Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

“[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

“The Antichrist at Work: 4th Circuit Affirms Judgment Against Employer for Failing to Accommodate Employee’s Religious Belief Regarding `Mark of the Beast’”

June 26, 2017

http://www.laborandemploymentlawcounsel.com/2017/06/the-antichrist-at-work-4th-circuit-affirms-judgment-against-employer-for-failing-to-accommodate-employees-religious-belief-regarding-mark-of-the-beast/#page=1

“…the Court…GRANTS Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment as to the (1) Delta Joke and (2) UAB Joke…”

May 25, 2017

Joke litigation:

ROBERT ALEXANDER KASEBERG, Plaintiff, v. CONACO, LLC; TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM; TIME WARNER, INC.; CONAN O’BRIEN; JEFF ROSS; MIKE SWEENEY; DOES 1–10, inclusive

“The median legal spend at U.S. organizations is 0.40 percent of revenues, compared to 0.15 percent for their global counterparts…”

May 24, 2017

http://www.corpcounsel.com/id=1202787039745/US-Companies-Are-Biggest-Spenders-on-Legal-Services-Globally?slreturn=20170424151945