Author: William Woodworth

Tesla’s Autopilot Cleared by Government Investigation, but Questions Remain About Liability for Accidents Involving Self-Driving and Safety Technology

–by Aya Hoffman Citations: https://www.wired.com/2017/01/car-dealers-dangerously-uneducated-new-safety-features/; http://fortune.com/2016/07/11/tesla-autopilot-joshua-brown/; http://jalopnik.com/the-latest-tesla-lawsuit-proves-how-important-human-dri-1790904371; https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/business/fatal-tesla-crash-in-china-involved-autopilot-government-tv-says.html; http://www.forbes.com/sites/omribenshahar/2016/09/22/should-carmakers-be-liable-when-a-self-driving-car-crashes/#1e0645771f40; http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1104183_lets-be-clear-teslas-autopilot-is-not-a-self-driving-car; http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/07/technology/tesla-liability-risk/; https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/who-s-responsible-when-a-self-driving-car-crashes/; https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/who-s-responsible-when-a-self-driving-car-crashes/ Abstract: Just a day after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) closed its investigation into Tesla Motors’ autopilot technology, Chinese media reported another fatal collision involving a

Posted in Internet Law, Legal Pulse, Transportation

California Egg Production Laws Survive Lawsuit

–by Caitlin Lomazzo Citations: Mo. ex rel. Koster v. Harris, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 20613 (2016); Mo. v. Harris, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89716 (2014); Cal Health & Saf Code § 25990; 3 CCR 1350 § 1350(a–d). Abstract: On October 19, 2016,

Posted in Administrative Law, Civil Practice, Constitutional Law, Legal Pulse

Fourth Amendment Further Whittled Away by Utah v. Strieff

–by Jordan Charnetsky Source: Utah v. Strieff, 136 S. Ct. 2056 (2016); Brown v. Illinois, 422 U.S. 590 (1975). Abstract: On June 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court ruled that evidence obtained after an unlawful stop was admissible where,

Posted in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Legal Pulse

Ohio Governor Vetoes Heartbeat Bill, But Passes Ban on Abortions After Twenty Weeks

–by Bri Szopinski Citations: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, John Kasich Signs One Abortion Bill in Ohio but Vetoes a More Restrictive Measure, N.Y. Times (Dec. 13, 2016), http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/us/kasich-ohio-heartbeat-abortion-bill.html?_r=0. Emanuella Grinberg, Ohio Governor Bans Abortions After 20 Weeks While Vetoing “Heartbeat” Bill, CNN

Posted in Constitutional Law, Health Law, Legal Pulse

Student-Athletes Denied Wages for Athletic Training

–by Ryan White Source: Berger v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, No. 16-1558, 2016 WL 7051905 (7th Cir. Dec. 5, 2016). Abstract:  Two former members of the University of Pennsylvania Women’s Track and Field team sued the school and the NCAA

Posted in Labor and Employment Law, Legal Pulse, Sports Law

Arkansas Prosecutor and Amazon at War Over Release of Device’s Data Recordings; Consumer Privacy Rights in Question

–by Samantha Pallini Sources: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/29/apple-vs-fbi-all-you-need-to-know.html; http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/government-can-grab-cell-phone-location-records-without-warrant-appeals-f6C10803204; http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/28/tech/amazon-echo-alexa-bentonville-arkansas-murder-case-trnd/; http://fox40.com/2016/12/28/amazon-echo-may-be-the-key-to-solving-a-murder-case/; https://epic.org/privacy/internet/ftc/EPIC-Letter-FTC-AG-Always-On.pdf Abstract: An Arkansas prosecutor believes that a murder suspect’s Amazon Echo data recordings could be used as evidence in the case. However, Amazon continues to refuse to comply with requests for the data. *** “Alexa, how

Posted in Criminal Law, Evidence, Internet Law, Legal Pulse

Survey: 2015 Zoning & Land Use Law

Survey of New York Zoning & Land Use law for 2014–2015. View Full PDF Terry Rice: Law Offices of Terry Rice, Suffern, New York; author, McKinney’s Practice Commentaries, Town Law, Village Law (West Group).

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Survey: 2015 Trusts and Estates Law

Survey of New York Trusts and Estates law for 2014–2015. View Full PDF Steven Cunningham is an Associate, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse, New York; J.D., Syracuse University College of Law; B.A. & M.A., Boston University. The author would like

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Survey: 2015 Media Law

Survey of New York Media law for 2014–2015. View Full PDF Roy S. Gutterman is an Associate Professor and Director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Posted in Media Law, Survey of New York Law

Survey: 2015 Labor & Employment Law

Survey of New York Labor and Employment Law for 2014–2015. View Full PDF Bruce S. Levine, is of counsel to and a former member of the law firm of Cohen, Weiss and Simon, LLP, which represents unions, individual employees, and employee benefit

Posted in Labor and Employment Law, Survey of New York Law