Vision is an amazing thing. Add other senses and emotions to what the human eye is able to behold, and suddenly an impression is burned into the intangible canvas of our consciousness.
Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments on whether lawyers are allowed to bring whistleblower lawsuits against their employer and client (U.S. ex rel. Fair Laboratory Practices Associates vs. Quest Diagnostics Inc. et al.).
I just do not get it. I keep seeing and hearing stories about veterans who are not being hired. One woman spent a year in Iraq guarding high profile prisoners. She joined the National Guard at the age of 36 years old. Soon, she went on her first tour in Iraq. She was laid off from her bank job and could not find a new job.
Late last month — in a decision that seems to have been largely overlooked in the privacy trade press — a federal judge in Illinois held [PDF] that the Wiretap Act did not prohibit the interception of communications sent over unsecured Wi-Fi networks provided by hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and other commercial entities.
Christian Louboutin Scores Another Victory for Patent Holders in Red-Sole Trademark Case : LXBN Roundtable
As the verdict in Apple v. Samsung was being read, another similarly high-profile intellectual property case was winding down. Shortly after Apple’s victory over Samsung, Chrisitian Louboutin scored a big win, albeit with a few qualifications, over Yves Saint Laurent as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Louboutin’s lacquered red-sole trademark. While the Cupertino, California-based tech company may not have much in common with the Parisian shoe designer, they both find themselves the beneficiaries of the United States patent system.
Just yesterday, an individual affiliated with social hacktivist group Anonymous took down a sizable chunk of the web by attacking GoDaddy and its servers. Millions of sites were left helpless as an individual known only by the alias Anonymous Own3r hit the domain host and registrar with a massive distributed denial of service attack. To discuss, we bring in Travis Crabtree, attorney with Looper Reed & McGraw and author of the eMedia Law Insider.
There is a fine line between a lawful promotion and illegal gambling. Sweepstakes are legal, while private lotteries are not. Paying entry fees for a skill contest can be legal (depending on the circumstances), while placing bets is generally not.
The amount of political rhetoric on Facebook is staggering. People are using Facebook to give you a “play-by-play” of what they think about the November presidential election.
Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform released its “2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study,” which asked lawyers and senior executives at companies with over $100 million in annual revenues what they thought about being sued. That’s like asking Yankees fans what they think about the Red Sox.
And we’re back. A cool front actually reached Houston this weekend, and it was a reminder to look at the calendar. Summer vacations are over and it is time to buckle down. The Supreme Court of Texas has cinched up its tack and is saddling up for a full schedule of arguments.