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Thomas Jefferson School of Law Gets Reprieve after Missed Bond Payment

Thomas Jefferson School of Law is scrambling to restructure its debt after missing a bond payment deadline.


yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

For those of you attending next Friday's (September 26th) Tort Talk Expo 2014 CLE Seminar, please note that the seminar will NOT be in the same downstairs area ballroom as in past years.Rather, the Seminar will take place in a ballroom known as "THE CONVENTION CENTER" in the NEW MOHEGAN SUN HOTEL AREA located adjacent to the casino. Show More Summary

Finding The Easy Life As A Contract Attorney

Even though there may be fewer responsibilities associated with being in document review, it isn't usually the easy life.

140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Harper suspended Commons committee reviews of Gascon’s Supreme Court appointment in June: House documents Experiential Legal Writing: The...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 09.17.14

Uh oh! The Second Circuit is having a copy/paste problem in that it copied and pasted the wrong legal standard into twelve of its immigration opinions from 2008 to 2012. Embarrassing. [WSJ Law Blog] Am Law named the grand prize winners...Show More Summary

Austin Police Officer Tries To Paint Police Accountability Groups As 'Domestic Extremists' In FOIA'ed Emails

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

An activist is a terrorist, at least according to Senior Police Officer Justin Berry of the Austin Police Dept. While the terms aren't mutually exclusive, a person can be one without being the other. In Berry's mind, they're both, and he feeds off the FBI's paranoia to reach his conclusion. Show More Summary

Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice

Stephen Mason and Austin Talley are conducting a survey of patent practitioners when the focus on: What technical subjects should undergraduate degree candidates considering patent law study? Take the survey here: I’ll post a link to the results once they are released.  

Warrantless Subscriber Disclosures and the CBSA: The Missing Transparency Report

Earlier this year, reports indicated that the Canadian Border Services Agency had requested subscriber information over 18,000 times in a single year, with the vast majority of the requests and disclosures occuring without a warrant. ...Show More Summary

What Kate Upton's Nude Photo Hack Reveals About Google

Only half of the model-actress and pitcher Justin Verlander's private photos are removed from indexes as the search engine grapples with legal theories over "selfies," copyright and fair use read more

DC Police Chief Publicly Criticizes Officer's Actions After He Attempts To Shut Down A Citizen Recording An Arrest

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over two years ago, Washington, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier enacted a new policy for her officers to follow when dealing with citizens armed with cameras. Very simply put: leave them alone. "A bystander has the same right to take photographs or make recordings as a member of the media," Chief Lanier writes. Show More Summary

Mall Employee Can Be Business Invitee in Premises Liability Case

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas decision by a visiting Senior Judge in the case of Young v. Prizm Asset Management Company, No. 2010-CV-8445 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Nov. 4, 2013, Saxton, J), the trial court granted summary...Show More Summary

DoJ inspector general finds wrongdoing (then nothing happens)

FOIA findings: “Dozens of Justice Department officials, ranging from FBI special agents and prison wardens to high-level federal prosecutors, have escaped prosecution or firing in recent years despite findings of misconduct by the department’s own internal watchdog. Show More Summary

Another Case Against GCHQ Filed At The European Court Of Human Rights; Could Overturn UK's Main Snooping Law

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Just last week we wrote about the growing number of legal challenges to GCHQ spying. Now here's another one, from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, which is concerned about how blanket surveillance threatens the workings of a free...Show More Summary

“California environmental laws ‘worked’…”

Or so a California Court of Appeals “proudly announced …because it took only 20 years from a developer’s application to build a housing tract under existing zoning, to the court’s EIR [environmental impact review] approval.” [Gideon Kanner, citing Clover Valley Foundation v. Show More Summary

Liability roundup

Florida judge strikes down state’s workers comp system [Insurance Journal,, David DePaolo, Bradenton Herald] State of Washington will pay $10 million to family on theory it should have closed highways earlierShow More Summary

Brands Use Trademark To Get Toronto To Pull Clever Anti-Litter Campaign Just Because

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Recall that trademark law is chiefly about protecting consumers from confusion via the limitation of words, images and logos for use in specific forms of commerce -- specifically used in ways that might confuse the consumer about the origin of the product. Show More Summary

You're Not Fooling Anybody, Clown

Personally, I have no doubt this was a deliberate attack: Darlene B___ v. Jerusalem Temple Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; Praetorian Insurance Company; Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System;...Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Storing Energy In Organic Molecules

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Petroleum products are a pretty convenient way to store energy. It's just unfortunate that burning the stuff releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Biofuels could be a solution, but relying on natural biological processes can be difficult to scale up -- especially if we expect biofuels to try to match up with the current energy demands. Show More Summary

Happy Constitution Day!

You are no doubt as excited as I am about the advent of Constitution Day, which explodes into being again Wednesday, Sept. 17, with its customary flurry of greeting cards, traffic-stopping parades, fraught and complicated holiday dinners...Show More Summary

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