Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

“[Women are not paid less] because employers pay a woman less than they would have paid a man in her place…The real reason is twofold. Women outnumber men in positions with lower salaries and little chance of promotion. And men and women are segregated between occupations and industries; those where women predominate pay less.”

October 10, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/international/21729993-women-still-earn-lot-less-men-despite-decades-equal-pay-laws-why-gender

“[`Who’s Holiday!’] humorously juxtaposes the rhyming innocence of Grinch with…profanity, bestiality, teen-age pregnancy, familial estrangement, ostracization and scandal, poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, the eating of a family pet, domestic violence and murder.”

August 9, 2017

http://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/in-focus/post/2017-08-04/the-grinch-that-stole-fair-use

What a delightful play!

As explained in the article for which the URL is provided above, the play is currently the subject of a copyright infringement suit.

“Latham Partner And ‘Dog Racism’…When a Biglaw partner’s pit bull gets an eviction notice, it’s time to make some false equivalencies!”

August 8, 2017

http://abovethelaw.com/2017/07/latham-partner-and-dog-racism-or-the-dumbest-thing-youll-hear-today/

“[In] Leonard v. Pepsico [Leonard attempted to] redeem 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for an AV-8 Harrier II jump jet (valued at $33.8 million at the time)…”

July 28, 2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc.

A few days ago I learned of this 1999 case.  It seems I must have heard of this back in 1999.

Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract by Harvard University (Updated)

July 18, 2017

https://www.edx.org/course/contract-law-trust-promise-contract-harvardx-hls2x-4

I’m just starting this online course.  I enrolled when it was offered earlier this year, but did not finish, and this time around intend to see it through, even if my schedule gets out of control.

If you ever wanted to learn about contract law, or more about contract law, you may want to consider this online course, which can be taken free of charge.  The professor (Charles Fried) is excellent.

Update (20170718)

One of the things I like about Professor Fried is that he provides rich illustrations of the concepts he teaches, drawing on areas outside of the law, which broadens my perspective and interests.  In a lecture I just listened to, he used the following two paintings:

Eakins, The Champion Single Sculls (Max Schmitt in a Single Scull)

Lorenzetti, Allegory of Good and Bad Government