Hot Docs: Facebook’s terms of use are enforceable, even if you didn’t read them

Apr 12, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A federal circuit court in New York ruled that Facebook’s terms of use are enforceable against Facebook users even if a user didn’t actually read through the terms.

Hot Docs: Adverse possession still happens

Apr 5, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

New York’s high court recently ruled that a homeowner successfully acquired through adverse possession a part of an adjoining property on which a dock and boardwalk was build.

Hot Docs: Lawyer disbarred for being a terrible lawyer

Mar 29, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Steven Lundeen was disbarred from practicing law in the state of Minnesota for taking client funds, failing to make a court appearance because he was arrested for cocaine possession, among other things.

Hot Docs: Appeals court says no one to blame but the foster child

Mar 22, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

In a recent ruling, the 11th Circuit held that social workers who had placed a foster child with known sexual issues in the home with a 5-year-old qualified for immunity

Hot Docs: Wells Fargo sued for charging bogus fees

Mar 15, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A California man is suing Wells Fargo for charging a “Tax Service Fee” when no such tax service was done for his mortgage.

Hot Docs: Federal court upholds buffer zones around women’s clinics

Mar 8, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A federal district court recently ruled constitutional a Massachusetts law that created a 35 foot buffer zone around all women’s reproductive health clinics.

Hot Docs: Colombian labor activist sues BP for torture injuries

Mar 1, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A Colombian labor activist who was tortured at the hands of pro-government paramilitary force is suing BP for its connections to the incident. The suit won’t get far after the Supreme Court hands down its Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum ruling.

Hot Docs: Roberts Court further dismantles Miranda rights

Feb 23, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided Howes v. Fields, ruling that an inmate interrogated apart from the prison population about outside events wasn’t “custodial” under Miranda.

Hot Docs: Negligently lying in attack ads is okay, says ruling

Feb 16, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Jim Schatz, a Democratic politician who lost his bid for a Maine Senate seat in 2010, recently lost an appeal; his defamation claim was dismissed because the lies in an attack ad weren’t made knowingly.

Hot Docs: Court rules against secretly impregnating another man’s wife

Feb 9, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled for a husband who sued the biological father for costs incurred in raising the child with biological mother whom he has divorced.