Tag Archive: lawsuits

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Logical Reasonings / 8.6.14

Make sure you’re going to law school for the right reasons, ‘kay? Above The Law

Top 10 frivolous lawsuits of 2013. Not going to lie, kinda hope one of them sues for libel. Legal Shmegal

“Kid Rock responds to sex toy subpoena” are words I never thought I’d write. Rolling Stone

Ditto, “Monkey owns copyright to selfie, claims Wikipedia.” Salon

MORE ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. CNN

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3 Supreme Court Rulings That Should Interest Future Lawyers

The Supreme Court is set to rule on a slew of big cases this week before ending its current term. Because these rulings—and the justices’ accompanying opinions—represent the most influential and important issues in the legal world, prospective law students would benefit from understanding the matters at hand. This time around, the court is addressing issues related to privacy laws, executive power, and more. This post will summarize several of these cases and describe their ramifications.

1) ABC v. Aereo

For context, Aereo is a television streaming service that allows subscribers to watch live, broadcast television on their computers, tablets, smart phones, and similar devices through the use of a small antenna.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.27.14

A) Not a good start for Indiana Tech Law School. Above the Law.

B) If you attend William Mitchell College of Law, you get first-hand courtroom experience. Star Tribune.

C) The Supreme Court has the Secret Service’s back — not to mention the Constitution’s. NPR.

D) Extreme sports may lead to extreme lawsuits. ABA Journal.

E) Finally! An SPF you can drink…kinda! Time.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.2.14

A) You should have been aiming for a top 50 law school anyway. Wall Street Journal.

B) Heads up, future California lawyers. You’re going to have to pledge to behave with dignity, courtesy and integrity. ABA Journal.

C) Some people know from third grade that they want to be lawyers. Who wouldn’t want the chance to deliberate Three Little Pigs v. The Wolf? Above the Law.

D) GM would like its ignition switch lawsuits to go away forever. ABC News.

E) If you’re going to take a selfie, make sure it’s good — like one of these. BuzzFeed.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.14.14

A) This real-life Saul Goodman has an unconventional marketing strategy: “Trust me, I may have a law degree, but I still think like a criminal!” Above the Law.

B) Matthew McConaughey recounts losing a lawsuit for being too handsome. ABA Journal.

C) Federal judge Richard Kopf, recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, learns about the “black” market for pot in Colorado. Hercules and the Umpire.

D) Charting the rankings of the top 50 law schools over the past 5 years. LawyerWrit.

E) Due to a “scheduling conflict,” Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling interrupt Jimmy Kimmel Live to… sell knives? YouTube.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.4.14

A) It’s time for an all-lawsuit edition of Logical Reasonings. First up: A high school senior is suing her parents over college money. Daily Record.

B) Nancy Grace’s mugshot of the day goes to the guy who smeared buttered toast on his neighbor’s car. HLNTV.

C) You know it’s going to be a fun day in court when the evidence consists of a tattooed penis. UPI.

D) It’s time San Diego become famous for something other than Anchorman. Ah, here we go: seal poop. Huffington Post.

E) As if it weren’t disturbing enough that the government is spying on us, Sprint overcharged ’em by $21 million to do it. ZD Net.

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The Best and Worst Supreme Court Cases of 2012

2012 is coming to a close, which means another year of Supreme Court cases has come and gone. There were ups, there were downs, and there were some head-scratchers. And, since the editorial overlords here at Most Strongly Supported think my law degree qualifies me to write on this topic*, here I am.

Without a doubt, the two biggest SCOTUS cases of 2012 involved the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and Arizona’s crazy immigration laws (seriously, if the United States was the cast of It’s Always Sunny, Arizona would be Charlie Kelly).

National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius

I think a few of the lawsuits were actually filed before Obama even signed the PPACA into law.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.13.12

A) Lance Armstrong is charged in a widespread doping scandal. NBC Sports.

B) After a hung jury, the Justice Department says they won’t retry John Edwards for corruption. Fox News.

C) Bristol Palin sued for defamation. Surprisingly, by a heckler and not the mechanical bull. Huffington Post.

D) Dewey & LeBoeuf won’t go gently into that good night. Honestly, what would a law firm dissolution be without a lot of lawsuits? Above the Law.

E) For those of you who feel like you fell on your face Monday, be glad that at least no one was recording it. The Soup.

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Objection! The Top Three Silliest Lawsuits of 2011

Enough with the all too serious LSAT and law school advice of the past month. It’s time to strap in for some funny. And nothing says “holiday cheer” like a good ol’ frivolous lawsuit . . . or three. The depths to which people are willing to stoop in the name of entitlement never ceases to amaze, or appall. And with that, I give you three of the most frivolous lawsuits of 2011.

1. Man Sues Health Club for Substandard Complimentary Breakfast

Enter Richard Katz, Esq. That’s right — lawyers abuse the legal system in the names of themselves as well as their clients. Mr. Katz purchased a membership at a very, very expensive health club with the promise of free breakfast (in addition to gold-plated barbells and locker room butlers).