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No Pardon for Snowden

By Allison Laubach On August 3, 2015 · Leave a Comment

On July 28, 2015, the White House responded to a petition requesting a pardon for Edward Snowden. The petition, created over two years ago, was submitted through the government platform We the People, which requires the White House to respond to any petition that receives 100,000 signatures within 30 days of its publication.  It easily [...]

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Neiman Marcus Shoppers Suffer Financial Injuries! Possibly

By Edmund Semmes On July 29, 2015 · Updated July 29, 2015 · Leave a Comment

The Seventh Circuit recently held that a class of plaintiffs had standing to sue for the risk of injury caused by the exposure of 350,000 customers’ credit card information to malware by Neiman Marcus in Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Group, LLC. The court distinguished Clapper v. Amnesty Int’l USA, 133 S.Ct. 1138, 1147 [...]

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With the prevalence of over-sharing on social media, it is inevitable that some would find posts crude or offensive.   While most will simply ignore or block those posts they find offensive, recently a new social media platform in Brazil has taken advantage of large swaths of individuals who find the content on Facebook to be [...]

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Recently I’ve been seeing the company Draft Kings adverting all over the place. Draft Kings is a fantasy sports website which lets users bet real money on fantasy teams. A recent television ad features young and exuberant Draft King users winning one million dollars. The ad was complete with a larger than life check [...]

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Are Design Patents Really a Wise Investment Now?

By Daniel Ward On July 21, 2015 · Updated August 2, 2015 · Leave a Comment

As is common knowledge in the patent world, this past May, the Federal Circuit upheld a Northern District of California jury verdict in favor of Apple, against Samsung in Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2015) with relation to Apple’s design and utility patent claims. This was a massive victory for Apple, and [...]

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To paraphrase the old riddle, when is monopolistic behavior not monopolistic behavior? This question had been argued in federal courts often; yet, when confronted with this riddle, the federal judiciary had reached inconsistent results. In 2013, with its holding in FTC v. Actavis, 570 U.S. ____ (2013), the Supreme Court believed it laid out a [...]

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State legislatures are starting to make data breach laws tougher in light of the increasing number of data breaches and the difficulty of legal recourse through the judicial system. On July 1, 2015, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) signed a bill into law that provides more protections to Connecticut residents who are victims of stolen [...]

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The Federal Aviation Administration made headlines last February when it proposed a new set of regulations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), popularly known as drones. Current FAA policy prohibits the commercial use of drones. Following significant criticism of the commercial UAS ban, Congress passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, instructing [...]

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