Should Social Media “Friendship” with Attorney Disqualify Judge?

Dec 10, 2018 By: Jill Ide

Imagine you’re litigating a case and discover that the attorney for the opposing party is Facebook friends with the judge assigned to

“Making a Murderer” Part 2: More Questions than Answers

Oct 23, 2018 By: Jill Ide

Netflix released Part 2 of its polarizing series “Making a Murderer” on Friday, October 19. It follows the post-conviction journeys of Steven

B-Ball Player’s Reverse Mortgage Overrides Federal Law

Sep 11, 2018 By: Jill Ide

When it comes to HUD-insured reverse-mortgages, should federal law trump contrary contract terms? This is a question recently decided by the 11th Circuit

Race a Factor in Shoddy Soybean Seed Sales?

Jul 24, 2018 By: Jill Ide

Certified soybean seeds, fertile soil, ample rain and sunshine, new farming equipment, and sufficient farming capabilities…this sounds like the recipe for a bountiful

Romance Author Incites #cockygate with Trademark

Jun 5, 2018 By: Jill Ide

A trademark dispute is really heating up between authors and intellectual property gurus over one writer obtaining a trademark for a word that

Objecting to Racial Bias in Jury Deliberation

May 8, 2018 By: Jill Ide

On March 6, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado which addressed racial bias in jury deliberations. In

Worker’s Comp v. Non-Sponsored Recreational Activities: Who Wins?

Apr 10, 2018 By: Jill Ide

With the arrival of spring comes the beginning of softball league season. If a business supports a team that their employees play on

Balancing Individual Right to Privacy against Public’s Right to Know

Mar 15, 2018 By: Jill Ide

If you grew up in Minnesota or one of its border states, you most certainly know the tragic story of Jacob Wetterling,

Lottery Winner Loses Anonymity

Feb 9, 2018 By: Jill Ide

Imagine for a moment that you just found out that you are holding the winning lottery ticket to a $560 million Powerball jackpot.