Contracts

Civil Procedure

Posner dissent criticizes penalties for ‘harmless procedural bobbles’ by lawyers

Trials & Litigation

Settlement saves Sweet Briar; lawyer to be at college helm, along with new board members

U.S. Supreme Court

Patent royalty superpowers have expired for inventor of Spider-Man toy, Supreme Court rules

Internet Law

Judge OKs consolidated suit over theft of Sony ex-workers’ personal info

Real Estate & Property Law

Letters from unknown ‘Watcher’ spark suit against seller of upscale home and title company

Tort Law

Some after-prom parties require liability waivers

Banking Law

UK court says ex-Dewey leader must repay $540K capital loan; he hopes US court will cancel it

Trials & Litigation

Suit accuses Florida man of exploiting glitch in hotel rewards program

Tort Law

Man sues funeral home after wife’s casket somehow exits concrete vault and floats away in flood

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer sues owner of racehorse American Pharoah for $10M, says response to client’s suit defamed him

Contracts

Alleged agreement to share lottery proceeds didn’t have to be in writing, Florida Supreme Court says

Copyright Law

Northwestern settles with ex-employee, will jointly publish book about infamous Chicago murder

Insurance Law

9th Circuit: In ERISA case where appeal period ended on a Saturday, filing deadline becomes Monday

Constutional Law

Illinois state pension law declared unconstitutional

Contracts

7th Circuit: Law firm doesn’t owe fired PI attorney bonuses, due to terms of compensation pact

Labor & Employment

Earlier clean-costume dispute helped fired Disney workers get rehired in Lion King case

Entertainment & Sports Law

Fans banned from stadium when Baltimore Orioles play tonight, which may be a MLB first

Contracts

Touch screen rules on Miss Kitty slot machine voided jackpot mistake, state supreme court says

Trials & Litigation

Reed Smith can’t arbitrate malpractice claim; ex-client, an attorney, didn’t sign required form

Consumer Law

Bank didn’t tell widow she had mortgage insurance, even as home foreclosed