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Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Judge Might Lose Grip on the Case
PennDOT to Increase Number of Pennsylvania Bridges with Weight Restrictions
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
What's So Funny About The U.S. Constitution? Colin Quinn's Unconstitutional: Off-Broadway
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Journalist Who Changed How SCOTUS Is Covered
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Viewer's Guide to Gay Marriage Oral Arguments
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
The U.S. Constitution enjoins each state to accord “full faith and credit” to “the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other State”. U.S. Const. Art. IV, § 1. However, a judgment creditor can’t directly...more
In Morrical v. Rogers, No. A137011, 2013 Cal. App. LEXIS 811 (Cal. App. Oct. 10, 2013), the California Court of Appeal, First District, held that the summary procedures set forth in California Corporations Code § 709 may be...more
The race is on between the New Jersey Legislature and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Both are considering legislation to permit entrepreneurs to raise funds through equity crowdfunding.
New Jersey has some of the toughest bullying laws in the country, but could annihilating your opponent in a high school football game really constitute a violation?
In Texas, school officials were forced to consider such...more
It's not easy to admit being wrong, particularly if you are one of the most respected judges in the country. Yet, that is precisely what Judge Richard Posner did.
The admission did not involve a trivial matter, but rather...more
On October 15, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the first of two significant personal jurisdiction cases on the docket: DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman, No. 11-965 (cert. granted Apr. 22, 2013). At first glance,...more
As it kicked off a new term, the U.S. Supreme Court did not shy away from controversy. Its first case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, could have significant implication for campaign finance reform.
This week marks the first Monday in October, which for Supreme Court watchers is a holiday: the start of a new term. While not everyone gets that excited about the new term, there are several cases that the Court intends to...more
On Friday October 3, 2013, Governor Brown signed into law AB 1412, which provides full relief for individuals affected by the decision in Cutler v. Franchise Tax Board, where the California Court of Appeal held that the...more
The legitimacy of political speech from the pulpit is much debated. Some contend that religious institutions should be silent, because of separation of church and state or the inaccessibility of divine inspiration to...more
Tax experts in Switzerland now predict that certain Swiss tax regimes – the cantonal tax regime, the holding regime and, in particular, the auxiliary company regime, will ultimately need to be repealed.
A repeal of...more
The USDC for Western District of Texas (Austin Division) found that the Texas "in-person" gaming requirement with respect to advanced deposit wagering does not discriminate against or unduly burden interstate commerce. The...more
The picture of Senator John McCain playing poker on his Smartphone went viral within a few hours after it was posted. Perhaps the reason had less to do with the fact that a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...more
In this letter opinion, the Court of Chancery granted the defendant corporation’s (“Longview”) motion to dismiss the complaint of two of its directors (the “Directors”), who sought indemnification from Longview, because the...more
As the justices continue their summer vacation, we will be previewing what’s to come when they return to the bench in October.
One of the first cases on deck involves affirmative action, which came before the Court last...more
NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation
by Anthony Caruso on August 21, 2013
NFL doctor, Elliot Pellman, has served players for several years and made critical decisions about whether...more
Factors That Go Into Television Network Contracts
by Anthony Caruso on August 19, 2013
Many sports analysts are watching the ascent of Fox Sports 1 as it makes multi-year television network contracts with several sports...more
Comments are due today on proposed amendments to the New Jersey State Investment Council (“SIC”) Pay-to-Play Rules. ...more
The New Jersey legislature begins its sessions with an invocation delivered by a visiting chaplain. Like many other government bodies, the prayer is part of the pomp and circumstance that has accompanied the political process...more
Married couples may want to monitor what they discuss via their work email. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that correspondence exchanged between spouses through their employers' email systems was not...more
As Twitter’s popularity continues to climb, so must its social responsibility. The responsibility it must uphold plays an even larger role when well-respected public figures are looking to maintain a positive image. Fresh off...more
EEOC Cracking Down on Use of Criminal Background Checks
by Robert Levy on August 13, 2013
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is cracking down on how employers use criminal background checks during the...more
In This Issue:
ALJ Disallows Combined Filing in Absence of Substantial Intercorporate Transactions; Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Tax Credit Deferral Legislation; New York City Loses Another Transfer Tax...more
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: Opinion Reversing US District Court Judge Weinstein (EDNY) re application of Illegal Gambling Business Act (IGBA) to Poker.
Appeal from an order of the United States...more
Court Rules Against EA Sports’ “First Amendment Rights” Defense
by Anthony Caruso on August 5, 2013
A federal court struck down Electronic Arts' First Amendment rights defense of artistic expression for a second time in...more