October 07, 2013

Dance Dance Copyright Revolution

Remember those “Best of” compilation CDs, from those infomercials? Two music industry trends are butting heads in court in a classic battle of old-school versus new-school. Jay Kesan  takes a closer look in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


September 30, 2013

Let’s Be Reasonable

In some areas the law is black and white. But in some cases, there is room left for interpretation. Commentator Christine Hurt explains one legal term and its potential impact in the courtroom. Here’s this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


September 16, 2013

No Car for You

In the market for a new car?  How about an award-winning, super chic, all-electric Tesla Model S?  However, there are laws in certain states that prevent Tesla stores from operating. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Jay Kesan explains how deciding to buy a Tesla may be easier than getting one to your driveway.


September 09, 2013

Not All Fun and Games

Professional football players get paid a lot of money compared to the rest of us, so we may feel that they are well-compensated for the hits and rattles they sustain in the game.  In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt analyzes a recently settled lawsuit between the NFL and its injured players.


September 02, 2013

Humble Beginnings

With the start of a new school year it is natural to focus on the future. But with another terrific group of law students joining the campus this year, it is worth remembering how law at the University of Illinois started. Travis McDade looks back in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.


August 26, 2013

Phoning It In

Over the last few years, tech giants like Apple, Motorola, and Samsung have been embroiled in patent litigation over smart phones and their features.  In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Jay Kesan explains how this could affect the prices that consumers pay, and whether certain models are even available on the market.


August 19, 2013

Too Big to Grow

When it comes to consumer protection, the Department of Justice plays a critical role in maintaining a fair marketplace. Christine Hurt discusses some recent antitrust cases in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


August 12, 2013

Faulkner v Allen

Can paraphrasing a few words from a sixty year old novel put you on the wrong end of a lawsuit? As always, it depends. Travis McDade explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the news.


August 05, 2013

No Trading Post

Sharing music is an important part of many people’s lives. In the past, we have freely given away CDs to our friends, but the digital age has brought new opportunities and legal concerns to the world of music sharing.  Jay Kesan discusses a related court case in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


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