Author: Rachael Amato

By Aron Solomon It came to light this week that after the 2020 election, Bill Barr‘s Department of Justice was looking into a Twitter account named after a politician’s fictitious cow. Or was the faux cow the other very popular parody account named after the same politician? The real story goes something like this: Weeks after the 2020 presidential election, the DOJ pursued a secret grand jury subpoena trying to strip a Twitter account that parodied Devin Nunes (R – CA) of its anonymity. Unlike some other social media, on Twitter it is within the rules and terms of service…

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By Aron Solomon A parity clause is something that exists and has existed in contracts for a long time. One of the main goals of a parity clause in a video game contract is to ensure that a video game is as good on one company’s hardware (the gaming console) as on another company’s hardware. Historically, some video game platforms have said that you can’t release on their platform if you’ve first released on another platform. In 2015, this was a huge issue in gaming, with Microsoft taking a controversial parity clause stand. This related to what was then the state-of-the-art…

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By Aron Solomon It’s a perfectly nice Monday, and you are driving along your local mega road, listening to Bangles’ “Manic Monday,” sipping your extra-hot no-foam-four-extra-shots latte and thinking, yeah, this song is still so darn good. As you signal to get into the parking lot of your city’s Kosher pet bakery, The Katz Meow, you hand motion the person trying to drive through the busy intersection that it’s fine to go. They wave back, proceed and are T-boned by an SUV and killed. Do you have any legal liability? All you did was look, it seemed safe, and you…

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By Aron Solomon This case revolved around the plaintiff in the Ninth Circuit’s reversal, Wright, who was convicted by an Alaska state court in 2009 of multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor. The state court in Alaska sentenced him to 14 years in prison, with two of those years suspended. Wright completed the entirety of his sentence five years ago in 2016. As part of completing his sentence, he also completed all of his requirements for parole and probation supervision, leaving only a lifetime registry as a sex offender if he chose to remain in Alaska. Instead of…

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