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Monkey business (access required)

From the “End of Days” files: A grinning monkey that is better at taking selfies than most Homo sapiens wants a federal judge to rule that he can copyright his photos. Technically, an attorney with People for the Ethical Treatment ...

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Boston beef (access required)

Former Boston axeman Barry Goudreau must be feelin’ pretty satisfied right about now. Our sister paper to the north, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, recently reported that Goudreau fended off the bulk of the trademark infringement claims that Boston rock band founder ...

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Customer’s Wrong (access required)

Statistically speaking, the customer can’t always be right, can he? According to a recent Utah Supreme Court ruling, they are not. Especially those who enter the store with the less-than-honorable intention of shoplifting and threatening workers. Five former employees challenged ...

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Counting clerks (access required)

 A Charlotte-based law firm has landed not one but two former U.S. Supreme Court clerks within the last few months. In June, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson hired Erik Zimmerman, who clerked for Chief Justice John Roberts from 2009-10. Zimmerman, an ...

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No Sidebar?! (access required)

We here at Sidebar are generally not fond of things that aim to eliminate sidebar, but upon closer inspection of a recent headline, the proposition of a federal judge in Iowa seems to be more juror-friendly than Sidebar-detrimental. As reported ...

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