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Greenberg Traurig Wins $2M Fee Award in Suit Against US Government

A federal claims court judge on Tuesday ordered the government to pay $2 million in legal fees to Greenberg Traurig for its work representing a Florida real estate developer that prevailed in a long-running case over the denial of a permit to fill in wetlands.       

Covert Cryptocurrency Miners Quickly Become A Major Problem

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As websites increasingly struggle to keep the lights on in the age of ad blockers, a growing number of sites have increasingly turned to bitcoin miners like Coinhive. Such miners covertly use visitor CPU cycles to mind cryptocurrency...Show More Summary

'Tis The Season To Fail To Catch Contraband And Explosive Devices At TSA Checkpoints

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Just in time for the travel season to kick in, the TSA is operating at peak efficiency. Streamlining travelers' pre-boarding procedures this year -- just like every year preceding it -- will be the agency's inability to keep dangerous...Show More Summary

Band In The USA: How Can Musicians Fight The Unauthorized Use Of Their Identities?

A number of retailers 'forget' to notify, let alone gain the consent of, bands whose identities are being exploited for profit.

Stephanie Ruhle Shows How White Allies Are Supposed To Act By Live-Dragging Trent Garmon, Roy Moore’s Lawyer

Trent Garmon tried to come at Ali Velshi with some dog-whistle bigotry, but the co-host was having none of it.

Don’t Hate Your Friends Who Had Their Parents Pay For Law School

Instead, we can kind of feel sorry for them -- they'll never have the chance to prove their mettle.

Church & Dwight not protected against challenge to "Made in USA" claim for condoms

3 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Claiborne v. Church & Dwight Co., 2017 WL 5256752, No. 17-cv-00746 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 13, 2017) At least two lines of Trojan brand male condoms have the words “Made in U.S.A.” printed on the packaging. This statement allegedly violatesShow More Summary

TM question of the day

3 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Game of Bones (at the science museum): http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Smart-Home Devices: Bad HAL

With about two billion do-this, do-that and do-the-other gadgets gaining space in big-box stores and online shopping carts – and another seven billion expected to flood the market by 2018 – it is safe to say smart-home devices have hit their stride. Show More Summary

Dechert's Steven Bradbury, Rebuked in Senate, Is Confirmed as Transportation GC

Steven Bradbury, a Dechert litigation partner in Washington and former top U.S. Justice Department lawyer, narrowly won confirmation Tuesday as general counsel to the U.S. Transportation Department after a rebuke for his role in writing memos that justified the use of harsh tactics against detainees in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.       

Possible Gorsuch Recusal Complicates SCOTUS Review of SEC Judges

The U.S. Supreme Court's consideration of cases challenging the constitutional status of SEC administrative law judges has brought recusal issues front and center.       

CFPB Director Richard Cordray Will Step Down Before End of November

Richard Cordray is stepping down as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after spending more than five years building up the Obama-era agency from scratch and fostering it into a powerful regulator.       

Orrick's Hermle Hits Back at Nasty Depiction in Ellen Pao's New Book

That Ellen Pao has nothing nice to say in her new book “Reset about Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe litigator Lynne Hermle is not surprising. Turns out, Hermle doesn't have a lot of nice things to say about Pao either.       

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday November 15, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law. For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at http://www.wiselaw.net. - Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

Ninth Circuit Lets Us See Its Glassdoor Ruling, And It's Terrible

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Well, I was wrong: last week I lamented that we might never know how the Ninth Circuit ruled on Glassdoor's attempt to quash a federal grand jury subpoena served upon it demanding it identify users. Turns out, now we do know: two days after the post ran the court publicly released its decision refusing to quash the subpoena. Show More Summary

AT&T Promises Your Broadband Will Suck Less...But Only If It Gets Another Massive Tax Cut

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One of the reasons for the U.S.' pricey and mediocre broadband is our historical habit of throwing oodles of tax breaks and subsidies for fiber optic networks at giant ISPs, then letting them tap dance over and around those obligations when it comes time to deliver. Show More Summary

Ireland’s Antiquated Definition Of ‘Parent’ Means Denying Citizenship To Children of Same-Sex Couples

Let’s hope we can toast to these children and their Irish passports over a pint of Guinness soon.

Alcohol Not Cool in Law School

When it comes to alcohol in law school, times have changed. A few years ago, critics raged against university administrators who banned alcohol at student functions. But like tobacco use, it is not so cool to drink in law school anymore. It only took a few hazing incidents, sexual......

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