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Beyond Biglaw: Advice For Job-Hunting Law Students — Ask About Alumni

What can you learn from looking at where a firm's former associates end up?

140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Magnotta jury selection set to begin Tuesday Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers who are now suspended When Can An Employment ContractShow More Summary

Morning Docket: 09.16.14

If you want to know why Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s summer was “really not fun,” it’s because she spent it reading a book about Justice Antonin Scalia and a book written by Justice John Paul Stevens. [Washington Whispers / U.S. News &Show More Summary

Hills and Ridges Doctrine Applies to Naturally Accumulating Snow and Ice

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Natural accumulation of snow In the unpublished, "Non-precedential" decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the case of Stobodzian v. PNC Fin. Serv. Grp., No. 33 MDA 2014 (Pa. Super. Aug. 5, 2014) (Memorandum Op.) (Lazarus, J.,...Show More Summary

Audio Equipment Manufacturer Threatens Amazon Reseller With 'Mandatory Jail Time'

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Part Whatever of our ongoing series How Not To Do Business brings us the story of a high-end audio device manufacturer badly misunderstanding how the Right of First Sale works. Velodyne, a Silicon Valley-located company, recently decided...Show More Summary

Sheet of Ice is Not a Hill or Ridge of Ice or Snow

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In their recent unpublished, "non-precedential" decision in the case of McLamb v. Supervalu, Inc., No. 2139 MDA 2013 (Pa. Super. Aug. 15, 2014 Shogan, J., Lazarus, J., Musmanno, J.)(Op. by Shogan, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court...Show More Summary

CNN Ordered to Rehire Over 100 Union Techs, Compensate Many More

The National Labor Relations Board order in a decade-long case comes at a difficult time for the network read more

New Zealand PM Releases Documents... That Don't Actually Discuss GCSB Mass Surveillance

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So we had just posted New Zealand Prime Minister John Key insulting the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, referring to him as a "henchman" and "a loser" for showing up in New Zealand to reveal that, contrary to Key's...Show More Summary

Feds to Arpaio: give back that Pentagon gear

Maricopa County (Phoenix) Sheriff and longtime Overlawyered mentionee Joe Arpaio did not keep close track of the military-grade gear the Pentagon gave him — in fact, his office seems to have lost some of it — and now the feds are lowering...Show More Summary

Amending 101?

Some have been considering a statutory overruling of Mayo and Alice Corp. What would this amendment do?: Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title. Patent eligibility extends to the […]

European Commission Denies EU Public Right To Express Views On TAFTA/TTIP And CETA

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One of the most glaring problems with TAFTA/TTIP is the lack of input from the public in whose name it is being negotiated. The great interest in providing feedback on the agreement can be seen from the one occasion when it was possible to voice an opinion -- the European Commission's consultation on the inclusion of a corporate sovereignty chapter. Show More Summary

“Did California just make it illegal for businesses to stop dealing with customers who insult them?”

An outcry has lately arisen over consumer contracts that purport to ban disparagement of the company that proffered the contract or its products, especially since a few such companies, seeking to silence customers vocally dissatisfied with products or services, have proceeded to sue them, threaten them with suit, or report them as credit risks. Show More Summary

September 16 roundup

“When I asked them why they decided to sell their [toy import] business, they said that they got out because of Proposition 65 and the CPSIA.” [Nancy Nord] State tax regimes are getting more aggressive about grabbing money earned inShow More Summary

Slick Dude Butt-Dials 911 On His Way To A Drug Deal, Is Promptly Arrested

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This somehow keeps happening. We've covered criminals accidentally butt-dialing the police and discussing their crimes while the authorities listened in, presumably with bemused expressions upon their fortunate faces. Then we talked about it again, proving that really stupid lightning apparently strikes twice. Show More Summary

Netflix, Amazon Beat Blacklisting Lawsuit From Former Employee

The claims from Jerry Kowal included defamation and wrongful termination read more

DailyDirt: Who Wants To Be An Astronaut?

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Not too long ago, becoming an astronaut was an amazing achievement that only a very few, rigorously selected and intensely trained pilots could ever hope to attain. But nowadays, while it's not exactly commonplace to be a space traveler,...Show More Summary

Law Students Need to Hear about ‘Dark Side’ of Being a Lawyer, says Professor

Studies have shown that lawyers suffer from high rates of depression and suicide. A new paper by a law professor who battled clinical depression says law schools can do a better job of talking to future lawyers about the issue of mental illness within the legal profession.

Why Industry Vets Should Play Nice With Startups

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

What's the secret behind the most successful tech startups? No, it's not having founders with perfect SAT scores or sealing a dozen coders in a room with cases of Red Bull. The answer often has more to do with refining and capitalizing on an established idea, than with conjuring up something new out of thin air. Show More Summary

Netflix And Infringement Called Out During Australian Copyright Forum, But One Major Studio Admits Windowed Releases Are Stupid

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Being a good Australian means waiting weeks or months for movies or software and then paying an exorbitant amount for them. It took all the way until 2013 for the Australian government to finally allow its adult gamers to buy games for...Show More Summary

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