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Congress decides which days are holidays

Sep 22, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The designation of federal holidays is the prerogative of Congress, not the judiciary.

Cheese Heads

Sep 19, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Under Wisconsin law, cheese wedge hats did not have secondary meaning and were thus not entitled to trademark protection.

Cheese Party is not a dangerous condition

Sep 18, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Just because wine and cheese party attendees were in hallway where plaintiff slipped doesn’t mean that the nursing home was liable.

No warranty on excellent cheese

Sep 17, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Sale of  cheese of “excellent” quality implies no special warranty, and purchaser must rely upon his implied warranty that it is merchantable.

Limburger Cheese is fit for human consumption

Sep 16, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Limburger cheese comes with an implied warranty that it is fit for human consumption

Government cheese experiments

Sep 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Government cheese experiments don’t infringe on patents.

Courts may consider legal writing

Sep 12, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In reaching decision regarding general acceptance of novel scientific evidence, court may examine expert testimony, scientific and legal writings, and judicial opinions.

A Pyramid scheme or a Ponzi scheme?

Sep 11, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

“Pyramid scheme” rewards participants for inducing other people to join the program, and a “Ponzi scheme” operates strictly by paying earlier investors with money tendered by later investors

Harmless Mountain Bike

Sep 10, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Erroneous admission of the mountain bike in evidence was harmless error.

Court doesn’t engage in mental gymnastics

Sep 9, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Court does not engage in mental gymnastics to read ambiguity into insurance policy where none is present.

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