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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:25:46 +0000Got milk? If the answer is yes, you might be owed a little pocket cash. Lactose-tolerant Americans are cashing in on a class-action settlement from a milk price-fixing lawsuit. It’s not a lot of money; at the moment, under $20. But millions of Americans are eligible to claim it by filling out an online form […]
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:35:39 +0000The idea a Roomba possessing legal rights may be preposterous. But as robots get smarter and more human-like, the question of recognizing the legal status of “electronic persons” could be taken more seriously. At least in Europe. The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee is urging the E.U. to explore the idea of “creating a specific legal status […]
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:25:41 +0000Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news: Comey’s call: The Justice Department’s inspector general launched an investigation into how the head of the FBI and his deputy handled probes into Democratic presidential candidate . [WSJ] Baltimore settlement: With a week left in President Obama’s tenure, the Department of Justice struck an agreement with Baltimore aimed […]
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:52:20 +0000Owned by a penny-pinching crab and catering to sea creatures, it’s an underwater restaurant that exists only in a cartoon universe. The Krusty Krab may not be real like or Red Lobster, but its trademark rights are no fiction. A federal judge ruled this week that the restaurant from Nickelodeon’s longrunning animated hit “SpongeBob Squarepants” is worthy […]
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:45:02 +0000The head of the Justice Department’s criminal division will leave her post on Friday, leaving behind efforts to simplify and speed up white-collar investigations that helped pave the way for the indictment of Volkswagen AG executives and a multi-billion dollar fine against the company this week.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:31:15 +0000Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:05:47 +0000The recently opened Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. -- which has turned into a symbol of the president-elect's potential business conflicts -- is back in the spotlight.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:55:03 +0000Donald Trump's plan to put distance between the White House and his business empire was crafted with the help of a seasoned tax lawyer who's spent a career helping clients maximize wealth while avoiding IRS crosshairs.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:01:50 +0000Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:14:55 +0000Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:05:06 +0000John Carlin, a Justice Department national security expert, is the latest government lawyer to join the private sector.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:12:55 +0000The state of Colorado has a unique way of refunding the fines, fees and other costs it imposes on defendants whose convictions later are overturned: It doesn’t.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:19:08 +0000Hole-in-one contests add fun and drama to golf tournaments — until someone lands a lucky shot. That’s when lawyers often get involved. A case decided Friday actually involved two lucky strokes: a pair of holes-in-one at PGA’s Greenbrier Classic golf tournament in West Virginia in July 2015. Tournament host Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs […]
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:50:11 +0000Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:53:14 +0000IMDb.com is stepping up its First Amendment fight with the state of California, refusing to comply with a new law that gives actors and other entertainment figures the right to shield their ages from public view on the site. The popular film and TV database is taking an aggressive stand against the law as its lawyers […]
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:15:59 +0000Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:05:35 +0000Nestlé SA has been slapped with a lawsuit in California for allegedly underfilling boxes of its Raisinets candy. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in a California federal court claims Nestlé packages some of its Raisinets in opaque movie-theater-style containers that lead customers to believe they are buying a full box, when in fact only 60% of the box contains […]
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:14:57 +0000One of the most prestigious jobs in legal education is about to become open. Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow said Monday that she’ll step down in May at the end of the academic year. The university is launching a search for her replacement. Prof. Minow, a human-rights scholar, has served as dean since 2009, […]
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:45:39 +0000Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:30:23 +0000Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.