In 1980, Billy Joel sang about Sleeping With The Television On. Thirty two years later, having had Billy Joel melodies in my head all night, I’m blogging about Leaving With The Work Computer On. (Best I got this Monday morning.) After a brief early-summer hiatus, there’s a very interesting decision that was issued a few weeks ago in the case of Marcus v. Rogers (Superior Court of New Jersey, 6/28/12).
The SCOTUS blog recently held a symposium on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. Kiobel is one of the most important cases that will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in the new term that begins October 1, 2012.
On Friday, July 20, 2012, the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (the ACLU ”gene patenting”/BRCAI case), which is on remand in view of the Supreme Court decision in Mayo v. Prometheus. The courtroom was crowded again, but the mood seemed a bit lighter than the first oral arguments in April 2011.
The Libor scandal first began to unfold more than four years ago, but the with dramatic announcements in late June of the imposition of fines and penalties of over $450 million against Barclays PLC, the scandal has shifted into a higher gear and is now the leading story in financial papers around the world. At this point, it is apparent that the Libor scandal is going to be one of the hot topics for months to come.
On Wednesday last week, The Los Angeles Times had a fascinating article about the latest skirmish in Hollywood’s quest to dominate the Chinese film market, entitled, “Warner, China Film clash on ‘Dark Knight’ debut against ‘Spider-Man.’“ China Film Group, the state-owned entity that determines movie release dates in China, has scheduled both Warner Brothers’ “The Dark Knight Rises” and Sony Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man” to open on August 30.
By Jennifer Gurevitz
You’ve heard that discharging student loans in bankruptcy is near impossible right? Well, not only does it take your filing bankruptcy, but you need to sue your lender in an adversary proceeding, and prove your case before the bankruptcy judge will order your student loans discharged.
The NRA Gave Him the Gun and Hollywood Gave Him the Reason: James Holmes and the Aurora Theater Shooting
Gun violence in the United States has made us seem, to the rest of the world, as backwards and primitive. While that may not matter to some Americans, and in fact, some may actually take pride in that point, it should matter. Everyday, 8 children die by gun violence in the United States. Every year, approximately 12,000 Americans are murdered by guns. That means every year, four times the total number of Americans KIA from the entire Iraq war are murdered by guns.
Like horse’s hooves, partnerships have to deal with different conditions throughout a year. There is a well-known equestrian saying: ‘no foot, no horse‘ which means keep the hooves in order or you don’t have a fit, usable mount.
Bloggers note: Today’s guest column is co-authored by two shining stars in the immigration firmament, Roxana Bacon and Esther Olavarria, who offer four innovative proposals for immigration reform conceived by their law students at the University of Miami Law School. The post is longer than usual but well worth your time.