Human Rights Granted to Chimpanzees A Judge in Manhattan made a precedent setting decision this month that chimpanzees have rights of their own. It is the first time legal rights of any kind have ever been accorded to anything other than a human. At issue are Hercules and Leo, two
LOOK WHO IS COMING TO THE DEPOSITION Many people don’t realize non-parties can be invited to a deposition. While typically we think of depositions as being a private proceeding, a deposition can be very public. The Discovery Act does not specifically state who may or may not attend a deposition.
SIGN THIS WAIVER AND THEN YOU CAN COME TO MY PARTY Does having a parent sign a release protect you from liability when your teenager throws a party? A lot of parents have signed numerous liability waiver and release documents, but lately parents are being increasingly presented with a different
WEED 101- A SIGN OF THE TIMES First Law School Offers a Marijuana Law Class to Students Don’t be fooled by the subject matter of “Representing the Marijuana Client,” a new course being offered by the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. Pot may give people the giggles, but
California Ninth Circuit to Review Concealed Weapons Permit Law In a crucial case for gun laws in California, a federal appeals court set aside its year-old ruling that would allow any law-abiding person in the state to carry a concealed handgun and ordered a new hearing before an 11-judge panel.
Can A Referee’s Decision Be Subject To Court Action? Here’s what happened. In the quarterfinals of Oklahoma’s Class 3A football playoffs, Frederick A. Douglass High School of Oklahoma City was trailing undefeated Locust Grove High School by a score of 20-19. With 1:07 remaining in the game, Douglass then scored
Who Made Your Hooch? Distillers are facing class action lawsuits. What does handmade small batch or even all-natural mean when it comes to liquor? That’s the question pending in numerous courts around the country as distillers are finding their labels facing class action lawsuits. Fortunately Jack Daniels is not on the list.
Seahawks Attorneys Blitz Few teams can shut down a game like the Seattle Seahawks defense. Off the field, the team has been twice as aggressive. The franchise’s legal team is manned up in the U.S. Patent Office and blanketing the Federal courts in an all-out effort to lay claim to the fan lexicon,
CAN A CANIDATE ESCAPE LIABILITY BY USING A STRAW PERSON TO CONDUCT A SMEAR CAMPAIGN? Some of the first negative campaigning in the United States can be traced back to John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Things got ugly fast. Jefferson’s camp accused President Adams of having a “hideous hermaphroditical
Ethics in Blogging As To Public Figures In short: Bloggers can certainly be held liable for defamation. The question is more about the context of the statement (whether it is a statement of verifiable fact vs. opinion) and the heightened standard applied to public figures. “The First Amendment limits California’s