Hot Docs: Just because plaintiff forgot about attorney’s fees doesn’t make settlement void

Jan 31, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A court has recently rejected a motion to reschedule a trial because a plaintiff misunderstood that a settlement amount did not include any attorney contingent fees deducted.

Hot Docs: Traveling to Israel is not in child’s best interests, court rules

Jan 24, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A New York court has recently denied a request from a child’s mother that the child be allowed to accompany her to Israel for her brother’s wedding; the court cited religious reasons.

Hot Docs: Supreme Court sides with property owner against city

Jan 17, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court recently sided with an individual fighting against his city to keep his floating house docked at a marina, finding that his house was not a “vessel” under admiralty law.

Hot Docs: Client still has to pay attorney, despite not getting result he wanted

Jan 10, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A New York court has ruled that a client must pay his attorneys the $28,560 that he owes, since there was no billing discrepancy. That he didn’t get his desired result is irrelevant.

Hot Docs: Sprint sued for patent infringement over its 4G wireless networks

Jan 3, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Sprint is facing a lawsuit that claims its 4G wireless networks infringe on a patent that protects a data transmission system involving multiple transmitters and receivers.

Hot Docs: “Ale house” can’t be trademarked by restaurant chain, says appeals court

Dec 27, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Eleventh Circuit just ruled that a restaurant chain cannot get trademark protection for “ale house” since the term is a generic definition for “bar” or “tavern”

Hot Docs: Appeals court sides with defendant over alleged “failure to signal”

Dec 20, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

In a recent Second Circuit ruling, the court upheld a lower court’s finding that, contrary to a state trooper’s claims, it was “impossible” for the trooper to witness any failure to signal a turn by defendant.

Hot Docs: Marijuana use alone isn’t enough to get child protection involved

Dec 13, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A California state appeals court, reversing the trial court, ruled that a father that smoked marijuana medicinally outside of the presence of his son should not be subject to state intervention.

Hot Docs: Criminal complaint shows the personal details the FBI collects from social media

Dec 6, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A new criminal complaint from the FBI against four defendants accused of planning various acts of terror demonstrates just how closely the agency is watching social media sites.

Hot Docs: Supreme Court helps decipher when a prevailing party actually prevails

Nov 22, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court recently decided Lefemine v. Wideman, in which it ruled that a party prevailed when it secured a permanent injunction, reversing the court of appeals.

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