Highlights from the first full-length biography of Judge Richard Posner.
Legal shows don't have to be 100 percent accurate, but it is nice when they at least make an effort.
Overlawyered gets a mention today in a New York Post editorial today, but the greater credit should go to Prof. Larry Tribe for his willingness to be swayed by the evidence on the Internal Revenue Service targeting controversy (earlier). Show More Summary
“In an epic takedown of a ruling issued Friday, a federal judge tossed a fraud lawsuit against Starbucks, dismissing claims that the coffee chain was defrauding customers by using a misleading amount of ice in their cold (i.e. iced)Show More Summary
Don't be accused of a crime if you want to keep your job.
Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday August 25, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 25, 2016 at 7:10am 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
Olympics watchers repeatedly begged Comcast for live opening ceremonies, more live events, less host prattle, and fewer ads ahead of the recent games in Rio. What did Comcast deliver instead? A smorgasbord of abysmal bloviation, tape delays, and so many advertisements that many people stopped watching in disgust. Show More Summary
Classic Liquor Importers, Ltd. v. Spirits International B.V., --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4419457, No. 15 Civ. 6503 (S.D.N.Y. 2016) Classic Liquor is a newcomer to the liquor business that recently launched a line of vodkas under the mark ROYAL ELITE. Show More Summary
Demand for legal services may be down, but to keep up appearances, law firms are raising their rates. Despite those rate increases — which are driving revenue across most firms — Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Legal Specialty Group says, “We do not expect the results to match the record peak performance experienced in 2014.” […]
Canada, like many other countries, considers "taking unfair advantage" of a trademark to be a distinct problem, making it less favorable to parody and other uses than the U.S. as a matter of formal law. What difference does that make...Show More Summary
Chester v. TJX Cos., 2016 WL 4414768, No 5:15-cv-01437 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2016) When an opinion begins with the quote, “You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means,” it’s not going to go well for the false advertising defendant. Show More Summary
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Tort Talkers may recall that I recently reported on the trial court decision denying Preliminary Objections filed by a Defendant in the cell phone/punitive damages case of Paszkowski v. Kleintop, No. C-0048-CV-2014-11600 (C.P. North....Show More Summary
Legislators and law enforcement (for the most part…) have been hesitant to demand companies build backdoors into their encryption schemes. The unwillingness to cross this government overreach line hasn't really tempered cursing of the impending darkness, however. Show More Summary
As self-driving cars inch closer to the mainstream, a common debate has surfaced: should your car be programmed to kill you if it means saving the lives of dozens of other people? This so-called "trolley problem" has been debated atShow More Summary
Free speech hero Flemming Rose’s acceptance speech on winning the 2016 Cato Institute Friedman Prize; “A Timeline of Attacks on Free Speech” is one of many features of new book Defending Free Speech, edited by Steve Simpson and highly...Show More Summary
Drobetsky v. Chicago School of Prof. Psych. (Ill. App. 2016) [1152797_R23] There is no general cause of action for ‘plagiarism’ – it comes up most often in student and employment cases. Drobetsky was a masters degree student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Show More Summary
The Director of National Intelligence's office has cleared another FISA court opinion [PDF] for release. These are getting far more interesting to read, even if little seems to be changing about the FBI/NSA's collection methods. TheShow More Summary
The eminent constitutional scholar has a lovely, albeit eccentrically decorated, home.
A debate between two British academics in honor of National Ukrainian Independence Day. [Debates.EU] Fascinating podcast with Professor Steve Drizin who heads up the legal team defending Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey. [Scalar Learning] You really don't want a stressed out jury on your hands. Show More Summary