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No Justice in Spain

Next time you want to complain about the jury system, just read about this case from Spain reported in today’s NY Times. Antonio Meno Ortega, a 21 year old law student from Madrid went to the hospital for minor nasal surgery. He was scheduled to spend just one overnight in the hospital and then get […]

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The Devil’s In The Details

The foreclosure business is at a standstill in much of the country.  Yes, banks are still sending out foreclosure and eviction notices  but in courtrooms all across America, foreclosure cases have been stayed or frozen.  The inactivity has been caused in large part by one lawyer, Thomas Cox, whose pro bono work on behalf of […]

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Kings of E-storage Fined For Losing Emails

Sandisk, the multi-billion dollar company, that is the king of electronic storage devices, was just hit with $150,000.00 fine for losing emails related to litigation its involved in with two former employees.  The case Harkabi v. Sandisk is a warning to all companies not to destroy e-documents if there is any threat of litigation and […]

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Manhattan Film Festival Law Suit Filed against Tribeca

My latest intellectual property case is a lawsuit brought against the Tribeca Film Festival by the founders of the Manhattan Film Festival.  I think the TFF appears to have lost its way and forgotten its “innovative” roots.   After all, this year’s TFF opened with “Shrek 3.”  This year it also launched its first “Virtual Film […]