Jeff Kurzon

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    Defamation, Law Schools, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Sexual Harassment, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 07.01.14

    * You may have missed this because you were busy lamenting yesterday’s Supreme Court decisions, so here are just a few of the high-profile cases for which the high court refused to grant cert. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * A judge tossed a defamation suit filed against Cooley Law by the original law school litigation dream team. That’s too bad, it would’ve been interesting watch the trial. [National Law Journal]

    * George Zimmerman lost his defamation suit against NBC. As it turns out, the network didn’t need to edit those phone calls to make it seem like the acquitted artist was racist. [Chicago Tribune]

    * Listen, if you really feel like you need include an addendum to your law school application, you should try not to use too much flowery bullshit to explain away each of your misdoings and missteps. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S News & World Report]

    * Unfortunately, things aren’t exactly getting much better for women in Silicon Valley. A former vice president over at Tinder alleges that the company’s CEO called her a “whore” at a party. Eww! [Reuters]

    5 Comments / / Jul 1, 2014 at 9:11 AM
  • Abortion, Federal Circuit, Intellectual Property, Law Professors, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Politics

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.14.13

    * Sadly, Ronald Dworkin has died at 81. [The Faculty Lounge]

    * Oracle really really hopes the Federal Circuit has read Harry Potter. But of course they have, because… nerds. [Groklaw]

    * A 16-year-old girl is suing her parents to keep her unborn baby, claiming her parents are forcing her to have an abortion. I’m sure she’s just hoping to get on the next season of Teen Mom. [KPLR 11]

    * Snake-handling pastor has his snakes confiscated by Tennessee cops. I had to read this twice because I assumed it was a recap from last night’s Justified. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * An interesting look at the false dichotomy between teaching and practice. It’s probably unfair, but all I kept thinking was, “those that can, do; those that can’t…” [PrawfsBlawg]

    * Jeff Kurzon is taking a break from suing law schools to run for Congress. If elected, Staci expects an invitation to the next State of the Union. [Jeff Kurzon Blog]

    * Overlawyered cites, presumably with disdain, a school district banning the use of a piece of playground equipment. I’m sympathetic to the school for two reasons: (1) when I was a kid, I broke my arm on a piece of playground equipment; and (2) take a look at the death trap of a machine they’re banning. [Overlawyered]

    * TestMasters claims that individual posters have been sharing their materials for free. This case sounds an awful lot like what brought down Litchfield Law School. [Courthouse News Service]

    1 Comment / / Feb 14, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    American Bar Association / ABA, Law Schools

    Law School Litigation Update: Will New York’s Chief Judge Be Able To Fix The Legal Academy’s ‘Systemic Failure’?

    If the ABA won’t do anything about the legal academy’s “systemic failure,” maybe the chief judge of New York’s highest court will…

    8 Comments / / Oct 22, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    Defamation, Law School Deans, Law Schools

    Law School Litigation Update: Kurzon LLP Sues Cooley Law School for Defamation

    Cooley Law School gets sued for defamation on Friday the 13th…

    57 Comments / / Jul 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, John Marshall Law School, Law Schools, Lawsuit of the Day

    Fifteen More Law Schools to Be Hit with Class Action Lawsuits Over Post-Grad Employment Rates

    Kurzon Strauss, the law firm that brought us some of the most prolific class action lawsuits of the year has split up. Breaking up is hard to do, especially when you’ve got major cases to deal with. So, what’s a lawyer to do? Apparently the solution is to file fifteen more class action lawsuits against law schools with questionable post-graduate employment data. Is your law school or alma mater a defendant?

    204 Comments / / Oct 5, 2011 at 2:50 PM