October 29, 2012

And On His Farm There Was a Patent, EE-I-EE-I-O

GPS relays, yield analysis, genetic engineering. This isn’t your father’s farming technique. The farther the farm industry accelerates into the future, the more it must confront the issue that, as a high tech industry, high tech rules may apply. Jay Kesan explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


October 22, 2012

Tax Facts

Though the only two things that are certain are death and taxes, the uncertainty caused by temporary tax cuts has led to strange behavior as we face a 2013 tax cliff. On this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt sheds some sunlight on the sunsetting provisions of the Bush Tax Cuts.


October 15, 2012

What Law and Order Lacks

While most of us are familiar with what emotions can be displayed during a trial or closing statements, we don’t often hear about the deposition. Travis McDade gives us a look inside one in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


October 01, 2012

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Fall is the season for back-to-school sports, Monday Night Football and the World Series. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains why the law lets us try to “hit ’em and wreck ‘em” on the field.


September 24, 2012

The River Card

Statistically, it’s not a safe bet to start your own business and one would think the odds are even worse when that business involves running a poker game. Travis McDade tells of one such owner who bet his bottom dollar in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


September 17, 2012

The Core of Apple v Samsung

Thinking of buying a new smart phone? Your choice may come down to either the iPhone or….the iPhone, based on a recent court ruling. Jay Kesan explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


September 10, 2012

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover

In Illinois, every dog gest a fair shake before sentencing, but some dogs don’t fare as well in other locations. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt tells us how certain dog breeds face being unfairly profiled.


September 04, 2012

Rooted in Law

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 27, 2012

I Spy Someone Spying

Americans spend billions of dollars each year trying to fight off malicious spyware. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Jay Kesan shows that the spies are sometimes much closer to you than you might think.


August 20, 2012

Goldrush and the IRS

Now that the Olympics are over, our favorite Olympians have another season to prepare for – tax season. On this week’s Legal issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains why Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin have to pay a little green for all that gold.


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