Blueprint LSAT Blog: Lawsuits

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Google’s self-driving cars didn’t just drive themselves over to Uber.

Greetings, human. I will have your life in my hands for the next hour. You are correct that I have no hands. Please hop in. A few years ago, Apple sued Samsung for patent violations. The case resulted in a jury award amounting to over one billion dollars. It was a massive case, and it

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The 9th Circuit and the Immigration Ban

EDITOR’S NOTE: In his presser yesterday, President Trump confirmed that, instead of appealing the ruling discussed herein, he would “tailor” the executive order to pass Constitutional muster. That said, the issues discussed herein could well be relevant when the likely challenge comes. Last week, the Ninth Circuit upheld the lower court’s temporary restraining order on

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CREW v. Trump

Soon you’ll start your law school journey. If you’re unfortunate enough to have to take constitutional law in your first year, you’ll be very happy to find out about Erwin Chemerinsky, the author of the most widely used con law supplement around. Don’t buy the casebook, buy Chemerinsky’s supplement instead. If helping 1Ls get through

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Trials of the Century: Bush v. Gore

Let’s just hope that we don’t have eight people only voting for president. The 2000 Presidential Election—where Bush beat Gore, taking 271 Electoral College Votes to Gore’s 266, but losing the popular vote by about 500,000 votes (at least officially) —brought us Bush v. Gore. An automatic machine recount revealed that the margin of victory

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The Real Housewives and the Bottomless Cesspit that is American Pop Culture

With apologies to Georgia O’Keefe. As the Bard once said, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Lucky for William Shakespeare, he died centuries before the debut of reality show/unmistakable sign of the impending Apocalypse, The Real Housewives. Yes, the Real Housewives franchise is, in general, an assault

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Graduate sues Thomas Jefferson School of Law: Is this the new normal?

I believe in the market. People generally know what they want and how much it’s worth to them. Or they should. So it’s buyer beware. But around the time of the Financial Crisis—give or take a few years—the market for legal education was dysfunctional, and some think it’s still so. The main issue was that

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Buy low, sue high.

Increasingly in the United States, there is a trend toward third-party litigation financing — in other words, allowing a non-participant in a lawsuit to “buy shares” in a plaintiff’s case. In return for this investment, the company or individual will receive a portion of any settlement or award. Before you read further, does this strike

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The Case of the Devious Defecator

Today’s story from the legal world begins with piles of human excrement – and yes, we mean that literally. The piles in question were mysteriously left around a warehouse in Atlanta. The case of the “devious defecator” (the judge deserves endless credit for that name) ends with a lawsuit and a jury awarding a judgment

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