Mark Cuban Acquitted of Made-Up Crime

It’s long been my position that there’s no such thing as “insider trading.” (I could go on and on about why I hold that position, but I’ll spare you right now. Suffice it to say that another word for “insider information” is “information”; the only thing that makes it “insider” is where you’re standing when you hear it.) It’s a More …

The Problem with Product Recalls

Popular Mechanics explains why product recalls make us less safe. As you might expect, lawyers are involved: “What we’ve ended up with is a protection racket,” says Michael Krauss, a professor of law at George Mason University who specializes in product liability. “These lawyers are on a never-ending search for clients. Paying them off has become part of the cost More …

What Does NFL Class Action Mean for the Future of… Lawsuits?

Collars must be getting mighty tight in the NFL legal department. Class action lawsuits keep piling up from former players suffering the long-term effects of injuries sustained in the League, and ugly incidents like the suicide of Junior Seau keep the issue prominent in the public consciousness. Most of the analysis I’m hearing about this is pretty dire for the NFL. They’ve More …