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Gay Jurors and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Sometimes, cases start out about one thing and end up about something else — something momentous and unexpected —entirely. That’s what happened in GlaxoSmithKline v. Abbott Laboratories, a case winding its way through the Ninth Circuit..

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When Willpower and Decision-Making Abilities Decline

Our decision-making abilities fall off during the day, but there are ways to reserve and restore your good judgment.

Lawsuit Idea: Defamatory Search Results

This Australian guy won over $200,000 suing Google for delivering results associating him with the mob. The judge explained the jury verdict by saying Google search results are just like publishing a newspaper: Google Inc. is like the newsagent that sells a newspaper containing a defamatory article. While there might be no specific intention to […]

The Ten Commandments Are Apparently Not So Easily Evicted

According to the 11th Circuit, the ACLU’s client may not have standing to sue for the removal of the notorious ten commandments monument (which includes the message, “Love God and Keep His Commandments.”) on the grounds of the Dixie County, Florida courthouse. Read That Ten Commandments Statue Isn’t Going Anywhere Fast on the WSJ Law […]