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Seller Beware: A Craigslist Cautionary Tale

After the sale of a used printer on the popular site Craigslist, a seller unexpectedly became entangled in protracted litigation. Following the sale of the printer, the buyer (who had been previously found to be a vexatious litigant and allegedly spent...

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Uber Drivers’ Potential Settlement Unsealed

Uber drivers in California and Massachusetts have worked out a potential settlement with Uber, the alternative taxi service, based on their assertion that they should have been classified as employees rather than contractors. As employees, the drivers...

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Stabbing Girlfriend Properly Immune from Prosecution

Defendant was immune from prosecution for murder, under the Castle Doctrine, when she stabbed her live-in boyfriend at their shared residence. The Supreme Court of South Carolina found that Whitlee Jones was immune from prosecution, pursuant to S.C...

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Prosecution File Demonstrates Purposeful Discrimination

The United States Supreme Court, in a 7-1 decision in Foster v. Chatman, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 3486 , held that petitioner Timothy Foster demonstrated purposeful discrimination on the part of prosecutors during his 1987 capital murder trial. The State had used...

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EARNHARDT: It’s All in a Name

Famous NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt died in 2001, but litigation relating to his death continues to this day. In a case before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Board), the former racing super star’s...

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Deflategate Update

On April 25, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a judgment from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York that vacated an arbitration award suspending New England Patriots quarterback...