Bribery & Corruption in the Military. A Front-Line View (Part II)
A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
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
Uncovering Factory Farming - The Effects of Ag Gag Laws
A Moment of Simple Justice - Undercover Lover
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
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
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
A Moment of Simple Justice - Cameras on Cops
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
SOX Whistleblower Protections Extend to Private Companies: Critical Steps to Take Now
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
We are pleased to present the 53rd edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight recent cases regarding compelled turnover of Facebook data, a revived securities class...more
We're back with our final Update of OT14, covering Glossip v. Gross (15-7955), a doubly divisive death-penalty case, and providing a roundup of the Court's orders over the last few weeks. (Did you think we'd forgotten about...more
In In re Butler, 2015 DJDAR 5345, the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District decided a prison case and awarded attorney fees under the Private Attorney General Doctrine contained in CCP§ 1021.5. The court...more
Not long after striking down the National Security Agency’s telephone surveillance program in ACLU v. Clapper, the Second Circuit is asking the parties to assess whether recently passed federal legislation has rendered the...more
A few hours ago, the gavel banged a close to October Term 2014, after the release of the final three decisions of the term—Glossip v. Gross (14-7955), holding that the use of a particular drug in a three-drug execution...more
On June 22, 2015, in a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court in City of Los Angeles v. Patel struck down a Los Angeles Municipal Code that required hotel operators to provide guest registries to police upon demand, and without a...more
On June 15, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided Mata v. Lynch, No. 14-185, holding that federal courts of appeals have jurisdiction to review the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (Board) rejection of an alien’s motion...more
On May 13, 2015, the Illinois Appellate Court’s First District held that the former Board President of an Illinois high school district’s Board of Education was ineligible to fill a vacancy on the board following his previous...more
The Court handed down four opinions and a summary reversal to kick off the busiest month of the term. This update will cover Elonis v. United States (13-983), the much anticipated "Facebook threats" case, along with Taylor v....more
Two recent decisions by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin reached back decades for precedent to allow a novel price discrimination suit under the Robinson-Patman Act to proceed. Woodman’s Food...more
A JD Supra Pro Bono Profile: Q&A with Farella Braun + Martel partner Tony Schoenberg about his work related to a Sunnyvale, Calif., ordinance that bans the possession of large-capacity gun magazines. ...more
Recently the High Court of Australia handed down its unanimous decision in Australian Communications and Media Authority v Today FM (Sydney) Pty Ltd  HCA 7 (HCA Decision) which relates to the powers of the Australian...more
The Court began its March sitting this week (just in time for April), and issued decisions and two new cert grants. In this Update, we'll discuss Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Industry Pension Fund (13-435), on issuer liability...more
In This Issue:
- Small Businesses: Responding to and Resolving Scathing (or False) Online Reviews
- DWI in Your Driveway
- Excerpt from DWI in Your Driveway:
Drivers in the Commonwealth be...more
As the internet continues to swiftly transform the way we do business, shop and socialize, it also offers a new platform for those with more criminal or malicious intentions. While some of these activities are clearly...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
In a decision released on Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada has recognized a new principle of fundamental justice: a lawyer’s duty of commitment to the client’s cause.
In Canada (Attorney General) v Federation of...more
Jan. 19, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Robert Blecker, professor of law at New York Law, talks with Lee Pacchia about the dramatic rise in undercover investigations and their effect on the legal defense of entrapment....more
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We're back with breaking news on the certiorari front, along with a summary of one of Wednesday's decisions, Jennings v. Stephens (13-7211), on the application of certain longstanding principles of...more
Jan. 12, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Did District Attorneys Robert McCulloch and Daniel Donovan fulfill their ethical duties in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner?...more
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Long before he became Chief, John Roberts quipped that "[o]nly Supreme Court justices and schoolchildren are expected to and do take the entire summer off." Right now, the Justices are in the midst...more
Earlier this month the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals became the third federal appellate court this year to hear argument on the legality of the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone metadata....more
In Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees S.A. & ors v Director of the Serious Fraud Office  EWCA Civ 1129, 31 July 2014, the Court of Appeal held that the inadvertent disclosure of a privileged document must be an obvious...more
At the very core of judicial independence is the notion that courts and judges decide matters in accordance with the evidence and legal precedent, independent from political power or outside controls. The question of whether...more
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We're back with decisions two and three of OT14 (did you already forget about Lopez v. Smith?) as well as last week's news of cert petitions granted and likely to be granted.
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