• Battle Erupts Over Military Right To Sue

    Active duty service personnel cannot sue the government for medical malpractice, as the result of a 1950 Supreme Court ruling that gave rise to what’s been deemed the Feres Doctrine. (In May of this year the Court...

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  • Sandy Hook Parent Awarded $450K, Conspiracy Prof Calls Damages “Absurd”

    In the damages phase of a defamation proceeding against conspiracy theorist James Fetzer, a jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to Leonard Pozner, the father of a six-year-old boy who was murdered at the Sandy Hook Elementary...

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  • Netflix Sued By Mossack-Fonseca, The “Panama Papers” Firm

    The name partners in the law firm that suffered the breach that released the Panama Papers are  suing Netflix for libel and trademark infringement, over their portrayal in “The Laudromat,” a series Netflix began to stream last...

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  • Dershowitz Looked For Trouble and Found It, Judge Rules

    Alan Dershowitz, former Harvard Law prof and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, must face a defamation lawsuit filed after he dared those accusing him of rape to sue him. Dershowitz vehemently denies accusations that as...

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  • An Old Judge Kavanaugh Opinion Prevails In A GC Privilege Case

    In the Northern District of Illinois, a general counsel’s emails to various in-house parties were ruled privileged when the court declined to apply “the primary purpose” test as requested by the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs wanted the defendant...

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  • Court Says It’s Ok to Call Patent Assertion Entities “Trolls”

    Inventor David Barcelou claims he came up with the idea of connecting ATMs to the Internet, and protected his method of doing so under patents he received. He transferred his patent rights to Automated Transactions, LLC (ATL),...

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  • Second Circuit: Trump Can’t Block Twitter Critics

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a trial court decision, ruling on First Amendment grounds that President Trump can’t block critics on his twitter account. “The fact that any Twitter user can block another account...

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  • Transgender Protections In The Workplace

    The Supreme Court has accepted three cases related to employment protections for LGBTQ individuals, but decisions are not expected until 2020. There is no way to know what the Court will do and whether protections under Title...

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  • Site That Streams Sanitized Versions of Movies, Hit With $62M Damages, Vows To Fight On

    The movie streaming service VidAngel, ordered to pay $62.4 Million in damages for copyright infringement, said it would appeal the verdict as well as explore its options in bankruptcy court.

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  • A Liberal Swallows The SCOTUS Gerrymander Decision

    In his take on the Court’s decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, an Atlantic magazine contributing editor echoes Winston Churchill’s famous remark about democracy being the worst form of government, except for all the others. Rucho was...

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