Welcome to another pile of links. I am aiming for a mix of law, small business, tech, and occasionally something just random and interesting. Feel free to discuss any of the links in the comments or let me know what sort of links you might be interested in reading.
Entrepreneur.com - 5 of the Wackiest Fast Food Lawsuits ever filed
The McDonald's coffee lawsuit is actually more interesting than most people realize.
Ars Technica - Jury Finds CBS Infringes Podcasting Patent
That the jury found CBS infringed on this patent is disturbing (because apparently making lists is patentable these days). However, the jury awarded the plaintiff a (relatively) paltry sum, particularly compared to what the Plaintiff was seeking. Mixed results.
iO9.com - Court Determines that Bloggers are Journalists
Bloggers should definitely be treated same as journalists. In this day and age there is really no difference.
Inc.com - Businesses that Ban Bad Reviews, Congress is Coming for you
Take a look at Palmer v. Klearger as mentioned in the article. A $3,500 "fee" in retaliation for a bad review that went unpaid and ended up on a credit report. Glad to see the Court case went the right way.