January 13 roundup

by Walter Olson on January 13, 2009

  • IP turf-staking: charity tries to trademark the phrase “Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness” [Likelihood of Confusion]
  • Bad excuses dept.: Ohio 17-year-old killed his mom but lawyers “insisted youth and video game addiction made him less responsible,” a theory judge wasn’t buying [AP/WBBM]
  • Lawsuit over Yelp review (chiropractor vs. disgruntled ex-client) settled [CNet; earlier]
  • “Can U.S. Laws Protect Online Speech from Foreign Libel Suits?” [Neuberger/PBS]
  • Coverage of Philadelphia’s Fumo scandal trial, “law firms [and some big ones] used in an alleged blackmail scheme” [Lowe, AmLaw Daily, earlier]
  • “Another wrongful-paternity case from hell” (wrong guy, but default judgment) [Balko, Reason]
  • Never trust content from “ProPublica” [Kopel @ Volokh on environmental effects of oil hydraulic fracturing, response from ProPublica, Kopel's riposte; their attack on Goldman Sachs in California and New Jersey; Carter Wood at NAM "ShopFloor"]
  • Few places have emulated San Francisco and Santa Cruz ban on discrimination based on appearance, i.e., against less attractive folks [WorkplaceProf]

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Another Yelp lawsuit
01.16.09 at 12:40 am
Vincent Fumo convicted in Philadelphia
03.21.09 at 12:03 am

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1 Jonny 01.13.09 at 8:40 am

Love the round-ups!

Dugg at http://www.lawdigg.com

2 gitarcarver 01.14.09 at 12:18 pm

Another Yelp / Doctor / negative review lawsuit:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/13/BU40158CPE.DTL

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