• New York Chef Rails Against Seed Patents

    The chef and co-owner of two New York restaurants bemoans concentration in the seed industry and the power now wielded by the few remaining behemoth companies. (In the interest of disclosure, he adds that he’s also “co-founder...

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  • Facebook to Settle Suit Alleging Inflated Ad Viewing Figures

    Facebook has opted to settle a class action lawsuit in which plaintiffs alleged that the social media giant overstated the viewership on its paid ads. The original allegation was that the metrics were inflated by 60 to...

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  • WTO’s Anti-Corruption Role

    Brazilian practitioner Luciana Silveira explains how anti-corruption laws and WTO trade rules are mutually supportive and together contribute to a more effective fight against corruption in international trade. In 2012, the revised text of the Plurilateral Agreement on...

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  • The Strange Case Of Pepe The Frog Ends With Settlement, Key Legal Questions Unresolved

    A benign cartoon character named Pepe the Frog got morphed into an alt-right symbol, of exactly what it isn’t clear, but the character’s creator, Matt Furie, alleged in a copyright lawsuit, targeting the website Infowars, that it...

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  • Women Suing Their Lawyers In Pelvic Mesh Case

    In two separate putative class actions, some of the women who are plaintiffs in one of the largest ever U.S. tort matters are suing their attorneys. In one lawsuit they allege excessive fees, and in another, in...

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  • Breaking News: First Six Figure Law School Tuition!

    The July issue of Harper’s has an essay about “the celebrity scandal of the year” – the lengths and expense to which some B List show business personalities went to get their children into good universities. There...

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  • Liability a Bigger Threat to Big Tech Than Anti-Trust

    House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff of California has recently joined others in Congress who are calling for recalibration of a law that shields platforms like Facebook and Google from liability for user’s posts. Social media companies are...

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  • Law Professor and Former Dean Castigates Harvard

    Ronald Sullivan, the former Harvard dean who was removed from that post after students protested his representation of alleged serial rapist Harvey Weinstein, has posted a video on You Tube that is sharply critical of the University...

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  • More Cybertsooris For First Mortgage Corp.

    First American Mortgage Corp., a title insurance company that left hundreds of millions of personal documents exposed on the internet, is facing a lawsuit and an inquiry by New York’s financial regulator. New York’s Department of Financial...

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  • Bakery Wins Defamation Suit Against Oberlin College

    The day after Donald Trump was elected, three black Oberlin College students entered a family-owned bakery near campus, and one of them tried to buy wine with a fake ID. A white employee suspected that the student...

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