Monday, October 14, 2013

October 15

Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will announce orders relating to two cert petitions we filed (with substantial and critically necessary pro bono assistance) that it considered at its October 11 conference: Martin v. Blessing (which long-time readers remember as the Sirius XM case) and Marek v. Lane (the Facebook Beacon cy pres case). Both petitions made SCOTUSblog's "Petitions We're Watching" list, which means that the experts there think that those petitions have a better than average chance of being granted--but since "average" means "less than 1%," odds are still long.

I'll be speaking at the University of Chicago Law School at lunchtime, and hope to see some readers there.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Marek v. Lane cert petition in the Wall Street Journal

In The Wall Street Journal, David Rivkin and Lee Casey write about Marek v. Lane, arguing that it's time to end class-action settlements that only reward lawyers, not plaintiffs. Earlier.