Archive | October, 2010

Episode 6: World Series Edition (Go Giants!)

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Think all that orange and black is for Halloween? Think again! It’s World Series week and our beloved SF Giants have made it to the final games! But as excited as we are about baseball, this is a legal podcast, and we have to admit that the flying bats and balls and the excitement of…
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Why You Should Vote in the November 2010 Election

Every year, the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November is Election Day. This Tuesday, it also marks the 90th anniversary of women voting for the first time in the United States. While women won the right to vote on August 26th, 1920, women didn’t get to practice their right till November. Anniversaries like…
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Episode 5: Employment Law, Silicon Valley-Style

We’re back, and in this episode, we take our cue from Silicon Valley to bring you tales of… employment law! We look at the saga of Mark Hurd at H-P and Oracle, and Hollywood’s dramatization of the founding of our favorite Social Network, as cautionary tales of how not to handle employees. Attorney Aaron Agenbroad…
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Verizon Wireless Issues Biggest Telecom Refund Ever

LEGAL NEWS FLASH- Verizon Wireless announced it will issue refunds to 15 million customers who were wrongly charged for data use. Affected customers can expect credits on their October or November bills of $2-$6, and former customers will also be refunded. Verizon expects to pay out $50 million dollars, though it could go up to…
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Texting while Driving – Cracking down on Crackberries

Massachusetts banned the practice of texting while driving on September 30th, making it the 30th State to have passed such a ban. The news comes at the same time that the Highway Loss Data Institute released its study on the effect of texting bans on crash rates in California, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Washington, compared with…
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