Justia’s Top 10 Lists for February 2012

Here is a rundown of February’s highest scoring lawyers on Justia Legal Answers, along with a look at which Justia Dockets legal filings, Tech Law blog posts, and Facebook posts readers viewed the most.

Justia Legal Answers’ Top 10 Legal Answerers for February 2012

  1. Nick Passe, 1,600 points, 32 answers
  2. Jerry Lutkenhaus, 1,011 points, 32 answers
  3. Andrew Bresalier, 801 points, 25 answers
  4. Jeffrey Moore 351 points, 7 answers
  5. Peter Navis, 300 points, 6 answers
  6. Daniel Marc Berman, 250 points, 10 answers
  7. William S. Adams 215 points, 5 answers
  8. David Philip Shapiro, 150 points, 3 answers
  9. Timothy Belt, 150 points, 3 answers
  10. Ryan P. Sullivan, 150 points, 3 answers


The Top 10 Legal Filings Viewed in Justia Dockets in February 2012

  1. A trade secrets lawsuit alleging that a Silicon Valley solar power company’s employees took confidential information from their employer’s computers, and purportedly took it to use when going to work for a competitor.
  2. A stipulation and order in the Pokerstar’s online gambling case, followed by another ruling.
  3. Revelations in the Silicon Valley antitrust litigation alleging that certain companies conspired to prevent one another’s employees from interviewing, and being hired at their respective businesses.
  4. A lawsuit by the DISH Network alleging that certain websites illegally let people “[steal] unlimited amounts of DISH satellite television programming.”
  5. A federal court opinion regarding the Jackson Hewitt tax service’s lawsuit against competing defendants.
  6. A judge ruled that RadioShack cannot dismiss a lawsuit brought by a man who charges that his employer fired him after the retailer turned over pictures found on the man’s personal cell phone left for recycling or disposal by the retailer.
  7. A claim construction order in a network patent infringement lawsuit.
  8. A protective order was issued in a patent infringement lawsuit involving competing blood sugar test strips for diabetics.
  9. The incomprehensible musings of a pro se litigant suing Facebook and a slew of other defendants.
  10. A judge’s memorandum opinion dismissing another pro se litigant’s lawsuit because it “cannot discern which claims are made against which defendants and on what basis.”

The Top 10 Most-Viewed Justia Tech Law Blog Pages in February 2012

  1. Santorum, Romney & Gingrich Sued for Patent Infringement Over Candidates’ Facebook Pages
  2. SunPower Sues SolarCity and ex-Employees Over Trade Secrets, Alleging Theft of “Tens-of-Thousands” of Files
  3. Judge Orders Google to Produce Facebook Litigant Paul Ceglia’s Gmail
  4. Will Heater Manufacturer Be SLAPPed Over YouTube Safety Video Lawsuit?
  5. AP Lawsuit Accuses Meltwater of Copyright Infringement, “Hot News” Misappropriation
  6. Google, Polycom, & Marvell: Indicted Silicon Valley Hedge Fund Manager’s Insider Trading Charges List
  7. Montblanc Sues Google Over AdWords Campaigns for Alleged Counterfeit Pen Sales
  8. Class-Action Alleges Unsolicited PayPal Texts Violate Consumer Protection Law
  9. DOJ & EU Approve Google’s Acquisition of Motorola Mobility, But Apple and Others are Also Winners
  10. FCC: Anti-Abortion Activist Can’t Run Super Bowl Sunday TV Ads

Our Top 10 February 2012 Facebook Posts:

  1. The U.S. Supreme Court opinion on GPS tracking devices and search warrants.
  2. When a federal judge ordered Google to produce Facebook litigant Paul Ceglia’s previously unknown Gmails, folks were interested.
  3. Federal laws on protecting people using service animals prompted strong and diverse opinions from our Facebook friends.
  4. It’s not every day that a party’s leading presidential candidates get sued for alleged patent infringement, particularly over their Facebook pages.
  5. What kind of damages can you seek in a veterinary malpractice lawsuit? In North Carolina, only the small kind.
  6. Just how do you define the standard for state marijuana DUI offenses?
  7. The TimeZone database lawsuit was dropped. We’re safe to travel time again.
  8. A federal judge sends racially charged email from his office computer. Outrage ensues.
  9. Justia Verdict columnist Joanne Mariner’s piece on military detentions under the new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) spurred intense debate.
  10. We predicted that California’s anti-SLAPP law might be used to throw a case involving a YouTube video out of court. Here’s why.

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