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Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder—Not of the Court

In Myrick v. Peck Electric Company , 2017 Vt. LEXIS 4, the Vermont Supreme Court, offered the chance by landowners displeased by solar arrays to rule that an action for private nuisance could be based solely on aesthetic considerations, chose not to abandon...

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FIDO and FAMILY LAW

Alaska is the first state in the country to require courts to take into consideration the well-being of animals in divorce cases and to grant joint custody of pets. House Bill 147, which took effect on January 17, 2017, recognizes that animals are more...

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Executive Order Challenge

On February 9, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the United States Government’s emergency motion for a stay pending appeal of a federal district court’s temporary restraining order (TRO) enjoining enforcement...

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Tacked Together in the Mind of the Testator

A widow challenging her late husband’s will argued that the Estate’s representative failed to make a prima facie case of a valid attestation, as the witnesses' signatures appeared neither on the same page as the testator's nor on a...

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Star Trek Fan Film Boldly Going Before a Jury

On January 3, 2017, Judge R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling in a copyright infringement case regarding the science fiction franchise Star Trek . The plaintiffs, Paramount Pictures...

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NY Questioning Scientific Validity of Shaken-Baby Syndrome

An appellate court in New York unanimously affirmed a decision that granted defendant Rene Bailey’s motion to vacate her second degree murder conviction from 2002, based on newly discovered evidence that questions the scientific validity of shaken...