June 2009

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Crunch Berries: Reconsideration Denied

I should have checked the docket again the other day when updating the saga of the Crunch Berries litigation.  As I noted on Friday, the plaintiff had moved for reconsideration of the judge's decision to dismiss her case without leave…


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UPDATE And Comment On The Crunchberry Litigation

The tale of the woman who sued the manufacturer of "Cap'n Crunch with Crunch Berries" for allegedly misleading her about the "berries," has turned out to be extremely popular, bringing literally tens of thousands of people to this site over…


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Internet Blamed for Latest Face-Stealing Incident

Just the other day I was writing (again) about the Case of the Taster's Choice Guy, a former model who posed for a picture in 1986, forgot about it, and sixteen years later happened to see his own face on…


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No Right to Honk, Judge Tells Chicken Lady

In a landmark First Amendment decision that will disappoint drivers everywhere, the Washington Court of Appeals has ruled that honking a car horn is not necessarily protected speech. As you might expect, the case arose from a dispute about chickens….


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Jay Wexler’s “Holy Hullabaloos” Book Published

Just a heads-up that Jay Wexler's book, "Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars," has been published.  Jay is a professor at Boston University School of Law, who teaches a variety of classes, including on…


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Firm’s Valiant Layoff-Spin Attempt Fails

From the ABA Journal: "No Layoffs" at WilmerHale, But Firm Asks Some Lawyers to Find New Jobs Based on comments posted on the Journal's website, this seems to have fallen a little short of the mark in terms of reassurance. …




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Gambler Threatens to Sue the Venetian for Bad Feng Shui

The Venetian casino in Las Vegas is reportedly being threatened with a lawsuit by a Taiwanese man, identified only as "Yuan" (which should really narrow it down), who blames "feng shui sabotage" for a two-million-dollar losing streak last year.  According…