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Back From The Dead? Senator Wants To Resuscitate Legislation To Create A Federal Right Of Action For Trade Secret Theft

There are stirrings in the U.S. Senate of yet another bid to establish a federal right of civil action for trade secret misappropriation. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) has quietly circulated a draft bill to IP lawyers and...more

Beware the Clumsy Retraction, and Other Lessons from Idaho

A recent Idaho state court opinion ordering an Idaho newspaper to unmask the identity of an anyomous commenter on the newspaper's website demonstrates, among other things, the pitfalls that come with a clumsily worded...more

Saint John (City) v. Ferguson – Board of Trustees Can Commence Legal Proceedings for Defamation

The Board of Trustees of the City of Saint John Employee Pension Plan (the Trustees) commenced an action against John Ferguson, a member of the Common Council of the City of Saint John, for defamation based upon certain...more

Baglow v Smith: Appeal Court Sets Aside Summary Judgment and Orders Trial

A further development in what could become a precedent-setting case involving online political discourse and blogs: the Ontario Court of Appeal has set aside the order of summary judgment in Baglow v Smith and has directed...more

Watchdog Group files Complaint on Tax-related Comment by Bishop

The watchdog group Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed an official complaint against Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky of the Peoria, Illinois diocese over remarks he made about how social services for...more

Don Draper: Modern-Day Criminal?

This blogger will be the first to admit that I may have a slight television addiction. I’m routinely behind in my DVR watching (at least we’ve moved beyond the dark ages of the late 1990s when I had to record my...more

Political Ad Content---When Do You Need to Worry?

Political speech has been called the "life-breath of democracy" by the US Supreme Court and receives very strong First Amendment protection.  For that reason, the FCC has said that it will "not...more

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