Contracts

Entertainment & Sports Law

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips seeks to void ‘oppressive’ management deals with show producer

U.S. Supreme Court

6th Circuit botched contract law by favoring retiree benefits in ambiguous union pacts, SCOTUS says

Entertainment & Sports Law

Suit by former UNC athletes claims substandard classes amounted to breach of contract

Law Professors

Res judicata bars bias suit by convicted law prof, 8th Circuit rules

Consumer Law

Debt buyer will seek to vacate 4,500 judgments, pay $675K to settle AG suit

International Law

Fisherman who survived 13 months adrift at sea now faces legal battle over attorney rights

Features

1935-1944: A New Deal

Contracts

Lawyer’s million-dollar challenge wasn’t an enforceable contract, 11th Circuit says

Corporate Law

Controversial American Apparel chief is fired after years of litigation against the company

U.S. Supreme Court

Unusual SCOTUS lineup supports class-action defendant seeking to transfer case to federal court

Patent Law

SCOTUS accepts Spider-Man patent royalty case; petitioners want court to overrule 1964 precedent

Trials & Litigation

Law students sue Harvard over its fossil fuel investments

Law Practice Management

Lawyer is reprimanded for including noncompete provision in associate’s contract

Health Law

Unconscious woman with medical insurance is taken to out-of-network hospital, owes $50K

Labor & Employment

Cleaning worker who got new job with $3-an-hour pay raise faces possible suit over noncompete pact

Features

No Fracking Way: Towns across the country are stopping the big energy industry

Law Practice

Contracts 2.0: Technology rewires the drafting and reviewing of contracts

Internet Law

One-third of top websites have clauses to restrict consumer lawsuits

Trials & Litigation

Facebook sues DLA Piper, other firms, 9 attorneys, says they conspired on fraudulent case

Consumer Law

New York attorney general reviews timeshare practices; Hilton, Wyndham agree to changes