Tag Archive: legal life

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Intellectual Property Law and the Vulnerable Consumer

“Nobody’s more frustrated than me.” “I am running a business.” These statements were made by Mylan Health CEO Heather Bresch regarding the recent firestorm over Mylan’s role in the dizzying upward spiral of prices for medication, some of which — including the medication at issue, Epi Pen — can make the difference between life and death for those who need the drug. Epi Pen is critical for those with asthma and some allergies where a sudden onset leads to suffocation and death.


Election Law: How Can the Courts Protect Democracy?

In a democracy where the majority rules, how do you prevent that majority from violating and exploiting the minority? This is a central question for every democracy, and American history in particular has been filled with struggles to correct the majority’s oppressive tendencies—from slavery to black civil rights to transgender rights to police treatment of people of color.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.4.16

A. 70% of 2015 law grads have a JD-required or JD-preferred job. Are you one of them? American Bar Association

B. Donald Trump is vetting VP picks. Under consideration are The Hamburglar and a handheld mirror. CNN

C. A Brazilian study claims that giving mosquitoes a particular bacterial infection makes it harder for them to transmit Zika virus. Reuters

D. Some Republicans are getting wobbly on blocking the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court because Donald Trump could feasibly be president in a few months. Vox

E. The US Department of Justice has notified North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory that the so called “bathroom bill” violates the Civil Rights Act. Talking Points Memo

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Thomas speaks!

My boy Clarence Thomas has been a little cray-cray during the last ten years. He just stopped talking, kind of like Tommy. Many believe he became the puppet of former-Justice Antonin Scalia. (By the way, potential conspiracy alert). But this has all changed. We are now pouring one out for Scalia, and Thomas is back. And he is inspiring everyone to buy guns.

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Buy low, sue high.

Increasingly in the United States, there is a trend toward third-party litigation financing — in other words, allowing a non-participant in a lawsuit to “buy shares” in a plaintiff’s case. In return for this investment, the company or individual will receive a portion of any settlement or award. Before you read further, does this strike you as a good idea? Well…

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IP, you P, we all P for IP!

Once you get to law school, there are certain things you’re supposed to know: that you won’t get to make or eat delicious tortes in Torts, Bar Review and Bar Review are two entirely different things (one is fun, the other is not; one involves a weekly downing of drinks, the other involves two miserable months trying to pass the bar exam), and IP Law is not some sort of juvenile joke but actually stands for something.

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Chik-Fil-A School-of-Law

Banker Sandy Weill recently withdrew the generous donation he’d made, out of the goodness of his altruistic little billionaire heart, to Paul Smith College after he learned that the school could not change it’s name to Weill-Smith College. Not wanting to find himself similarly disappointed, Charles Widger, a successful hedge fund manager, explicitly stipulated that Villanova Law School should become the Villanova Charles Widger School of Law in exchange for his $25 million donation.