Have you been keeping up with the Kardashians’…intellectual property troubles? The Kardashian sisters have expertly exploited their fame through lending their names to various brands, but, of course, they have not managed to avoid legal drama in the process. Jay Kesan has this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
The 2008 financial crisis saw a record number of homeowners facing mortgage default and eventual foreclosure. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt discusses a new federal rule designed to prevent lenders from making risky mortgages that are destined to fail.
This week’s Legal Issues in the News takes us to the intersection of football and the bar. And, no, we’re not talking watching the big game at your local watering hole. Here’s commentator Travis McDade.
With the fiscal cliff debacle quieting down, the Obama Administration can now begin to focus on its long-term policies for a second term in the White House. It is time to reflect on what positions the Administration has taken on legal issues in technology to see what may be in store this coming year. Jay Kesan has this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
Christmas Eve is here, so it’s time for the annual legal analysis of a very serious holiday crime: the stealing of Christmas by The Grinch. We bring back Amy Gajda’s reading of this tale in this week’s edition of Legal Issues in the News, with apologies to Dr. Suess. Amy Gajda was a long-time commentator for Legal Issues in the News, and is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Petraeus scandal has many wondering whether the government can simply examine the content of your emails. Does the government need a warrant to look at your private emails? Or a subpoena? Or some other permission? Jay Kesan gives us some answers in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
There are times when you expect a conversation to be private. But what if you are in a public place, or talking with a police officer? Christine Hurt discusses how the law views some of these scenarios in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
It seems the answer to why a person would back out of a $400,000 winning bid will go unanswered for now. The question is…will he be allowed to back out of the deal? Travis McDade explains what the law has to say about it in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
If you are one of the millions of Internet users who use web-based e-mail services like Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail, a jealous “ex”, an over-protective partner, or a government agency may be hacking their way into your e-mail, as we speak. And, recent court decisions raise questions about the extent to which Federal Law may protect against such invasions. Jay Kesan explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the News. Professor Jay Kesan directs the Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the University of Illinois College of Law. You can hear Legal Issues in the News each Monday on Morning Edition.
In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, commentator Christine Hurt takes a look at how the anticipation of election night has changed over time.