Most college towns enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with their college or university. The university provides top-notch jobs, brings talented students to the area, and attracts cultural events; while the local government makes sure the area is a great place to live. But as Jay Kesan explains, one famous college town is fighting for one more benefit: tax revenue. Here’s this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
Facebook shares have been available to the public for some time now, and Twitter is preparing to do the same. Christine Hurt examines some of the legal workings of such events in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
Inspiration. When we find it, the results are hopefully positive even if the source of inspiration may not be. Commentator Travis McDade gives an account of where his inspiration came from for this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
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.
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.
In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, commentator Travis McDade updates one of his earlier pieces about one man’s quest to prove he is the father of a king.
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.
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.
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.
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.