Monthly Archive: April 2017

Paid Family Leave Without Worries?

Paid Family Leave Without Worries?

–by Nicole Macris Citations: Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. § 2601, et seq. (2017); FAMILY Act, S.337, 115th Cong. (2017), https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/337; Wendy McElroy, The FAMILY Act is Smart Politics, but Bad...

“Total Amount Due” Means the Total Amount Due

“Total Amount Due” Means the Total Amount Due

–by Andriy Troyanovych Source: Carlin v. Davidson Fink L.L.P., No. 15-3105-cv, 2017 WL 1160887 (2d Cir. Mar. 29, 2017) Abstract: On March 29, 2017, the Second Circuit held that a letter to a consumer...

United States Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Case of Alleged Racial Bias

United States Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Case of Alleged Racial Bias

–by Taylor J. Hoy Citation: Pena Rodriguez v. Colorado, 580 U.S. ____ (2017); Pena-Rodriguez v. People, 350 P.3d 287 (Colo. 2015). Abstract: Pena-Rodriguez examines Colorado’s interpretation of Colorado Rule of Evidence (“CRE”) 606(b) as...

Coachella Music Festival Sues Urban Outfitters

Coachella Music Festival Sues Urban Outfitters

–by Irem Karacal Sources: Kat Greene, Coachella Hits Urban Outfitters, Free People with TM Suit, Law 360, (Mar. 14, 2017, 8:46 PM EDT), https://www.law360.com/articles/902025/coachella-hits-urban-outfitters-free-people-with-tm-suit. Ryan Reed, Coachella Organizers Suing Urban Outfitters for Trademark Infringement,...

For Want of a Comma

For Want of a Comma

–by Ian Ludd Citations: Daniel Victor, Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute, N.Y. Times (Mar. 16, 2017) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/oxford-comma-lawsuit.html?_r=1; O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy, No. 16-1901, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS...

SCOTUS: No-Impeachment Rule Not Applicable to Jury Deliberations When Racial Bias is Found

SCOTUS: No-Impeachment Rule Not Applicable to Jury Deliberations When Racial Bias is Found

–by Melanie-Ann DeLancey Source: Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, 580 U.S. ____ (2017). Abstract: On March 6, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court held that racial comments made during jury deliberations can violate a defendant’s constitutional right...

Supreme Court of the United States Quotes Syracuse Law Review Article

Supreme Court of the United States Quotes Syracuse Law Review Article

–by Samantha Pallini Citation: McLane Co. v. EEOC, No. 15-1248, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 2327, at *17 (Apr. 3, 2017) (quoting Maurice Rosenberg, Judicial Discretion of the Trial Court, Viewed From Above, 22 Syracuse L....

How Courts Are Handling the Proportionality Requirements of Rule 26(g)

How Courts Are Handling the Proportionality Requirements of Rule 26(g)

–by Steven Yurkonis Sources: Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 (2015); Mancia v. Mayflower Textile Servs. Co., 253 F.R.D. 354, 357 (D. Md. 2008). Abstract: The changes to discovery procedures in the Federal Rules of...