Law

Patricia Cornwell settles lawsuit vs. financial advisers

BOSTON (AP) — Patricia Cornwell has settled a lawsuit against her former business managers, avoiding a second trial for a case that dates to 2009.<p>The author had claimed the New York accounting firm Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP was negligent in handling her finances and cost her millions in losses or …

Business

Feds sue Qualcomm for anti-competitive patent licensing

Regulators say “no license, no chip” policy amounts to an illegal monopoly.<p>The US Federal Trade Commission has charged Qualcomm with violating the …

Intellectual Property

Should Anti-MLM Blogger Be Allowed To Remain Anonymous, Even After Losing In Court?

Four years ago, an anonymous former Amway marketer who operates a blog critical of multi-level marketing companies published in its entirety the text …

Consumer Protection

The Supreme Court will decide if the feds can block trademarks considered offensive

They call themselves "The Slants".<p>They're members of a Portland rock band organized by Simon Tam, an Asian-American musician and political activist. The name, he explains, is intended "to take on stereotypes that people have about us, like the slanted eyes, and own them."<p>But his effort to turn a …

Intellectual Property

European judges uphold UK right to impose whole-life jail sentences

Judges in Strasbourg reject claim by convicted killer that his sentence amounts to inhuman and degrading treatment<p>European human rights judges have confirmed the right of British courts to impose “life must mean life” sentences in the most heinous cases of murder.<p>The ruling by the European court of …

Death Penalty

Abolish Poca and all detention without trial laws

We, the <b>36 undersigned civil society organisations</b>, trade unions and groups, are appalled to hear about the case of Siti Noor Aishah Atam, a …

Human Rights

Zuckerberg takes the stand in Oculus trade secrets trial

Did Palmer Luckey steal Carmack’s code?<p>Today, Mark Zuckerberg took the stand in Northern Texas District Court to defend Oculus against accusations of copyright violation and trade secret theft. The plaintiff is Zenimax Media, the parent company of id and Bethesda, which provided crucial support for …

Virtual Reality

SCOTUS To Hear From Band The Slants For Right To Trademark Name

Support the news<p>The Asian-American band The Slants will appear before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to argue for full trademark rights to their …

Libyan rebel leader wins right to sue Jack Straw over UK's role in his 'abduction and rendition to Tripoli'

A Government attempt to block a damages claim by a Libyan dissident and his wife who allege the UK participated in their abduction and rendition to Tripoli more than a decade ago has failed at the Supreme Court.<p>Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his Moroccan wife Fatima Boudchar, who say they were tortured …

United Kingdom

Digital Ally comments on Taser patent ruling

Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) is disappointed to learn that the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas dismissed its allegations that Taser …

VW Diesel Rigging Compared to Horse-Meat Lasagna by Court - Bloomberg

The Volkwagen AG diesel-emissions scandal was compared to putting horse meat into lasagna by three German judges who ordered the company to reimburse …

Fuel Efficiency

One Weird Trick to Improve Copyright: Fix EULAs

<i>We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this</i> …

Innovation

European Court fines Russia for banning US adoptions

PARIS (AP) — Europe's human rights court ruled Tuesday that Russia must pay damages and legal costs to Americans who were barred from adopting Russian children.<p>Russia has three months to appeal the decision by the European Court of Human Rights.<p>The panel of seven judges, including one Russian, …

World News

Indian women seeing abortions beyond 20 weeks face desperate legal struggles

A gynaecologist and petitioner in the Niketa Mehta case on the arbitrariness and futility of the abortion deadline.<p><i>On Monday, the Supreme Court</i> …

Civil Rights

Is Praluent doomed? Regeneron, Sanofi appeal for a reprieve, but experts are skeptical

Sanofi and Regeneron have made their bid for a Praluent reprieve. In the wake of a district judge’s patent ruling that could push the partners’ new …

Investing

Age Discrimination in Employment Act: 50 Really Is the New 40

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) protects individuals who are at least 40 years of age from discrimination in the workplace. As …

Employment Law

Pasqua First Nation wins court battle with province

The Supreme Court of Canada has sided with the Pasqua First Nation when it comes to jurisdiction.<p>The First Nation took the province to court over its …

Supreme Court of Canada

Top Liberal in smoked-meat trademark dispute

A top Liberal and former digital guru for the federal party has become entangled in a dispute over the rights to use the Dunn’s Famous Delicatessen …

Lawsuits

Disability rights campaigners to challenge assisted suicide law

Disability campaigners from Shropshire will bring a legal challenge against the Director of Public Prosecutions, over current assisted suicide …

Assisted Suicide

How Appealing

Tuesday, January 17, 2017<p><b>"D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: 'It's Like the D.C. Circuit is Actively Trying to Undermine Your Column.'"</b> Aaron Nielson …

Sports Betting

'Robot Lawyer' Makes The Case Against Parking Tickets

It was the first day of school for Dean Lear's three kids. In a scramble to get his boys to class on time, the Seattle lawyer wound up parking in a space he probably should have avoided.<p>"There was a fire hydrant, but the curb wasn't painted and the fire hydrant was painted a kind of a funny color. …

Vitriol continues in New Orleans judge's contempt order against prosecutor

Criminal District Judge Laurie A. White is not backing down in her dispute with New Orleans assistant district attorney Jason Napoli, labeling him …

Louisiana

Court upholds order for fingerprint to unlock cellphone

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says that a man's right against self-incrimination was not violated when a judge ordered him to provide his …

Sports Law

Should We Be Able to Reclaim a Racist Insult — as a Registered Trademark?

In late 2009, Simon Tam’s Portland-based dance-rock band was doing well — going on tours, getting press. It was time, they decided, to start taking things more seriously and file a trademark application for their name: the Slants.<p>Tam’s lawyer, Spencer Trowbridge, agreed to handle the paperwork for …

Intellectual Property

Jeff Landry gets his pick of lawyer for Louisiana abortion restriction defense

Attorney General Jeff Landry and Gov. John Bel Edwards have managed to resolve at least a couple of their disagreements. The state's two top public …

Government

Appeals court upholds provisional release of sex offender

The state Court of Appeals upheld a judicial panel's decision to provisionally release a man from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, saying Tuesday …

Sports Law

MLK's Philosophy was Rooted in the Natural Law Tradition

It's typical of the progressive cast of our culture to focus on the forward-looking at the expense of the traditional—or if you prefer, to miss the …

Economics

Lawyers And What To Do To Find The Right One

You should not let the legal world scare or overwhelm you. It is quite possible to do research and find a lawyer who can meet all of your needs. …

Cisco Throws Yet Another Punch at Arista

At Cisco's request, the US Customs agency revoked its own prior ruling in favor of Arista.

Patents

It’s Copyright Week: Join Us in the Fight For A Better Copyright Law

<i>We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this</i> …

Intellectual Property