March 28, 2017
Volume 08, Issue 1
As the American prison population has exploded in the last quarter century, the prison telephone industry has grown into a billion-dollar market. Telecommunications companies are granted statewide prison monopolies that subject prisoners’ loved ones to grossly inequitable telephone charges. As a result, many families become saddled with outrageously high phone bills. Phone companies defend these
Ben Iddings, Comment, The Big Disconnect: Will Anyone Answer the Call to Lower Excessive Prisoner Telephone Rates? , 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 159 (2006), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/08_8NCJLTech1592006-2007.pdf.
The Way the Winds are Blowing These Days: The Rapid Growth of Wind Energy and Legal Hurdles of North Carolina’s General Statutes
With interest in renewable energy sources gaining momentum, it is only natural that controversy will arise surrounding the proliferation of wind energy. While this conflict has already manifested itself in the context of federal law, in North Carolina, a state with favorable conditions for wind energy development, the fate of the budding technology remains uncertain
Steven G. Bell, Comment, The Way the Winds are Blowing These Days: The Rapid Growth of Wind Energy and Legal Hurdles of North Carolina's General Statutes , 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 117 (2006), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/07_8NCJLTech1172006-2007.pdf.
Equitable Concerns of eBay v. Mercexchange: Did the Supreme Court Successfully Balance Patent Protection Against Patent Trolls?
Within the past decade, companies seeking to purchase intellectual property for the purpose of generating licensing fees have become a major concern for U.S. businesses. These companies are often identified as “patent trolls,” and are perceived to take advantage of successful companies that utilize the technology by demanding often exorbitant licensing fees. The Supreme Court’s
Leslie T. Grab, Recent Development, Equitable Concerns of eBay v. Mercexchange: Did the Supreme Court Successfully Balance Patent Protection Against Patent Trolls? , 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 81 (2006), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/06_8NCJLTech812006-2007.pdf.
A lawsuit has been filed in the federal court system that threatens the continued success of online fantasy sports. The plaintiff in Humphrey v. Viacom, Inc. has sued the three main providers of online fantasy leagues, claiming that pay-to-play fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling. Since courts have traditionally distinguished between permissible and impermissible forms of
M. Christine Holleman, Article, Fantasy Football: Illegal Gambling or Legal Game of Skill?, 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 59 (2006), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/05_8NCJLTech592006-2007.pdf.
Electronic discovery-including the contents of e-mail messages and/or the deletion of e-mails-has driven the outcome of many high-profile cases. We live in a progressively more digital world. Thus, when disputes ripen into litigation, clients, attorneys, and judges have had to focus increasingly on preserving, gathering, culling, reviewing, and producing electronic information. The complexity of information
Robert D. Brownstone, Preserve or Perish; Destroy or Drown - eDiscovery Morphs into Electronic Information Management , 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2006), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/04_8NCJLTech12006-2007.pdf.
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