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The Best Legal Correspondence. Ever.

In law school, students are force-fed case law that is typically neither exciting nor compelling. It’s particularly awful when the literature was written in 19th century England. Today, I offer you the opportunity to read some legal correspondence that is downright hilarious. Here more »

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Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin . . . and Winter Sports Preference?

Being a Michigan native, I have fond memories from years past of time spent learning to snowski. Though I am a skier, I hold no animosity toward snowboarders. I have attempted to snowboard several times, but spent more time on more »

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Finally, the Case We’ve All Been Waiting For

In a case that will be of interest to software developers and companies around the United States, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l yesterday. After dodging the issue for more »

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You Aren’t Stealing IP are You?

Part of running a successful business is obtaining intellectual property (IP) protection to ensure that your original inventions, logos, and writings are protected from exploitation by less innovative competitors. However, it is equally important to the success of any company more »

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Out of the mouths of babes . . .

In a very rare move, the Michigan Supreme Court in a pending constitutional lawsuit allowed the submission of an amicus brief . . . which was written by a high school student. Matilyn Sarosi is a junior at Father Gabriel more »

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Okay SCOTUS, It’s 2014 Now

Technology is everywhere in 2014. As a society, it permeates our communication, our entertainment, our organization, and even our daily work output. So, it was certainly surprising when Justice Elena Kagan, a Justice on the Supreme Court of the United more »

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New Jersey Transit is not Having a Great Week

New Jersey Transit’s much-publicized Super Bowl shortcomings may be the least of its worries. Although less serious than the collapse at Seacaucus Junction, New Jersey Transit discovered late last week that seven of its registered trademarks expired after a failure more »

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On the heels of last night’s Super Bowl . . .

. . . a New Jersey sports memorabilia collector filed suit against Eli Manning and others involved with the New York Giants. His claim? That the Giants had orchestrated a scheme where they sold unused Giants equipment that had been more »

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A Legal Fiction for Science Fiction: Personhood of an OS

Scarlett Johansson’s charming and seductive voice as the operating system named Samantha in the movie Her has got me thinking about legal personhood. Yes, the movie is “sad,” “quirky,” and “exquisite,” but other issues—legal issues—may arise when a man falls in more »

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Artwork Attracts $330 Million in Pledges to Detroit

Two of the most closely watched subjects of Detroit’s bankrupcy–its meager pension funds and the $800 million at-risk art collection–have just received pledges from local and national foundations amounting to $330 million. Despite the city’s pension funds being underfunded by $3.5 billlion more »

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