Judge Awards Beastie Boys $668,000 in Legal Fees After Copyright Infringement Trial

  The Beastie Boys won $1.7 million in damages for a copyright violation by Monster Energy. My Newsletter 2 discusses this copyright infringement trial, and the related failed attempt to create a contract through an exchange of emails. See http://bit.ly/1i9kJZE Source: Judge Awards Beastie Boys $668,000 in Legal Fees After Trial

California Health System Adopts E-Signature Technology

The solution helps the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System meet the Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use requirements. Now a hospital system allows surgery consent forms to be signed by e-signature. It reduces paperwork time and costs, and satisfies electronic health records incentives. Source: California Health System Adopts E-Signature Technology

Russia Ratifies the U.N. Electronic Contracts Convention – A Step Toward Market-Based Legal Principles? – Newsletter 3

I. The Purposes and Rules of the Electronic Contracts Convention II. Three Differences Between Common Law and Civil Law Legal Systems III. The Russian Federation Civil Law System Preference for Written Contracts IV. The Russian Federation and Other Ratifications of the CISG Requiring Written Contracts V. The Lithuanian Elimination of Domestic and CISG Written Contract Requirements Follows a Shift From …

Clicking “Agree” Without Reading the Fine Print – Always Enforceable?

I called in to The Kojo Nnamdi Show in response to the panel’s request to listeners for information about judicial decisions that have invalidated unfair online contracts. I have two chapters in my book, Chapters B.9 and B.11, which describe some U.S. and E.U. judicial decisions that have invalidated such contracts. Chapter A.7 describes U.S. contract law defenses to contract …

Yo! Did the Beastie Boys Make a Contract With Monster Energy, or What? – Newsletter 2

I. DJ Z-Trip Meets Monster in Lake Louise, Canada and in Court II. A Text Message Saying “Awesome!” Created a Million Dollar Contract, So Could DJ Z-Trip’s Email Saying “Dope!” Create a Contract? III. The Basic Requirements for Creating a Contract IV. The Electronic Cigarettes Case Versus the DJ Z-Trip Case as Contract Creation Examples V. Could Monster Energy Have …