Heartbreaking Tree-Pirates Scorned by the Common Law

Sep 29, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

At 4,800 years old, Methuselah was a mere sprout when the pyramids of Egypt were being built. Now, Methuselah and its cohort of other Bristlecone trees in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park are under double assault:

Westlaw tip: Find statutes of limitations the quick and easy way

Sep 29, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

To quickly determine the statute of limitations on a cause of action, it is often much easier to find a relevant statute by searching caselaw.

One Thing You Can’t Sell on eBay: Software

Sep 28, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that reselling software on eBay constitutes copyright infringement. In Vernor v. Autodesk, 2010 WL

One Thing You Can’t Sell on eBay: Software

Sep 28, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that reselling software on eBay constitutes copyright infringement

It’s not my fault we’re irreconcilably different!

Sep 28, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months, provided that one party has so stated under oath.

It’s not my fault we’re irreconcilably different!

Sep 28, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

  On October 12th, New York’s new “no fault” divorce statute will become effective.  New York is the last state to adopt such

Texas Court Reverses Conviction Based on Dog Scent Lineup Evidence

Sep 27, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a murder conviction that was based on dog scent lineup evidence. The opinion in Winfrey v. State is available at 2010 WL 3656064, and describes the scent lineup as follows:

Texas Court Reverses Conviction Based on Dog Scent Lineup Evidence

Sep 27, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a murder conviction that was based on dog scent lineup evidence.  The opinion in

Duty to Confirm In-house Counsel’s Bar Status Before Discussing Privileged Information with Counsel

Sep 27, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

In a recent order United States Magistrate Judge James L. Cott (Southern District of New York), denied Gucci’s application for a protective order against the disclosure of the privileged communications of Gucci’s Vice-President, Director of Legal and Real Estate Jonathan Moss, on attorney-client grounds.

Goats on a Roof

Sep 24, 2010 By: Casey Hall

A restaurant owner in Door County Wisconsin is serious about protecting his “goats on the roof” trademark.