Friday Links

We greatly enjoyed the opportunity to engage in a bit of a hoax with yesterday’s April Fool’s Day post about a fake verdict from a non-existent Texas court arising from the consumption of an unsatisfactory Snickers bar. Surely you were tipped off by the “reasonable degree of confectionary certainty” standard and the “nougat defense.” Thanks to all those who linked the post, and for those of you who wrote in asking for a copy of the opinion, we won’t tell. In sum, we haven’t had this much fun since our chicken sandwich post (which, actually, was about a real court opinion).

Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, apparently sued Duke University over his being removed from the school’s golf team. This, he argued was some type of breach of agreement which deprived him both of team membership but also life time use of the school’s golfing facilities. This week, however, a federal district judge dismissed his lawsuit. Really, with this one, you just need to come up with your own golf pun. We’re fresh out. (See additional coverage of this opinion here at the Findlaw Courtside blog, here from the WSJ Law Blog, and here at Overlawyered.).

Over at the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association’s Blog: The Briefcase blog, you can find a post entitled “Eight Simple Ways to Lose Your Law License by Email.” The article, written by Barbara M. Seymour of the South Carolina Office of Disciplinary Counsel, concludes with a series of email usage tips for attorneys.

Richard Goldfarb at the Food Liability Law Blog offers his preliminary thoughts on the food labeling provisions of the new health care bill.

Sara Turner at DRI’s For the Defense blog comments upon speculation that Apple’s new iPad may be “the hot new technology for trial.” The associates writing this blog will need to forward that link to the shareholders in the procurement department. After all, how can one not have the latest in trial technology?

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