A Moment of Simple Justice - Felony Everything
How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law
A Moment of Simple Justice - A Prosecutor's Duty
A Moment of Simple Justice - Undercover Lover
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
A Moment of Simple Justice - Stop Talking
Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
A Moment of Simple Justice - Death by Cop
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson & the Media
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 71-World Cup Report-Part IV
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies
New Program Helps Women Lawyers Return to BigLaw
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Earlier this month, the District Court for the District of Columbia denied Exxon Mobil’s motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ claims in Doe I v. Exxon Mobil, a case brought pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). Plaintiffs...more
On July 14, a complaint was filed in Sacramento County Superior Court against Governor Brown and the Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (“DOGGR”) Supervisor Steve Bohlen. The lawsuit claims Governor Brown and...more
In recent headlines, private equity CEO, Benjamin Wey, was found liable for defaming, sexually harassing and retaliating against former New York Global Group Intern Hanna Bouveng. The jury awarded her $2 million in...more
Earlier this week, a former Penn State student, James Vivenzio, filed a lawsuit accusing the institution of ignoring his complaints about sexual assault, hazing and drug use in violation of Title IX of the Education...more
With the heart of the summer vacation season upon us, it seems like a good time for some reflection. Here, it comes in the form of excerpts from an essay by privacy maven, Deborah Hurley. The one time Director of the Harvard...more
It looks like the “mattress case” will not be going to bed anytime soon.
On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Paul Nungesser, the accused student at the center of the internationally renowned “mattress case” (“Nungesser”)...more
On June 22, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an important decision for all North Carolina counties operating county jails in which individuals are held detainees awaiting trial. In Kingsley v. Hendrickson, No....more
Courage. Trial lawyers have lots of important traits and skills, and courage is at the top of the list. To be able to speak confidently to the jury who holds your client’s case in its hands, to tell that story in a way that...more
Officers May Have Immunity from Liability, Supreme Court Says -
Overview: The United States Supreme Court found that two police officers were immune from liability under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 even if the officers failed...more
The Institute of Sports Law and Ethics (ISLE) at Santa Clara University is currently active on three fronts: Deflategate, homophobia and safer soccer. Re Deflategate, Ron Katz, co-founder of ISLE, has been quoted extensively...more
DLA Piper IPT partners Barry Heller, John Verhey and John Hughes recently conducted a webinar reviewing 2014’s top franchise decisions. Three significant 2014 matters are summarized below.
1. In Patterson v. Domino’s...more
Wearable technology or wearable tech is the latest craze in personal electronics. The phrase encompasses anything electronic that is worn by a user. It took center stage at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, and since then,...more
We are all very familiar with the recent incidents that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City. These two incidents brought to the national spotlight (yet again) the difficult, split-second decision making required...more
Last week, in Aguas v. New Jersey, No. A-35-13 (Feb. 11, 2015), New Jersey’s high court embraced the federal Faragher-Ellerth defense for claims alleging vicarious liability for supervisory sexual harassment under New...more
In Nayif v The High Commission of Brunei Darussalam  EWCA Civ 1521 the Court of Appeal allowed a personal injury claim to be pursued in the High Court, even though a discrimination claim based on the same facts was...more
On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a significant sexual harassment decision that offers something positive for both employers and employees.
Employers will be happy that the Court has, after...more
The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to address whether a trial court erred in denying remittitur on a whopping $1.4 million award for emotional distress damages in a racial discrimination suit brought under the Law...more
As expected, Law360 reported on Thursday that Plaintiff Alexandra Marchuk has asked Judge Alvin Hellerstein to reconsider his ruling that Nadeem Faruqi and Lubna Faruqi, co-founders of the New York law firm Faruqi & Faruqi,...more
In This Issue:
Judgments; Legislation; and Reports.
Excerpt from Reports:
Ensuring National Capacity in Genomics-Guided Public Health Laboratory Surveillance.
Australia. Department of Social...more
On Jan. 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Quinnipiac University, a private institution located in Connecticut, to resolve allegations that the university violated the Americans with...more
California Rule of Court 8.548 permits the Ninth Circuit to certify questions of California state law to the California Supreme Court. On average, this happens a handful of times per year. Over the past five years, the...more
December saw two posts about the depressing demise of TRIA, so we thought we’d end the year on a considerably lighter note. FacesOfLawsuitAbuse.org is a U.S. Chamber of Commerce project that addresses this country’s...more
On December 8, 2014, the Senate Labor Committee met to discuss the Healthy Workplace Act (S280), a bill that would prohibit bullying in the workplace. We previously addressed this bill in our January 2014 issue when it was...more
Oh, you better watch out! A lot of employers have been naughty. I checked the court dockets, and would you believe all of these employment lawsuits filed in the week before Christmas! ...more
In the United States, there is only one time (apart from military draft in wartime) when our government can demand that we go somewhere and do something at a specific time and place. That is when we are called to jury duty....more
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