting back against any surveillance reform. Show More Summary

Nervous About Regulatory Action, Comcast Bumps Usage Caps To One Terabyte Per Month

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

After taking a PR beating for several years on the matter, Comcast has announced that it's significantly bumping the company's usage caps. Since 2013 Comcast has been conducting a "trial" in many of the company's less competitive markets,...Show More Summary

The Crazy: How Your Nastiness During Law School Finals Will Impact Your Life As A Lawyer

If you are one of those people who gets “the crazy” around finals, or are just mean to your colleagues in general, you need to read this NOW.

Morning Wrap: Dennis Hastert Learns His Sentence While Bob McDonnell Challenges His Own

Two of the nation’s most well-known Republican politicians had their days in court Wednesday, plus Robert Durst and Ruth Bader Ginsburg's reactions to when they were on the hot seat: This is a round-up of legal industry news from ALM and other outlets.       

Voltage Pictures Launches Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit With Reverse Class Action Strategy

Voltage Pictures, which previously engaged in a lengthy court battle to require Canadian ISPs to disclose the names of alleged file sharers, has adopted a new legal strategy. This week, the company filed an unusual application in federal...Show More Summary

Summary Judgment Granted Where Plaintiff Did Not Identify Correct Driver in Car Accident Suit

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the Delaware County Court of Common Please case of Moore v. Gilligan, PICS Case No. 16-0357 (C.P. Del. Co. Dec. 9, 2015 Green, J.), the court approved summary judgment in favor of a Defendant in a case where the Plaintiff did not identify the correct Defendant driver involved in the accident. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 04.28.16

ASS Law is back in the news: Earlier this week, professors on the George Mason University Faculty Senate voted 21-13 to reopen the naming process on the already twice-renamed Antonin Scalia Law School. These professors must know that their actions have no impact on the administration's decisions... Show More Summary

Blizzard Pretends IP Made It Kill Fan Server

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Blizzard, maker of World of Warcraft, has a long and dubious history when it comes to trying to twist intellectual property laws and requirements to be whatever they want it to be at the time. These instances have mostly revolved around...Show More Summary

Priceline Throws A Fit And Sues USPTO For Not Granting Them Trademark

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Priceline Group has something of a history with intellectual property. Several years back, Jay Walker, Priceline's founder, appeared to have transitioned to becoming a full-blown patent troll. In the year's since, the company heShow More Summary

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