Opinion: A Missed Opportunity for Nespresso
On Friday, I was being both a huge tennis fan and a writer, spending parts of the day at the ATP 1000 tournament in Montreal. It was a day before qualifying began, and I had a special pass to attend and watch some of the best players in the world train with each other, including Andy Murray, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz, Matteo Berrettini, and others.Read full story
A Look Inside a New Legal Super-Firm
When we think about legal innovation, the idea of experienced lawyers starting a new firm is admittedly pretty far down the list. We run through the usual list of legal technology, startups, and technology tools in areas such as document management and smart contracts long before we think of the innovation possible by actually forming a new law firm.Read full story
Should Anyone Be Forced to Build a Website?
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case, in upcoming the 2022 October term, about whether someone who builds websites can be forced to do so for people whose beliefs they don’t share. The case is obviously far more complex than that but, at its core, this is the case’s practical implication.Read full story
Why Is Kellogg Becoming Three Companies?
Why Is Kellogg Becoming Three Companies? - by Aron Solomon. Last week, we learned that Kellogg, the massive cereal company, is going to legally become three separate companies. One of those companies will be focused on cereal, one on snack foods, and one on plant-based foods.Read full story
Where Does Dobbs Go From Here?
Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe") with her lawyer, Gloria Allred, at the Supreme CourtWikimedia Commons. Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade in a new landmark decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, more commonly known as the Mississippi abortion case, many Americans are looking to their federal and state leaders to see what will happen next.Read full story
The French Open NFT Is a $1 Million Big Deal
The “RG Game, Seat & Match NFT” caught the attention of many tennis fans around the world this week. With qualifying rounds for the French Open (more commonly referred to as Roland-Garros, the name of the stadium in which it’s held) wrapping up today, the second Grand Slam of 2022 begins in earnest this weekend.Read full story
Fast Food Giants Face Forever Chemicals Litigation
“Forever chemicals” just doesn’t sound good. Pretty much any context one could imagine the term to be used in doesn’t end well. That’s the case with PFAS, an acronym for “per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances” - the forever chemicals in issue here.Read full story
A Bright Future for Community Colleges in Bergen County and New Jersey
Bergen Community College is the largest community college in New Jersey. With close to 20,000 students in total, as BCC is close to turning sixty years old, the school finds itself at the epicenter of a national movement.Read full story
Opinion: Is the Dobbs Leak Evidence that the Supreme Court Has Lost Its Way?
On Monday night, Politico reported that the Supreme Court has reached a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, and is set to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey.Read full story
Was the Omega Swatch Collaboration Authentic?
Watches are my groove. I’ve collected watches for over 40 years, have written extensively about them, and built an actual watch company. One of our watches was on GQ’s list last year of the best watches in the world under $500 and we’ve beaten the odds as a startup and survived now for close to five years.Read full story
New Dua Lipa Saga Shows Complexity of Song Copyright Law
It’s a pretty exceptional week for any musician when they are sued not once but twice in for multiple copyright violations in the same song. But this is Dua Lipa’s current reality, as she was sued by a reggae band and faces a second lawsuit regarding the same song, Levitating.Read full story
Price Fixing Retrial Again Fails to Fry Chicken Executives
Last week, a Colorado jury was unable, for a second time, to reach a verdict in the trial of ten chicken industry executives charged with price fixing. This second mistrial was preceded, in December, by the first mistrial of executives from several of the nation’s largest chicken manufacturers. The Department of Justice had sought convictions against executives of these massive chicken producers, alleging that they together conspired to fix the prices of chicken, a $95 billion annual business in the United States.Read full story
What Are the Next Steps for the Tesla Lawsuit?
In February, California’s civil rights agency, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), sued Tesla in California Superior Court for violating the state’s Equal Pay Act and the Employment and Housing Act.Read full story
Can a Health Startup Save Women’s Tennis?
It was a very, very bad night in Tennis Paradise. At the tournament simply known as Indian Wells, the grounds known as Tennis Paradise were abuzz with confusion and disappointment on Saturday as women’s tennis was in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.Read full story
Theranos Trial Round Two Set to Begin
The Elizabeth Holmes trial was always really known as the Theranos Trial. While Holmes was the protagonist, it was a made-for-Hollywood drama full of intrigue and deeply flawed characters. Now, almost three months after the founder/CEO was found guilty of four counts of wire fraud and conspiracy, we are about to go at it all again with the person who may have been making the lion’s share of the daily operational decisions at Theranos.Read full story
Why Is the SWIFT System So Important to Russia?
A SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) code is almost always required when you are party to an international money transfer. The SWIFT is what allows a specific bank account to be identified in an international banking transaction. Without the use of a SWIFT, generally, it is impractical or impossible to make an international transfer.Read full story
What is the Supreme Court Shadow Docket?
Monday really wasn’t a gold star day in Supreme Court history. In a 5-4 decision, the Court took a big chunk out of the Voting Rights act by allowing Alabama to create an absurd gerrymander that will ensure future GOP election victories if it stands.Read full story
The Rooney Rule and Race-Based Litigation for the NFL
On Tuesday afternoon, former Miami Dolphins head coach, Brian Flores, did what should have been done every year since 2003 - sue the NFL for racism in their hiring practices. Four head coaching positions have been filled since the end of the NFL’s regular season. Those teams - the New York Giants, Las Vegas Raiders, Denver Broncos, and Chicago Bears - all hired white head coaches.Read full story
The Realities of Celebrity Privacy Law in 2022
Part of the legacy of 2021 was both celebrity well-being and celebrity privacy being thrust into the spotlight. As we followed the successful evolution of the #FreeBritney movement, and watched the Britney documentaries built on the foundation of violating confidential communications, we couldn’t avoid thinking about these critical privacy issues.Read full story
Already in Court, Cardi B Faces Another Trial
While Cardi B won her defamation trial on Monday against YouTuber Tasha K, she faces another trial as early as next month, this time as a defendant. The plaintiff, Kevin Brophy Jr., has an elaborate and unique tattoo covering the entire expanse of his back. He alleges that Cardi B stole this image of the tattoo for the cover of her album, “Gangsta B* Music Vol. 1,” the debut 2016 mixtape that helped rocket her to stardom.Read full story