Since Trayvon Martin’s death much has been written and spoken on the news. It is a daily topic of discussion in the media. What would be different about the case if it happened in Tennessee rather than Florida. My first thought would be that Mr. Zimmerman would be under arrest. Tennessee criminal laws on self defense are completely different than Florida as well as the Grand Jury process.
Allegedly MIT’s computer systems were breached by Aaron Swartz who then downloaded millions of scholarly articles, but there are no claims of copyrights infringement. The New York Times reported that in July 2011 Aaron Swartz was indicted on charges that he:
I am a business client. Why should I hire your firm? I certainly get no help from your firm’s website. When I go to your law firm website it looks pretty much like the every other high quality law firm website. Your firm and other law firms claim to be “innovative,” or “creative.” Your firm and the others are “full service” firms and represent a diverse group of large and small clients on a “wide range of matters.”
When I first saw it, I did a double-take to make sure I wasn’t reading The Onion. The headline at the Consumer Product Safety Commission was, ”Children’s Slides Recalled by Landscape Structures due to Fall Hazard,” and one of the pictures included the slide in question. Who designed that? How did they think it was going to work?
In class actions, we have negotiations between two organizations. On one side is a corporation or firm, an organization in the truest sense. On the other is an “organization” of class members represented by one or more plaintiffs. Does this affect the way that negotiations are handled? Almost certainly.
The automatic stay in bankruptcy may be lifted to permit MF Global’s D&O and E&O insurers advance the defense expenses of individual defendants in the underlying litigation arising out of the company collapse, notwithstanding the objections of the failed company’s commodities customers, according to an April 10, 2011 ruling from Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn.
On Monday, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the district court’s decision ending Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement case against Google. Rosetta Stone’s complaint, filed in 2009, alleged that Google infringed Rosetta Stone’s trademark rights by selling its trademarks as keywords to third-party competitors without Rosetta Stone’s permission.
I am getting to know Pinterest. And it’s definitely a drag queen. If you create categories for people to organize their life, their interests, and their dreams into, they will do one of two things. They will only include those items that fit within the categories and leave the rest out or they will force the square pegs of their actual lives into the round holes provided for them to store their stuff.
Ninth Circuit En Banc Panel Tells Employers That Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is Only to Combat Hacking, Not Employee Trade Secret Misappropriation: United States Supreme Court May Need to Resolve Circuit Split
On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, a Ninth Circuit en banc panel released its highly anticipated decision in United States v. Nosal and affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing criminal counts against a former employee of a headhunter firm accused of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 et seq. by conspiring with employees of the former employer to log on to the employer’s confidential database and send proprietary files to a competitor.
Like many others, my interest in the JOBS Act really started with crowdfunding. This is probably because securities law is an imposing tangle of archaic acts, byzantine regulations and repetitive rules. (Securities lawyers commonly say things like “…Rule 506 under Regulation D, promulgated pursuant to Section 4(2) of the ’33 Act…” and expect you to understand/stay awake). Crowdfunding, however, is the hip, internet-based, exciting new thing!