Who’s the Manufacturer? 3-D Printing Implications for Product Liability Law

May 29, 2014

3-D printing—the process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a virtual computer model—is quickly becoming a reality. This evolving technology allows individuals to print physical objects based on computer blueprints in almost real time. In[...]

Dramatic Discovery in Class Litigation

May 19, 2014

“You have to look under things.” That was my Mother’s saying when I was a kid, whenever I was searching for something. My lost shoes, or my lost jacket, or my lost lunchbox. That saying echoed in my head recently,[...]

Hall of Shame: Online Tribal Payday Lenders

May 01, 2014

Payday lenders have never enjoyed a favorable public opinion. These companies are generally seen as manipulative at best and predatory at worst by taking advantage of persons in need of quick and easy financial assistance. In a move that is[...]

Three Equal Branches of Government – Sort of

April 28, 2014

I have a poor excuse for not blogging for a long time — there have been so many issues to blog about that I have been paralyzed.  While true, it is such a lame excuse that I am forcing myself[...]

Trix Aren’t Just for Kids: How Companies Want to Take Away Your Right to a Jury Trial

April 21, 2014

In a bold move that challenged the basic tenets of contract formation, General Mills quietly updated its Privacy Policy on April 2 to include a mandatory, binding arbitration clause and class action waiver.  And while simple updates to Internet privacy[...]

Another One Bites the Dust: Dropbox Adds Arbitration Clause

March 07, 2014

It is difficult to be a consumer these days without being subjected to arbitration agreements. Most banks, cell phone companies, cable providers and major corporations include an arbitration agreement in their terms of service. Dropbox is one of the more[...]