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Nominal Damages Not Sufficient in Facebook Defamation Suit

An appellate court in Ohio determined that a man whose ex-girlfriend defamed him on Facebook did not receive fair compensation when he was only awarded $600 in damages, as the evidence was not competent and sufficient to support the trial court’s...

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Supreme Court Holds Cheerleading Uniforms Eligible for Copyright Protection

In a case involving whether the designs on cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection under the Copyright Act of 1976, the Supreme Court on March 22, 2017, held that an artistic feature of the design of a useful article is eligible for...

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Defendant Raises, Argues, and Loses Serial Comma Argument

In Heyliger v. People of the Virgin Islands , 2017 V.I. Supreme LEXIS 9, a defendant in a felony murder case pinned his appellate hopes in part on a grammatical nicety, but failed to persuade the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands of his point of view...

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Order Requiring Parents to Pay College Expenses Vacated

The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division recently decided a case involving a mother’s challenge to a family court order mandating that she and her former husband contribute to the college tuition expenses of their daughter, who had intervened...

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Compelling Criminal Defendant to Provide Fingerprint to Unlock Cellphone Did Not Violate Self-Incrimination Privilege

A recent Minnesota Court of Appeals case of first impression in that State has established that compelling a criminal defendant to provide a fingerprint to unlock his cellphone does not violate the Fifth Amendment, U.S. Const. amend. V, privilege against...

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Arizona’s Classification of Noncitizens in Denying Drivers’ Licenses Federally Preempted

Affirming the district court's summary judgment and permanent injunction order, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on February 2, 2017, that the federal government’s exclusive authority to classify noncitizens under...