Can I Be Fired for Taking Part in Occupy Protests?

By |2011-11-28T12:23:25+00:00November 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Can you be fired for protesting? Substitute teacher Patricia McAllister was fired in mid-October after making a public comment about "Zionist Jews" at Occupy Los Angeles. Ten days later, Caitlin Curran, of public radio's The Takeaway, was fired after a...

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Ted Brooks on Trial Tech in Dodgers Divorce

By |2011-11-28T10:44:54+00:00November 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Ted Brooks, CEO of Litigation Technology, tells Monica Bay, LTN magazine's editor-in-chief, how his team used TrialDirector in the divorce trial of Dodgers' owners Frank and Jamie McCourt to show the differences in key documents representing their mari...

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Google's Motorola Deal Highlights the Patent Failures of the Patent System

By |2011-11-28T03:36:46+00:00November 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

In light of Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, intellectual property scholars Michael Meurer and James Bessen discuss the use of patents as "weapons," the fundamental failures of the U.S. patent system and what might be done to ri...

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Kirkland and Honeywell Play the Ted Stevens Card in Sanctions Motion Against DOJ

By |2011-11-28T03:07:12+00:00November 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Kirkland & Ellis lawyers defending Honeywell in a case over allegedly defective body armor invoked the botched Ted Stevens prosecution several times in a motion claiming the government had "permanently tainted" the case by withholding exculpatory infor...

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Congress examines federal role in marriage laws

By |2011-11-28T02:39:59+00:00November 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

For the first time since Congress voted in 1996 to define marriage as between a man and a woman, a congressional committee on Wednesday looked at reversing that action. The hearing came as advocates for gay rights tried to build on momentum from recent...

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Appeals court hears arguments over RI denial to hand suspect to federal custody

By |2011-11-27T22:05:24+00:00November 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] Attorneys argued [oral arguments audio file, MP3] before the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit [official website] Thursday that Rhode Island is not obligated to turn over alleged murderer Jason Pleau to federal prosecutors in an effort...

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Circuit Finds Flaw in Perfect 10's Bid for Injunction

By |2011-11-27T21:46:05+00:00November 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

In the long-running copyright dispute over Google search results showing thumbnail images of nude models from the website Perfect 10, the 9th Circuit on Wednesday sided with Google in rejecting an injunction.

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Skadden Up Against NYPD in Search for Missing Boy

By |2011-11-27T21:06:57+00:00November 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Skadden attorneys involved in an unusual pro bono case -- trying to find a boy who went missing from a Brooklyn foster home in early 2010 -- are butting heads with the New York City Police Department over their desire to review case files on the invest...

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Ecstasy Is Not a Controlled Substance: CA Court

By |2011-11-27T18:44:26+00:00November 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Is Ecstasy a controlled substance? You're probably thinking "yes," but according to a California appellate court, it's not that simple. The court ruled that Ecstasy is not automatically a controlled substance under state law. Instead, prosecutors must ...

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Senate approves legislation reforming US patent system

By |2011-11-27T18:19:49+00:00November 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] Thursday voted 89-9 to approve legislation [roll call vote] to amend the US patent system for the first time since 1952. The America Invents Act [HR 1249 materials], sponsored by Congressman Lamar Smith (R) [official website], proposes significant changes to the current US patent system. One of these would result in the conversion from a system of "first to invent" to a system of "first to file", a change which Congress supports because of...

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