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Middle School Principal Suspended Over Unannounced School Shooter Drill

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Listen up, everyone, because I think this is important and I'm very serious about this. The Florida middle school we recently discussed that conducted an unannounced active school shooter drill with armed police bursting into darkened classrooms full of terrified students and teachers has taken action. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Statutory Caps in Context of Tort Claims Act

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In another notable decision, this time in the case of Zauflik v. Pennsbury School District, 1 MAP 2014 (Pa. Nov. 19, 2014 ), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the $500,000 statutory cap on tort claim recoveries against local governmental agencies under the Tort Claims Act, 42 Pa.C.S.A. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues Tincher Decision: Declines to Adopt Restatement Third for Products Cases

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released its much anticipated products liability decision in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., No. 17 MAP 2013 (Pa. Nov. 19, 2014 Castille, C.J.)When the Court accepted the appeal in Tincher it defined the...Show More Summary

Manson: Also Registered at Pottery Barn, Target, Amazon, Walmart, and Macy's

Your options for furnishing the cell of Charles Manson and/or the nearby hovel of his future bride have expanded somewhat. This is according to, which is the sort of thing I was hoping my colleague Amy would know about,...         ...Show More Summary

Barclays Center Sues 'Fashion Rocks' Producer Claiming $1.3 Million Owed

Three Lions Entertainment is allegedly unable to pay its bills read more

Hollywood Docket: Jon Lovitz's Dispute With Comedy Club Manager Ends

Halle Berry scores an injunction in a conflict over advertising and a judge is skeptical of copyright claims against Jay Z read more

DailyDirt: In The Long Run, We're All Dead

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you're looking for some good data to put into an infographic, it's not too hard to find statistics on death. Reliable stats of how people died go back quite a ways, too. Sure, it's a bit morbid, but most people don't think about dying until they're close to doing it. Show More Summary

Tiger Woods Fails Parody, Streisands 'Offending' Content As A Result

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The last time we wrote about Tiger Woods, it was way back in the day when he was best known for putting golf balls in small holes instead of [Ed.: Tim, did you really think we were going to allow this to stay in the post?]. Even back...Show More Summary

Back In The Race: Contemplating Change

If you're a temporary employee, should you look for a permanent position elsewhere while still employed or stay on at your current firm as long as possible in the hopes that it might lead to a formal hire?

Vivendi, Others, to Pay $275 Million to Settle Activision Shareholder Litigation

Vivendi SA and others will pay $275 million to settle shareholder litigation arising from its $8.2 billion sale of a stake in Activision Blizzard Inc. back to the videogame maker last year.

New House Intelligence Boss Doesn't See The Need For Any Surveillance Reform

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Mario Trujillo, over at The Hill, has highlighted how the incoming House Intelligence Committee boss, Devin Nunes, doesn't believe any surveillance reform is necessary, based largely on an opinion piece he wrote back in July entitled...Show More Summary

Obama to Unveil Immigration Executive Actions This Week

President Barack Obama is expected to unveil his planned executive actions on immigration in a speech Thursday night. His proposal, which would give temporary legal status to millions of people in the U.S. illegally, sets the stage for a constitutional battle with Republican lawmakers over the president's power to act on his own.

Breaking News II - TIncher Decided in Pennsylvania - Azzarello Overruled

This is as short as the Tincher majority opinion (128 pp.) is long. Azzarello is overruled. The preliminary judicial evaluation of "unreasonable danger" is abolished. The jury considers it under a dual standard. The negligence/strict liability dichotomy originating in Azzarello is gone. Show More Summary

Breaking Bauman News from California

This is short – but very sweet. Regular readers will recall the California appellate decision that we criticized in our “Hotel California” post back in August. In that case, the court avoided the restrictions that Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 11.19.14

First the cheerleaders went after their employers in wage and hours suits. Now strippers. And the strippers are winning. [Slate] Prince Harry’s ex, Chelsy Davy, has left her Biglaw gig as an Allen & Overy associate. So that’s what happens when you lose the real-life version of I Wanna Marry Harry. Show More Summary

Darkhotel Cyberattacks Business Executives in Hotels

Kaspersky identifies that Darkhotel is a group of attackers that “seems to know in advance when these individuals will arrive and depart from their high-end hotels. So, the attackers lay in wait until these travelers arrive and connect to the Internet.”

U.S. Government Seeks to Keep Megaupload Money Because Kim Dotcom Is a 'Fugitive'

Prosecutors argue that criminal defendants who won't willingly give themselves up shouldn't be allowed to use the resources of the court read more

Roca Labs Sues Blogger; Faces Legal Challenges In NY & Florida

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Keeping up with the ongoing Roca Labs saga appears to require full-time effort, as there are a bunch of updates. First up, though, is that Roca Labs has decided to sue blogger Tracy Coenen for the articles she published about Roca Labs. Show More Summary

Jones Day Does Not Have A Sense Of Humor

The firm sends a stern rebuke to ALM objecting to their coverage. And it's hilarious.

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