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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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July 29, 2013

Fresh Heir

Kings, queens, jacks, union jacks specifically. Christine Hurt takes a look at how the cards fall when it comes to getting in line for the British monarchy and contrasts how inheritances are handled in various aristocracies. Here’s this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


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July 22, 2013

Exception to Anonymity

A person can usually expect to remain anonymous when posting comments on the internet. But as Travis McDade explains, there is always an exception to the rule. Here's an encore edition of Legal Issues in the News from 2012.


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July 15, 2013

A Twisted Pair

Can someone patent the biological essence that makes you, you? Everyone has genes, and scientists have discovered many exciting things about human genes.  However, the question of whether human genes can be patented stirs considerable controversy.  Jay Kesan explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


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