Legal Issues in the News

WILL - Legal Issues in the News - June 17, 2013

A Swab Story

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What would you think if the U.S. maintained a database with everyone’s DNA?  Sound like a sci-fi movie?  In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains why some conspiracy theorists are disagreeing with a recent Supreme Court case.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - June 10, 2013

Junkyard Dog

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If someone told you someone sold them a lemon, would you think first of a Datsun or a dachshund? In this week’s Legal Issues in the News commentator Travis McDade discusses Illinois’ latest consumer protection measure.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - June 03, 2013

Homegrown, But Not Yours to Own

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That cool new gadget you just bought is probably covered by more patents than the dollars you paid for it. And what if you have to repair this gadget?  The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that patent law only allows so much tinkering before patents covering the gadget are considered to be infringed. Jay Kesan has more in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - May 27, 2013

Administering Assistance

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Compensation Fund Czar Kenneth Feinberg has been tasked to administer One Fund Boston. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains how the fund will operate, and what makes it different from compensation funds in the past.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - May 20, 2013

Kobe v Mom

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When cherished memories become valuable memorabilia the situation can sometimes lead involved parties to court. Travis McDade has the details of one such high-profile case in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - May 13, 2013

Much Ado About Twitter

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Have you heard?  Justin Beiber is gay, an explosion rocked the Whitehouse, and a protest group has plans to disrupt the Bay Area rapid transit system.  It’s not all true, but it’s all on Twitter. And it is disrupting us.  In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Jay Kesan asks what the law should do about this?


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - May 06, 2013

Legal Tax Evasion?

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Internet shoppers, get ready for the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013.  This week on Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains why online purchasers may start costing a little bit more:  sales tax.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - April 29, 2013

Stick Around for this Search

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Every once in a while, a traffic stop could mean a trip to the hospital. Travis McDade has the details in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - April 22, 2013

Is This Yours?

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Can you get into trouble for selling something that belongs to you?  Some of your most common personal possessions may be subject to a complex web of intermingled ownership rights that you never knew existed. Jay Kesan explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - April 15, 2013

A Dog Nose Best

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This Supreme Court team has brought some memorable cases, but here are two that maybe you haven’t heard about – the two cases involving Florida dogs.  In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt talks about what brought drug-sniffing dogs onto the docket this year.


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