Television

  • HTGAWM Returns And None Of These Characters Understand Ethics

    … It's baaaaack! How to Get Away With Murder is back from its mid-season hiatus filled with all the wacky hijinks we've come to expect from the merry band of murderers at Middleton Law School. And Annalise Keating has upped her wig game. Not content to end the flashback trope, the show flashes back between the night of Sam's murder…

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  • Contract holds on ‘Home Improvement’ profits

    … and clear as a bell, right? Well, after a protracted battle over who was owed what from the 1990s hit television show Home Improvement, a Superior Court in California has found it clear that Wind Dancer Production Group was a savvy party that knew exactly what it was getting into in its deal with Walt Disney Pictures. And gone with the breeze went Wind…

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  • The NFL’s Super Bowl Trademark Nonsense

    … It’s that time of year again. Time to tiptoe around and avoid use of or make any reference to the Super Bowl. Whoops. Anyway, we’ve discussed this phenomenon before: Insuring a Great Super Bowl Trademark Fight Fair Use of Super Bowl Trademark? Super (Bowl) Sunday, Ads Coming Soon Advertisers — fearful of NFL legal action — strain…

    Steve Baird/ DuetsBlog- 6 readers -
  • "Better Call Saul" - Struggling Criminal Lawyers Might Learn Some Tricks

    … Saul Goodman was not always the extremely self-assured, successful criminal lawyer who mesmerized us on "Breaking Bad." As we learn in the premier of "Better Call Saul" on Sunday Feb 8, at 10 P.M. on AMC, this lawyer was once not doing so hot. He even had a different name: Jimmy McGill. That was back in 2002. By time we caught up with him…

    Jane Genova/ Law And More- 2 readers -
  • Standard Of Review: Proposing Some New Great Legal TV Shows

    … We live in the era of too much great television. One minute, my friends are chastising me for watching too much, and in the next minute, they are haranguing me for not having seen their favorite show (I am sorry I haven’t watched Black Mirror yet — I am busy!). But despite this great epoch for television, there has been a dearth of truly great…

    Above the Law- 3 readers -
  • Morning Docket: 01.15.15

    … * From Biglaw to big fields: This Duane Morris attorney decided to put her legal career out to pasture so she could hop on a tractor and become a farmer — and not just any farmer, but an organic farmer. Oooh, how artisanal! [Am Law Daily] * Seventy percent of people who make $150K+ get the raises they ask for, and people with law degrees get…

    Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law- 7 readers -
  • "Downton Abbey" - Detective Snooping Around About Green's Death

    … Just as we feared: Mr. Bates could wind up being charged with one murder. Perhaps two. In the second episode of "Downton Abbey," a detective has started snooping around in regard to the death of Mr. Green. We recall that he allegedly had raped Anna. Mr. Bates found that out. And soon enought Mr. Green was dead. Anna will really be in a pickle…

    Jane Genova/ Law And More- 3 readers -
  • Non-Sequiturs: 01.06.15

    …. [Associated Press / Yahoo! News] * New dean at USC. Who is it? [USC Gould School of Law] * As the Supreme Court stares down the barrel of some highly political cases, will Chief Justice Roberts live up to his promise of non-partisanship? [Chicago Sun-Times] * Judge Richard Kopf reviews our own Mark Hermann’s book, The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing…

    Joe Patrice/ Above the Law- 6 readers -
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