Favorite Halloween Legal Cases

With Halloween coming up, I’ve been thinking–what are professors’ favorite Halloween-themed cases? My vote is Stambovsky v. Ackley, the famous NY “haunted house” case. See my post from a year ago on the case. Let me know what’s your favorite…

Indecent Exposure Laws Apply Only to Men?

From AP: In the category of bad interactions between older women and 14 year old boys who are neighbors, a 40 year old woman tired of hearing her 14 year old neighbor play basketball. So, to discourage him, she stripped…

Eathufu.com — Was it a Scam?

You may recall that last year I blogged on a website called Eathufu.com, which offered tofu designed to taste like human flesh. At the time, I wondered if this was just a big joke. Now, a year and a half…

Battle over Goldmensex.com

I previously blogged on the battle over Goldmansex.com. Goldman Sachs successfully won a UDRP to reclaim this name, although I think I had better standing to object than they did. The registrant of Goldmansex.com, feeling a little screwed by the…

Patent Lawyer Gets Statue

No question that the Wright brothers deserve credit as innovators. But what about their patent lawyer, Harry Toulmin, who wrote the patents that survived a brutal patent battle? The greater Dayton community has recognized his heroic efforts as well, erecting…

Nonagenarian Gets Law Degree

From AP: Allan Stewart, a 91 year old man, got a law degree in Australia. Talk about fulfilling a lifelong dream. Welcome to the profession!

Slinky Factory Tour

I have many “life goals” I want to achieve before my time is up. Some of these are conceptual and hard to measure, such as–be a great father, husband and family member/friend and make a positive contribution to society. Others…

New Family Photos

Over 100 unedited family photos for your perusal. Among others, I like the Dina tush shot, the Dina thumbs up, and the sequence showing the (messy) interaction of a one year old baby and a piece of ice cream cake….

Kaplan Loses SJ Motion in Antitrust Lawsuit–Rodriguez v. West Publishing

In the ongoing lawsuit about Bar/Bri’s alleged antitrust violations in the bar exam preparation market, Kaplan has lost its motion for summary judgment. My last entry about this case was about the Bar/Bri class action website.