With spooky costumes, haunted houses, festive parties and trick-or-treating, Halloween events can often pave the way for lawsuits …..
Two Wisconsin law firms are engaged in an extended litigation debate over online advertising keywords that may set the precedent for future disputes over the state’s publicity and privacy rights in advertising…
When Liebeck vs. McDonald’s Restaurants, was filed in 1992, it was branded by the media as a prime example of the excess and frivolity of tort law, and used as a primary argument for tort reform. The general story (that spread like wildfire) was that a woman, while driving, received burns from hot coffee that she spilled on her lap and decided to sue McDonald’s. But was the lawsuit unjustified?
The Manti Te’o hoax, in which Notre Dame fans, media entities, and allegedly the Heisman runner-up himself, were fooled by a false Twitter account, is drawing more attention to the legality of false online identities and online impersonation.
There is legal adage that every first year law student has likely heard, if not recited numerous times: “the man who represents himself has a fool for a client.” While there are certainly instances of untrained intelligent people winning cases in the realm of business law, the saying might be truer than for business owners in Wisconsin.