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Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

Looking for that perfect graduation gift?  Check out the award-winning, unique, fun, LAWSUIT!™ board game at http://www.lawsuitgame.com.

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Get Ready for Law Day on May 1

Every year Law Day is celebrated on May 1. Celebrate the day by playing               LAWSUIT!™ board game. LAWSUIT!™ teaches how laws impact our everyday lives, how our courts work, and what it’s like to … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

The case Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld arose after a widower, Steven C. Wiesenfeld (“Wiesenfeld”) was denied his Social Security survivor benefits upon his wife’s death during childbirth. Wiesenfeld opted not to work (outside the home) in order to raise their child. His wife, … Continue reading

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The 11th Amendment

On February 7, 1795, the Eleventh Amendment was ratified.  The Amendment states– The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United … Continue reading

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A Fun, Legal-Themed, Board Game for the Holidays!

The award-winning, fun, educational, legal-themed, LAWSUIT! board game would make a unique, holiday gift for ages 8 and up. LAWSUIT! is sold at specialty retail shops, including at the United States Supreme Court and National Constitution Center. You’ll also find it … Continue reading

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Congratulations 2016 Graduates!

Looking for that perfect graduation gift?  Check out the award-winning, legal-themed, LAWSUIT!™ board game @ http://www.lawsuitgame.com.

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Can A Middle School Censor a Student’s Speech?

A New York Court said absolutely. A student sued her School District after she was told to delete certain language from her “moving up” speech from middle school to high school.  The language at issue was– “As we say our … Continue reading

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Is There Liability For This Basketball Injury?

Plaintiff sued for personal injuries after falling during a basketball game played in his brother-in-law’s driveway. He claimed a loose stone along the perimeter of the court caused his fall. The defendant moved to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint. Since the … Continue reading

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Can Two Players Disqualify a Team From Receiving a Trophy?

Players and their coaches sued the North Carolina High School Athletic Association after they were stripped of their title in a championship. The Association determined at least two players were ineligible to play on the team since they lived outside … Continue reading

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What’s the Effect of Signing a Waiver at a Paintball Facility?

The plaintiff visited a paintball facility with her youth group in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to playing she signed a waiver releasing the facility from any negligence. During her fourth game her mask slid off and she was hit in the … Continue reading

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Can Lady Gaga Shut Down the LadyGaga.Org website?

No. An Arbitration Panel decided even though Lady Gaga owned the rights to the Lady Gaga trademark, she could not shut down the unofficial fan site @ http://ladygaga.org/. The Panel found, Lady Gaga “[could] not have fame without fans and … Continue reading

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Can a High School Teacher Decorate His Classroom As He Sees Fit?

Not necessarily. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was asked to decide whether a School District infringed on a Math teacher’s First Amendment rights when they ordered him to remove two banners, each around 7 feet wide and 2 feet … Continue reading

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When Did England Establish Its Supreme Court?

In 2009.  Are you surprised?  I was.  Our Supreme Court was established in 1789, 222 years ago.  Prior to 2009, cases in the United Kingdom were brought before judges in the House of Lords (a chamber of Parliament). Now, there … Continue reading

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Will the Real Creator of Modern Family Please Stand Up?

Plaintiff sued alleging Modern Family, the emmy award-winning hit sitcom, was based on his copyrighted work, Looney Ben. He sued the creators, producers, distributors and broadcasters of the situation comedy for copyright infringement, idea misappropriation and defamation.  Defendants denied all the … Continue reading

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Is a School District Liable for Spectator Injuries at a Softball Game?

Not necessarily. A mother was watching her daughter’s school softball game when she was hit in the mouth by a foul ball. She was in an unscreened area when hit. She sued the School District for negligence. The District brought … Continue reading

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Can a Signed Release Relieve a Defendant From Liability?

A 16 year old soccer player fell over a sprinkler head embedded in a grassy field while playing in a tournament. She suffered extensive injuries requiring surgical reconstruction. She sued the tournament organizer and city (the owner of the fields) … Continue reading

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Does a Coach Have a Duty to Supervise Between Games?

An 11 year old volleyball player was injured at a teammate’s grandparents’ home when she was thrown from a golf cart during a break between games.  She sued her coach for negligent supervision.  The Court of Appeals of Indiana found … Continue reading

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Does a Softball Player Assume All Risks of the Game?

A New York court refused to take this issue away from a jury and conclude a junior varsity softball player injured while sliding into second base assumed the risk of her injuries.  The player had some prior experience playing softball and understood … Continue reading

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Was it Unconstitutional for President Obama to Proclaim May 6 as a National Day of Prayer?

The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit said no. On April 30, the President issued a proclamation declaring May 6, 2010, as a National Day of Prayer. Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. and six of its members (“Plaintiffs) sued … Continue reading

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Should a Lab Teacher Make a Deli Run While Students Are Working Away?

A New York Appellate Court said this week, I don’t think so. Two high school students were left in a science lab while their teacher went to buy food. One student caused an explosion injuring another student (the “Plaintiff”). The … Continue reading

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