law practice

I don't know, but I think you might be learning a thing or two about the Streisand Effect. Apparently, Dennis Laurion did not like Dr. McKee's bedside manner, reviewing him thusly: When I mentioned Dr. McKee's name to a friend who is a nurse, she said, 'Dr. McKee is a real tool! Case...

"What what, in the butt?" was the question recently before justices Easterbrook, Cudahy and Hamilton in the appeal of Brownmark Films LLC v. Comedy Partners from the Eastern District of Wisconsin. (Opinion)  At issue was whether South Park's interpretation of Samwell's "What What In The Butt," as performed by Butters...

Remember Righthaven?  While it has been stripped of its intellectual property and claims against it keep piling up, the fat lady has not yet sung - and the ABA has noticed. The May 2012 ABA Journal's cover story is the aftermath of Righthaven.  Eriq Gardner, who Righthaven once sued for posting...

By Larry Sutter, Special to the Legal Satyricon The Southern District of New York recently issued its order dismissing the United State's case against Julian Heicklen.  The order is available here.  While this is an interesting case about the protection of speech advocating jury nullification, what is even more interesting is...

By J. DeVoy The Second Circuit released its opinion in Viacom v. YouTube today, partially vacating  the Southern District of New York's order granting summary judgment in favor of the online video service.  Ultimately, the case is to be remanded to the district court for fact-finding on whether YouTube had knowledge...

Law.com conducted a survey of lawyers' billing rates. Nationwide, partners averaged $661 per hour, returning to their 2009 average after a dip to $639 per hour in 2010. Average for associates last year was $445 per hour, up six bucks from the year before. (source) I gotta raise...

By J. DeVoy Pundits were concerned earlier this year when the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland brought a criminal action against William Lawrence Cassidy.  His alleged crime?  Posting 8,000 harassing twitter messages about Alyce Zeoli, a buddhist leader in Maryland.  The Court dismissed the Government's case, as Cassidy's anonymous speech...

By J. DeVoy Can Nevada's anti-SLAPP statutes, for their many flaws, thwart a privately brought federal claim?  Why yes, they can. Anti-SLAPP laws come in two flavors: procedural and substantive.  Substantive anti-SLAPP laws, such as the previously proposed federal anti-SLAPP law, provide qualified immunity for protected statements and create or crystallize the speaker's...

By J. DeVoy Yesterday, the District of Colorado dismissed Righthaven LLC's copyright infringement lawsuit against Leland Wolf and the It Makes Sense Blog in Righthaven LLC v. Wolf et al., Case Number 1:11-cv-00830.  The Wolf case was the only active matter in Righthaven's 57 cases filed in the District of Colorado,...