Here is How a Court Dealt with a Statute that Included 307 Words and a Mere One Period!

| February 25, 2014

The court ended up citing to the Spartans Battle at the Thermopylae! From your history class you may recall that the Spartan army went into battle totally silent, which really freaked out their opponents.  In State v. Willan, 136 Ohio St.3d 222 (2013)   Chief Justice Pfeifer’s dissent reads: “If a statute consists of “24 [...]

National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Settlement will be Assisted by an Appointed Special Master.

| January 30, 2014

On Monday December 9th 2013 , Judge Anita Brody appointed a “Special Master” to assist with the assessment of the proposed deal due to the financial complexity of the settlement. Even after the deal is finalized, retired players will have to prove they have suffered severe cognitive impairment in order to receive payment. See Mike [...]

Are you interested in learning more about the ongoing National Football League Players concussion injury litigation and be notified whenever a document is filed at the court?

| December 16, 2013

Did you know that it is possible to search and access federal dockets for free? All you need to do is go to Justia Dockets and Filings.  This web site allows you to search by party name, judge, court and date. The archive goes back to 2004. It is worth a try. However, at this [...]

If you bought Reebok EasyTone or RunTone Shoes or Apparel you may be eligible for a refund

| October 14, 2011

Advertisers may want to consider evaluating their claims for work-out gear and exercise equipment more closely.  If their claims are not supported by sound science, they may be liable as concluded by the recent Reebok settlement. Reebok advertised that walking in its EasyTone shoes and running in its RunTone running shoes would strengthen and tone [...]

Is everything you need to know in the case? Sometimes you have to wonder.

| September 16, 2011

How about how to lose weight?  Judge Denny Chin commented once in a footnote, “The Court notes that it has had success with its own, much simpler diet, which can be described in four words: ‘Run more, eat less.’”   Gorran v. Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., 464 F. Supp.2d 315, 319 (S.D. N.Y. 2006) Maybe it is [...]

There’s An App for That: The Oyez Project

| September 16, 2011

The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Their website contains transcripts and audio files of oral arguments, case summaries, briefs, voting alignments and more. The oral argument audio collection covers all audio from the 1968 Term through the current 2010 Term. Before 1968, the audio collection is selective. Parts [...]

Google discontinues government site search engine UncleSam

| August 24, 2011

Did you know that Google has discontinued it’s specialized search engine for government site – google.com/unclesam? One of the biggest challenges for legal researchers is getting either too many irrelevant hits or too few hits. Google.com/unclesam was a search engine that was created to limit your search query in Google to US federal, state and [...]

“The Social Network” Epilogue

| April 12, 2011

The 9th Circuit upholds earlier settlement in Facebook Inc. v. Divya Narendra, docket 08-16745.  See http://www.law360.com/topnews/articles/238134?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=topnews