Use of GPS Data Against Cabbie Not Privacy Violation, Judge Says

By |2011-08-31T23:53:08+00:00August 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Prosecutors' use of global positioning system data to track the movements of a New York City taxi driver accused of overcharging almost 300 passengers did not violate the driver's Fourth Amendment right to privacy, a Manhattan judge has ruled.

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Law Decriminalizing Sexting by Minors Nearing Final Legislative Approval

By |2011-08-31T22:59:26+00:00August 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

New Jersey is a step away from having the state attorney general and the courts create a diversionary program as an alternative to criminal prosecution of juveniles who transmit explicit photos of themselves or other minors in a practice known as "sext...

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Australia's Litigation-Funding Giant Looks Abroad

By |2011-08-31T22:31:36+00:00August 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

IMF (Australia) Ltd. pioneered the litigation-funding business in Australia, the only country where it truly has become an industry. Now, IMF is eyeing the U.S., the U.K., Hong Kong, Singapore and other common law jurisdictions. But can it transform th...

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Apple files trade commission complaint against HTC

By |2011-08-31T22:13:46+00:00August 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] Apple [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder] filed a complaint against HTC [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder] Friday with the US International Trade Commission [official website] (USITC) for patent infringement related to scrolli...

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USITC rules HTC infringed two Apple patents; HTC will appeal

By |2011-08-31T18:18:11+00:00August 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] Apple [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder] prevailed in a complaint [JURIST report] against HTC [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder] on Saturday when the US International Trade Commission (USITC) [official website] ruled against ...

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House version of patent reform differs from Senate's over fee diversion

By |2011-08-31T12:08:15+00:00August 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Bills passed by the House and Senate would both change the U.S. patent system from a first-to-invent system into a first-to-file system, but there's lingering controversy about whether the patent office can keep all its fees and about provisions allowi...

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Supreme Court rules in Confrontation Clause case

By |2011-08-31T01:53:43+00:00August 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 in Bullcoming v. New Mexico that the Confrontation Clause [Cornell LII backgrounders] does not allow laboratory reports containing testimonial ce...

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Feds Concede DOMA Fight in Bankruptcy Court

By |2011-08-30T17:17:16+00:00August 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The decision by the DOJ, led by AG Eric Holder Jr., and congressional Republicans leaves intact an order by 20 judges allowing a married same-sex couple to file bankruptcy jointly.

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House restricts funding for US military operations in Libya

By |2011-08-30T15:08:06+00:00August 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] voted Thursday for a measure to restrict funding for US military operations in Libya but voted down a measure to entirely defund it. In another contradictory message from the House on approval...

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Federal judge blocks South Dakota abortion law with 72-hour waiting period

By |2011-08-30T14:14:22+00:00August 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of South Dakota [official website] issued a preliminary injunction [order, PDF] Thursday blocking a South Dakota abortion regulation [HB 1217] requiring a 72-hour waiting period. Judge Karen S...

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