Category Archives: Justia News

Justia Serves as a Lambda Legal Gold Sponsor, Sends Representatives to San Francisco Soirée

Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest legal organization in the United States committed to achieving full civil equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, as well as those living with HIV. It is a nonprofit organization that aims to achieve positive change within these diverse communities through means such as impact litigation, education, and public policy advocacy.

Justia Writers’ Round Up – Supreme Court Opinions Issued June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court issued three opinions today. Read more about the decisions below. Shelby County v. Eric H. Holder, Jr.  Docket: 12-96 Date: June 25, 2012 Read commentary and review lower court decisions related to Shelby County decision here. Justia Opinion Summary:  The Voting Rights Act of 1965, 42 U.S.C. 1973(a), was enacted to address racial discrimination in voting. Section

Potato, Potahto – Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks

Dawson Farms v. Risk Management Agency, US 8th Cir. (11/7/12) Agriculture Law, Government & Administrative Law Dawson Farms challenged the RMA’s denial of its crop-insurance claim alleging loss due to “tuber rot” in stored potatoes. A final agency review affirmed the RMA’s denial of Dawson Farms’ claim, finding that the insurance adjuster’s sampling of the stored potatoes followed adequate sample

Apple Faces Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over iPad 3, Macbook LED Technology

Apple, Inc. was hit with a patent infringement lawsuit Thursday (read it below) alleging that the company’s iPad 3 tablets and Macbook Pro computers violate four light emitting diode (LED) patents. The case was filed in in federal court in Delaware by claimed patent holder LED Tech Development LLC, a Delaware limited liability company based in Tyler, Texas, the city

Reflections on Cornell LII’s 2012 Law Via the Internet Conference

The 2012 Law Via the Internet Conference at Cornell Law School has concluded, and the Justia attendees have headed back to sunny California. By every measure, I think the conference was a success. It stimulated thought and provoked discussion; it disseminated new ideas and revisited old ones; and it brought together a group of people with similar objectives and diverse

Tech Lawsuit Roundup: October 1 – 5, 2012

Here is a summary of legal developments in five federal and state court cases last week that involved technology companies, or alleged activities by their users. Samsung Cries Foul, Claiming Jury Foreman in Apple iPhone $1B+ Lawsuit Was Biased In a motion filed last Tuesday, Samsung’s lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh to set aside the jury’s $1.05 billion

Justia to Attend 2012 Law Via the Internet Conference at Cornell Law’s Legal Information Institute

In a few days, several of us here at Justia will be traveling to “gorges” Ithaca, New York, to attend the 2012 Law Via the Internet Conference at Cornell Law School. The conference marks the 20th Anniversary of the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell Law School, the Internet’s first legal website and the world’s leading online source for free

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.

“Respect my authoritah!” The South Park Gang wins a Fair Use Fight & More in Our Weekly Writer’s Picks

We’ve got three picks from our writers this week – enjoy! Don’t Even Think of Parking Here Feloney v. Baye Nebraska Supreme Court (6/1/12) For several years, Michael Feloney used his neighbor Robert Baye’s driveway to turn his vehicle to enter his garage. Eventually Baye decided to build a retaining wall on his driveway, which prevented Feloney from using Baye’s