Should Lawyers Use Words They Don’t Know?

While researching the meaning of the word “hypothecation” for my last post, I came across an interesting case where the Fifth Circuit analyzed its meaning under Louisiana law. The facts were pretty straightforward: One Mr. Hill got in trouble with his bank and was required to put up collateral against the more than $700,000 he […]

Righthaven Revisited: What the Ninth Circuit Got Wrong

Cross-posted on the Copyhype blog. They say that bad facts make bad law, and that was proven yet again earlier this year with Righthaven’s resounding defeat on the standing issue in the Ninth Circuit.1 I have uploaded a copy of the Ninth Circuit’s opinion to Scribd. I wrote about the Righthaven standing issue this past […]