District Judge Gives Feds Another Crack at Facebook

After dismissing the government’s anti-trust case against Facebook in early 2021, the same federal judge granted the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a second chance at Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook. U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia James Boasberg, in June, dismissed antitrust lawsuits brought against Facebook by the government and a […]

Loss of income due to government mandated COVID restrictions on businesses is not covered by insurance

Turns out, loss of income due to government mandated COVID restrictions on businesses is not covered by insurance the same way radiation or asbestos contamination might be. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest to join the state appellate courts in Ohio and California in issuing concurring decisions that business-income-interruption-insurance coverage does […]

Stop me if you’ve heard this joke….

A Congresswoman, billionaire and football coach walk into a bar … After the bartender fetches their drinks, the lawmaker says to the billionaire and coach: “I want you two to know that we’re going to investigate you and if we find any evidence of you entitled, privileged men abusing your positions of power, yet again, […]

Not So Fast, Sacklers

A bankruptcy settlement reached earlier this year shielding the owners of the company responsible for making and marketing OxyContin was overturned by a federal judge. Senior U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon said in a written opinion that the New York bankruptcy court did not have authority to grant the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma […]

The un-retirement of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady

A Las Vegas-based sportsbook is asking the National Football League (NFL) to investigate if significant bets placed using insider information regarding the un-retirement of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. As reported in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Westgate SuperBook vice president Jay Kornegay believes that a bettor placed a large bet for the Buccaneers to […]

Is our DNA our own intellectual property by birthright?

A recent decision from the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals is attempting to grapple with that very issue and has decided some state privacy laws protect image and likeness akin to the way federal law protects intellectual property. The court has historically been divided on the issue, with the latest case; Hepp v. Facebook Inc, […]

Pro Bono Hours Hit All-Time High During Pandemic

A report from the Pro Bono Institute shows that Amazon, food delivery and PPE manufacturers weren’t the only industries to set records during the pandemic. The global COVID pandemic has not only changed how law firms around the world work – nearly instantly replacing such mainstays as three-piece suits, court appearances and client/lawyer meetings with […]

South Africa 2010 – Not Quite

As World Cup Soccer fever grips the planet in the run-up to South Africa 2010, KMFM’s own team “Independiente” continues its league dominance with a 13-5 record in regulation play — with Luis Campante as goalie. “He is crucial to our success,” says coach Thomas Ortega. “Nothing gets past him,” he added. I guess the […]

New Hire to Enhance Business Litigation Group

Stacy Goldscher joins the firm from Gilbert, Kelley Crowley & Jennett effective May 20. Ms. Goldscher brings 10 years of experience in the areas of insurance and business litigation to her role as Senior Associate in the Business Litigation Practice Group headed by Partner Ray Dion. Stacy is a 2000 graduate of Loyola Law School where […]

Oakland Managing Partner Named to State Contractors’ Board

Oakland managing partner Michael T. Kennedy, Jr.  has been named  to the Legislative Committee of the Associated General Contractors  (AGC) of California  effective immeidately. Mr. Kennedy works with the Legislative Committee to ensure that the AGC membership is represented before the  state  legislature, and that the members are well informed  on legal developments that effect  ongoing operations in the buidling industry. Mr. Kennedy’s […]