Hot Docs: LinkedIn facing class action over 6.5 million stolen passwords

Jun 21, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Professional networking site LinkedIn is facing a class-action lawsuit over the 6.5 million passwords stolen earlier this year due to the site’s allegedly lax security measures.

Hot Docs: Ninth Circuit rules that wedding ceremonies are expressive, protected by the First Amendment

Jun 14, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Ninth Circuit recently ruled that wedding ceremonies are a form of expression protected by the First Amendment. The possible implications could be far-reaching.

Hot Docs: Alleged Chinese counterfeiter can’t be sued in U.S., says court

Jun 7, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A ruling last week from the District Court of Minnesota finding no personal jurisdiction over a Chinese company alleged to have sold counterfeit coffeemakers underscores the need for a revamp of our laws.

Hot Docs: SCOTUS reinstates life imprisonment sentence

May 31, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court issued a per curiam opinion this week that simultaneously granted certiorari and overturned an appeals court decision, reinstating the defendant’s life imprisonment sentence.

Hot Docs: RI high court rules student loans not marital debt; wife solely responsible

May 24, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently ruled that student loans taken out for the parties’ children were not marital debt, and that the former wife was solely responsible for them.

Hot Docs: Lawsuit claims LSAT prep company founder lied about perfect score

May 17, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

According to a new lawsuit filed by a competitor, LSAT prep company founder David Hall lied about attaining a perfect score on the exam in order to bolster student recruitment.

Hot Docs: Lawyer sues law school for defamation over plagiarism claim

May 10, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A 2009 graduate of Harvard Law School is suing her alma mater over the plagiarism reprimand on her permanent record, claiming that it is false and has interfered with her employment prospects.

Hot Docs: Corporations ask SCOTUS to prevent “Citizens United, Part 2″

May 3, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has submitted amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court asking it to grant certiorari in American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock, but to summarily reverse the Montana Supreme Court’s ruling.

Hot Docs: Coach sues (another) flea market for counterfeit sales

Apr 26, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Coach, Inc. is suing another flea market over the sale of several counterfeit Coach products by some of its vendors, though this latest suit doesn’t seem quite as strong as some others.

Hot Docs: Appeal of woman convicted of poisoning 21-month-old stepson fails

Apr 19, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A New York woman convicted of poisoning her 21-month-old stepson unsuccessfully appealed her conviction, claiming that her sentence was too harsh and that her admission should have been suppressed.

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