The New Colossus:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes

It’s no secret: plaintiffs like state court and defendants like federal court.

The reasons include:

  • federal juries, by virtue of their larger geographic range, include fewer urban jurors and more rural jurors, and thus (according to lawyers’ lore) will award lower verdicts;
  • the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure place express limits on the amount of

Judge Timothy J. Savage of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania had a straightforward job.

All he had to do was:

  • survey the laws of all fifty states with regard to unjust enrichment and breach of the implied warranty of merchantability,
    • Huber v. Taylor, 469 F.3d 67, 82-83 (3d.

You can’t click two links on a law practice website these days without getting a good dose of how important it is that lawyers get up to speed with social media. Kevin O’Keefe, head of LexBlog (which hosts this site), suggests focusing on the big three: blogs, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

I got my blog.

After the firestorm of criticism last week, including on this blog, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced (on Facebook’s blog and in a media conference call):

Beginning today, we are giving you a greater opportunity to voice your opinion over how Facebook is governed. We’re starting this off by publishing two new documents