Archive for the ‘court of appeals’ Category

Do Lawyers Own Their Briefs (Tighty Whities Excluded)?

Clients spend a great deal of money in the prosecution and defense of their claims. In doing so, lawyers prepare briefs outlining their client’s legal positions. Who owns the brief? Under copyright law, absent an assignment of the work, the lawyer owns it.   (Yes, the client can use it). Yet, for years online legal research […]


Sex Tarnishes Victoria’s Secret?

Victoria’s Secret seems poised to take the “sex” out of “sexy” with its crusade against a small retail store in Kentucky, “Victor’s Little Secret,” that sells sexually oriented merchandise.


Food fights are fun. Celebrity food fights are even more fun.

Missy Lapine wrote a cookbook “The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals.” Four months after it was published, out came a book from Jessica Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld’s wife, “Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food.” Apparently unable to stomach the competition, Lapine filed a civil […]


Attorney Ad Rules in NY Take a Hit

As previously reported, proposed amendments in Virginia to the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern lawyer advertising and communications by lawyers with prospective clients would prohibit in-person solicitation in all matters, not just those involving personal injury cases. While I was, and remain, critical of such a change, a decision by the U.S. Court of […]