Law

Thousands of Trump University students file to get their money back

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Thousands of former enrollees at Trump University are one step closer to getting back at least some of their money.<p>More than 3,700 of them have filed claims as part of last year's $25 million settlement agreed to by President Donald Trump, according to Rachel Jensen, a plaintiff's …

College & University

Russia probe needs a special prosecutor right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's clear that Russia tried to influence the presidential election last year. What's not clear is whether President Donald Trump or anyone associated with his campaign or transition team were involved. I don't think we will ever know the truth unless a special prosecutor takes over the …

Government

Amazon Defeats IRS in Tax-Court Case

Amazon.com Inc. prevailed over the Internal Revenue Service in a more than $1.5 billion dispute over the online retailer’s transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary.<p>The U.S. Tax Court ruled Thursday that the IRS made arbitrary determinations and abused its discretion in several instances, marking …

Taxes

High-Court Case to Challenge Venue 'Shopping' in Patent Suits

WASHINGTON—Businesses, particularly those in the tech sector, are watching closely a case to be argued in the Supreme Court next week challenging a system that has led to a concentration of patent cases in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions such as eastern Texas.<p>The companies, often defendants in a …

Patents

Succinct and careful testimony in favor of originalism

On Thursday morning, law professor and blogger Lawrence Solum will be testifying at the Gorsuch hearings about originalism. His testimony is available online and it is a succinct (12 double-spaced pages) and yet quite careful explanation of the core idea of originalism. I will resist the temptation …

What the Supreme Court’s First Ruling on Fashion Copyrights Means for the Runway

On Wednesday the Supreme Court ruled in the <i>Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands</i> case, which centered on the issue of copyrighting the chevron, stripe, and other patterns of cheerleading uniforms. To laypeople, this was the case that gave the world the justices’ unforgettable banter about fashion and …

Fashion

Fork Fallout? A Bitcoin Split Could Become a Legal Mess

Should the bitcoin network suddenly split into rival networks, those negatively impacted in a shake-up may be unable to turn to courts for …

Bitcoin

Dennis Oland wrongly denied bail in murder case: Supreme Court

Dennis Oland was wrongly denied bail pending an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a judgment that clarifies the grounds for granting release to people who challenge a finding of guilt.<p>The unanimous high court ruling Thursday had no immediate effect …

Crime

Three rivers are now legally people – but that's just the start of looking after them

In the space of a week, the world has gained three notable new legal persons: the Whanganui River in New Zealand, and the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers in …

Colorado city fights to keep ban on topless women

A Colorado city plans to appeal a federal judge's decision to temporarily halt enforcement of its ban on women going topless.

Minneapolis

Top 10 Issues Facing Financial Institutions in 2017: #5 – FinTech

Article ByJoseph E. SilviaSchiff Hardin LLPPublicationsFinancial technology, commonly referred to as FinTech, describes many different things …

FinTech

Gorsuch: I'm 'sorry' for ruling against autistic student

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said Wednesday that he was "sorry" for ruling against an autistic student because he was "bound …

Judiciary

Moment of truth for Chadian dictator convicted of crimes against humanity

On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and …

Human Rights

Opportunities and restrictions in procurement law

2016 was a turbulent year in procurement law: sweeping amendments to the Procurement Act, important decisions of the Dutch Supreme Court and the …

Copyright infringement case on Anushka Sharma's 'Phillauri' DISMISSED!

Just three days before Phillauri's release, the makers of the film including producer Anushka Sharma found themselves in a legal trouble. Dashrath …

Anushka Sharma

Calls for ACT government to introduce 'revenge porn' laws

A petition has been launched calling on the ACT government to introduce laws that specifically prohibit revenge porn.<p>Revenge porn is the distribution …

Human Rights

Catholic priest in court on abuse charges

A Victorian Catholic priest facing historical child sex abuse crimes will have his court hearing adjourned until July after it was revealed the judge …

Religion

Second appeal rejected in battle over Arnhem Land bauxite royalties

Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation vows to continue fight against the Northern Land Council after another legal setback<p>A long-running court battle involving two powerful Indigenous clans and the Northern Land Council is set to continue after the federal court again rejected an appeal by one group …

Manager Amendments to the American Health Care Act

Article ByAmy GordonSusan M. NashMcDermott Will & Emery On the SubjectOn Monday March 20, 2017, Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) …

Health Care

Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities

The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously raised the bar for the educational benefits owed to millions of children with disabilities in one of the most significant special-education cases­ to reach the high court in dec­ades.<p>The opinion rejected a lower standard set by the U.S. Court of Appeals …

Education

'Home Improvement' Profits Lawsuit Against Disney Revived by Appeals Court

The 1990s TV show starring Tim Allen made more than a billion dollars, and now producers will get a chance to fight over Disney's conduct related to …

Entertainment

Q: Could U.S. Prosecute Reporters For Classified Scoops? A: Maybe

Could the U.S. Justice Department prosecute reporters for publishing stories based on classified material? That once-tangential question briefly took center stage during Monday's House Intelligence Committee hearing.<p>As several Republican lawmakers stressed the possible criminality of leaking to the …

Government

The Supreme Court Just Gave Designers More Leeway to Sue Over Knockoffs

The Supreme Court just handed the fashion industry a potential tool in the fight against knockoffs. In a 6-2 decision handed down this morning, Justices agreed that certain creative elements of clothing and apparel design can be protected under copyright.<p>The case at the heart of the decision …

Fashion

Patents Are A Big Part Of Why We Can’t Own Nice Things: the Supreme Court Should Fix That

Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could allow companies to keep a dead hand of control over their products, even after you buy …

Intellectual Property

Supreme Court reverses decision that Gorsuch helped craft interpretation for

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Judge Neil Gorsuch continued to testify at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing Wednesday, his potential soon-to-be colleagues were busy reversing an interpretation of a federal anti-discrimination statute that he played a role in crafting.<p>Although Gorsuch had not participated in the …

Judiciary

Merck must face renewed Fosamax warning claims: U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived claims by several hundred plaintiffs who accused Merck & Co of failing to adequately warn about the risks of thigh bone fractures associated with its osteoporosis drug Fosamax.<p>In a 3-0 decision, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said …

21st Century

Dean Increases Rankings, Drama At Law School

You'd think that raising a law school's U.S. News ranking 22 spots would some give job security to a law dean.

Higher Education

Babri Masjid-Ram Temple issue: CPI(M) calls SC decision 'superfluous and unwise'

<b>New Delhi:</b> Terming as "superfluous and unwise" CJI JS Khehar's suggestion to settle the Ayodhya dispute outside court, CPI(M) on Wednesday said the …

Mosques

Supreme Court: A Patent Owner Can Lie In Wait

In a ruling today that will cheer up patent trolls, the Supreme Court said patent owners can lie in wait for years before suing. This will allow …

Patents

Appeals court tosses forced union dues lawsuit, next stop Supreme Court - M.D. Kittle

As expected, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit has affirmed a lower court decision dismissing an Illinois lawsuit that right-to-work …

Unions