2018 Antitrust Writing Awards Nominees

  Four articles authored (or co-authored) by Orrick attorneys have been nominated for a 2018 Antitrust Writing Award from Concurrences, published by The Institute of Competition Law.  Concurrences picks its Antitrust Writing Award winners in part by popular vote.  You can view the articles and cast your vote(s) here:     “Is big data a big deal? A competition law approach to big data” by Greg Sivinski, Alex Okuliar and Lars Kjolbye; “Pricing Algorithms: Conscious Parallelism or Conscious Commitment” by Alex Okuliar and Elena Kamenir; “The UK High Court of Justice issues an injunction prohibiting an undertaking from selling wireless telecommunications products in Britain due to its failure to enter into a worldwide patent license” by Matthew Rose, Emily Luken and Jay Jurata; and “Putting China’s Fair Competition Review System Into Action” by Shelley Zhang and David Goldstein. Voting closes on February….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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CA6: Computers, like guns, are usually kept at home, and that’s nexus for search of house for a computer [!?]

A computer, like a gun, is usually kept in the home, and a search warrant for a computer establishes nexus to search defendant’s house[!, really?]. Thus, thus there was no Fourth Amendment violation and alternatively there was qualified immunity. Peffer … Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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KIM DU TOIT IS HAVING:  Fun With Art….

KIM DU TOIT IS HAVING:  Fun With Art... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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"It’s my belief that 70-80% of today’s NBA players use marijuana in some form."

The title of this post is one line in the heart of this extended essay, headlined "9 Reasons to End the War on Marijuana," authored by former NBA player Al Harrington at The Players' Tribute. Here are a few excerpts from the piece: I was never into marijuana when I…<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MarijuanaLaw/~4/CbW4vvRxcLc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Cases — December 31, 2017, through January 6, 2018

Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Pliuskaitis v. USA Swimming (10th Cir., January 2, 2018) (affirming dismissal of Pliuskaitis’s damages claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction: he failed to challenge the arbitrator's denial of damages)Discrimination/Retaliation*Black v. Larimer (10th Cir., January 3, 2018) (affirming dismissal for Black's failure to prosecute her sexual harassment claim)ERISAVan Steen v. Life Insurance Company of North America (10th Cir., January 2, 2018) (affirming reversal of Company's denial of Van Steen's disability benefits: its decision was arbitrary and capricious)MiscellaneousKuhni & Sons v. Labor Commission (Utah Ct. App., January 5, 2018) (reversing Commission ruling that Kuhni's contesting safety regulation citation: the citation was sent by FedEx, but the statute requires "certified mail," which the Court interprets as certified mail through the US Postal Service—the citation….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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