Court Threatens to Sanction Ceglia, Again, in New Facebook Case Decision

Today U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio warned that the court is “more than suspicio[us] that” plaintiff Paul Ceglia” filed no less than five (5) motions against Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in his lawsuit claiming a fifty-percent (50%) ownership of the company, “solely to unreasonably and vexatiously multiply the proceedings.” Judge Foschio ordered Ceglia to explain within ten days why

Obamacare and a Year of Legal Commentary

Tomorrow brings one of the most highly anticipated decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years: the ruling on the constitutionality of the health-care law that is arguably the crowning achievement of President Obama’s first term in office. Incidentally, tomorrow also marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of Verdict, Justia’s legal analysis and commentary site.

Republicans Target President Obama’s Immigration Policy

Last week, Representative Benjamin Quayle (R-AZ) introduced the Prohibiting Back-door Amnesty Act. The Act seeks to nullify President Obama’s recent immigration policy change by rescinding various memoranda and directives that call for the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in not pursuing undocumented children. A separate bill introduced by Representative Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) seeks to prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security

More Google Cookie Placement Suits Consolidated After Ruling by Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation

Several privacy lawsuits against Google, Inc. have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware following a ruling by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). In In Re: Google Inc. Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation, the JPML found that “eight actions involve common questions of fact, and that centralization in the District of Delaware will

Apple Seeks to Withdraw Kodak Patent Dispute From Bankruptcy Court

In Eastman Kodak Company v. Apple Inc. et al, filed in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, Apple has asked the court to withdraw the adversarial proceeding that Kodak initiated in bankruptcy court. Apple argues in its brief that Kodak’s bankruptcy proceeding would affect Apple’s interests in certain contested patents and that the bankruptcy court

InNova Patent Licensing, LLC Sues Facebook Over Email Patent

InNova Patent Licensing, LLC has filed a lawsuit against Facebook in the Eastern District of Texas for patent infringement. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent (6,018,761) is a “system for adding to electronic mail messages information obtained from sources external to the electronic mail transport process.”

President Obama Declines to Deport Undocumented Children

Last week, President Obama announced a change in his administration’s immigration policy regarding undocumented children. With an appeal to fairness and financial considerations, President Obama directed the Department of Homeland Security to focus its efforts to deport those who pose a threat to public safety or national security instead of talented young people. Candidates for Prosecutorial Discretion From Secretary Napolitano’s

Writer’s Picks 6/18: Fake Lawyers, Journalist Access, and Lead Paint

Some noteworthy cases this week, as reported by our Daily Summary Writers. The 10th Circuit reversed a sentencing ruling for a defendant found to be practicing law without a license. In  US v. Kieffer, the Court found that “By all appearances, Defendant Howard Kieffer had a successful nationwide criminal law practice.” What he didn’t have was a license to go