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November 25, 2014

IF YOU MUST ARBITRATE, ARBITRATE WELL

Our readers will are aware of our distaste for arbitration in any other context than some consumer industries.  Resolving a legal dispute before a referee whose decision, […]
November 20, 2014

STALKING FOR PARKING

Talks of harassment, stalking, or restraining orders seem the stuff of domestic abuse cases.  But businesses, or at least business owners, are not immune to those […]
November 17, 2014

RATIONAL RESOLUTION

Pop culture and civil litigation recently merged in the news.  A federal judge allowed Marvin Gaye’s family’s lawsuit against Robin Thicke, which claims that Blurred Lines infringes […]
November 16, 2014

GOOD OLE DAYS

In the good ole days – say, the turn of the last century – a farmer sued a tractor’s vendor for false advertising.  Since he could […]
November 12, 2014

BUSY SIGNALS

Sometimes, when one calls upon the law, the law answers.  Responses to tricky questions can be gleaned from statutes or case law.  And sometimes, all you […]
November 4, 2014

BUNDLES OF STICKS

We end our short series of posts motivated in general by the U.S Supreme Court opening its new term by addressing what will possibly be the […]
November 2, 2014

NONSENSE OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE

I quote, without adornment, the fine people from law.com: “The Nebraska Supreme Court has just banned smoking in cigar bars. Yes, for real.” ‘nough said.
October 29, 2014

THE CONSTITUTION’S SLIDING SCALE

We continue to take the opportunity offered by the U.S Supreme Court opening its 2014-15 term to review some interesting areas of constitutional law.  And so […]
October 27, 2014

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The U.S. Supreme Court has started hearing this term’s cases.  While those of constitutional import or with political consequences will garner the most attention, the lion’s […]
October 24, 2014

CIRCUIT SPLIT

Our last post explained how any of the nearly 400,000 cases filed in Federal Court each year may work its way up to the U.S. Supreme […]
October 23, 2014

SUPREME COURT TERM STARTED

The beginning of the Supreme Court’s 2014-15 is a good opportunity to take a moment and step back to review how those headline-making cases end up there […]
October 20, 2014

KEEPING CONFIDENCES CONFIDENTIAL

It is axiomatic that consultations between clients and their attorney are confidential.  But when the client is a corporate entity, it is not always obvious when, […]