Category: Law

Every Comma Counts

In  a lovely post from the WriteLife, we are reminded that every comma counts. In Maine, the Oakhurst Dairy sued a company over its failure to grant the delivery workers overtime pay. According to Maine law, workers are entitled to 1.5 times their normal pay for any hours worked over 40 per week. However, there are […]

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Admitted for Twelve Years Today

Star Wars fans smile at the mention of May 4th as it is reminiscent of, “May the Force be with you.” I celebrate this day for a different reason. Today — May 4, 2016 — is my twelfth anniversary of being admitted to a bar, the Texas Bar (see picture above). The admission gave me […]

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Copyright Class Action Law Suits – Unregistered Works

On March 2, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, 559 U.S. ___ (2010). Ordinarily, a copyright owner must register its work as a precondition to bringing a law suit. The Copyright statute states in relevant part that except for an action brought pursuant to section 106A(a), “no civil action for […]

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Uncertainty in Patent Rights

Here is a quote and lesson for patent seekers and others involved in patent law. Also, it contains one of the first references that I have found equating patent rights to property rights: “It should also be borne in mind that no property is so uncertain as ‘patent rights’; no property more speculative in character […]

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