Despite the differences, Biglaw trials and Boutique law trials have a lot in common… and are both equally rewarding. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Litigators, Small Law Firms, Trials
H/T The Trademark Blog H&R Block Eastern Enterprises, Inc. v. Intuit, Inc., No. 13-0072-CV-W-FJG (W.D. Mo. May 22, 2013) An anti-trademark-expansionist twofer: claim against comparative ad dismissed on the pleadings, and a holding that “confusion” doesn't mean just any kind of confusion. Show More Summary
We've had plenty of stories of dumb criminals being caught in surprising ways thanks to new technology. Particularly common are the criminals who confess via the internet. However, this next one is a new one: a Florida man named Scott...Show More Summary
Arkansas Republican tries to blame sons for the sins of their fathers… Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: 5th Amendment, Corruption of Blood, Fifth Amendment, International Law, Iran, Politics, Tom Cotton
When you're single and going on lots of dates, you start to wish you had some sort of dating superpower. Perhaps a Spidey sense to help you differentiate Ms. Right from Ms. Wrong. Or a charm spell to win over that dreamy person who's out of your league. Or—for efficiency's sake—the capacity to be on three dates at the same time.
Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, Inc. v. Georgia-Pacific LLC, --- F. Supp. 2d ----, 2013 WL 2177974 (D.N.J.) Parker sued GP on behalf of a putative class alleging violations of the New Jersey Products Liability Act (PLA); breach of express warranty; and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). Show More Summary
The State Department's Office of Chief of Protocol has provided a list of the goodies federal government officials received from foreign officials in 2011 and 2010.
Yesterday, the Senate HELP Committee approved all five NLRB nominees. The Republican nominees (Johnson and Miscimarra) got unanimous support; Chairman Pearce (a Dem) had four Republicans vote against him; and Members Block and Griffin (Dems) had all Republicans except for...
Rayner NJLRA executive director Marcus Rayner testified before the state’s highest court on Tuesday, May 21st. Rayner asked the justices to consider amending the state’s Rules of Evidence to ensure that evidence permitted in New Jersey courtrooms are of comparable caliber to evidence permitted at trial in other jurisdictions. Show More Summary
Pacific Rim law firm King & Wood Mallesons has appointed real estate lawyer Sue Kench as managing partner for its Australian arm, capping a management shakeup that emerged earlier this week.
The U.S. Senate will consider two nominees for District of Columbia Superior Court following a favorable vote yesterday by a Senate committee. Nominees Robert Okun and Michael O'Keefe appeared a week ago before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and...
Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart this morning set out her office's goals for PIPEDA reform. The last attempt to reform the private sector privacy law stalled in he House of Commons with Bill C-12 still technically alive...Show More Summary
Sources report significant lawyer and staff layoffs at Dickstein Shapiro. What might be driving the cuts? Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Biglaw, Bruce N. Saffran, Bruce Saffran,Show More Summary
(Todd Zywicki) According to Bloomberg the Chippewa-Cree tribe in Montana has refused to comply with a CID from the CFPB based on the illegality of the non-recess appointment of Richard Cordray as Bureau director: Under Dodd-Frank, the bulk of the bureau’s authority to supervise banks with assets above $10 billion, a group of about 110 that includesJPMorgan Chase [...]
Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, May 23, 2013: REMINDER: Toronto Law Blogger Meetup: Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:00 p.m. at P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub, 39 Colborne Street, Toronto. Practicing Courage...Show More Summary
Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.
Online gambling wants to come back to the U.S. after the government cracked down last year. Anybody want odds on whether this works? [Wall Street Journal] In news that only effects those who want to dress like whores, Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister may systematically mistreat the disabled. Show More Summary
Drones: President Obama is expected to announce in a speech Thursday that the U.S. will be restricting the use of unmanned drones. The announcement comes a day after it was revealed that four Americans were killed outside of Iraq an...
We occasionally blog about motion in limine rulings, but not nearly as often as we read this type of decision. Let’s face it, as blogging material (as opposed to their impact on a particular case) decisions on motions in limine can be pretty boring. Show More Summary
In the New York legislature, bowling alleys are hoping to win a law protecting them from slip-fall liability arising after their customers wear store-rented shoes outside the building and either slip there or track snow or other slippery matter back inside. Weather hazards have been tripping up more customers of the ordinarily indoor sport, it [...]Show More Summary