What do cases involving challenges to same-sex-marriage and voter ID laws have in common?
In 1969, while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paul Soglin was arrested at the first Mifflin Street Block Party, a student protest of the Vietnam War.
Much ink has been spilled over the new world order seemingly announced by last year’s Second Circuit decision in Prince v. Cariou with regard to copyright, fair use, appropriation art, and “transformativeness.”
Seventh Circuit Vacates Multi-Million Dollar Jury Verdict Against Nursing Home On Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims
In a stunning reversal, the Seventh Circuit recently vacated an over $12 million jury verdict against a nursing home and its president, and remanded it to the district court for judgment to be entered in favor of defendants.
It is black letter law that states can prohibit contracts from requiring bargaining unit members to pay money to unions, right?
That’s the upshot from U.S. ex rel. Absher v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center, Nos. 13-1886 & 13-1936 (Aug. 20, 2014), a recent decision from the Seventh Circuit (authored by Judge Manion) that addressed the worthless-services theory of liability under the False Claims Act.
It’s rare that a party to a contract can breach it but not be liable for a remedy.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could entertain arguments on what “capacity” equipment must have to be considered an autodialer under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
In a case decided last Friday, KDC Foods v. Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A., No. 13-3678 (7th Cir. Aug. 15, 2014), the Seventh Circuit warned companies not to expect much leeway from statutes of limitation under Wisconsin law.
This case pitted Fortres Grand, seller of software under the mark “Clean Slate,” against Warner Bros. which, in 2012, released the last Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.