Richard Posner

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Channel NewsAsia
Sears, Whirlpool win fee reduction in washer lawsuitlawyers 1.75 times the base fees they charged. Such multipliers are common in c
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
lawyers 1.75 times the base fees they charged. Such multipliers are common in class action settlements. Circuit Judge Richard Posner, however, said the appeals court was "puzzled" by the "questionable" decision to award a multiplier, given... Read more
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Reuters
Sears, Whirlpool win fee reduction in washer lawsuitlawyers 1.75 times the base fees they charged. Such multipliers are common in c
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
lawyers 1.75 times the base fees they charged. Such multipliers are common in class action settlements. Circuit Judge Richard Posner, however, said the appeals court was "puzzled" by the "questionable" decision to award a multiplier, given... Read more
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The Hill
Congress should base Google's legal protections on the company's own policiesmonopolies have few incentives to stop censorship. In his seminal article, Natu
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
monopolies have few incentives to stop censorship. In his seminal article, Natural Monopolies and Their Regulation, Richard Posner argued that if a monopolist arbitrarily refused service, “it not only gratuitously impairs public goodwill,... Read more
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The Washington Times
Sexual orientation Title VII cases work way toward Supreme Courton the basis of sexual orientation without discriminating on the basis of sex,”
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
on the basis of sexual orientation without discriminating on the basis of sex,” Chief Judge Diane Wood wrote. Judge Richard Posner, in a concurring opinion, acknowledged that the court was in effect rewriting the law — and should be proud of... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man who had sex with friend's dog and shared sick videos online jailedjudge said Hook had been viewing "the worst kinds of sexual acts imaginable aga
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
judge said Hook had been viewing "the worst kinds of sexual acts imaginable against a human being". Prosecutor Richard Posner said Hook had shared the sado-masochistic porn with others.A court heard he had shared videos of him having... Read more
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The Hill
3 big lies bank lobbyists peddle to protect corporate scoundrelswith $210 in illegal bank fees will get $5,400 if they go to arbitration? No;
The Hill / Posted 14 days ago
with $210 in illegal bank fees will get $5,400 if they go to arbitration? No; most will get nothing. As the esteemed Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit put it: “The realistic alternative to a class action is... Read more
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Namibia Economist
The justice department says people can be fired for being gayarguing that the 1964 law should be interpreted in light of radical changes in
Namibia Economist / Posted 15 days ago
arguing that the 1964 law should be interpreted in light of radical changes in how society views homosexuality, Judge Richard Posner wrote, “I don’t see why firing a lesbian because she is in the subset of women who are lesbian should be... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Posner says 'highly politicized' Supreme Court should grow to 19 justicesfavorite smarty pants judge says the Supreme Court should have 19 members, not
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
favorite smarty pants judge says the Supreme Court should have 19 members, not 9. Whoever could U.S. Appellate Court Judge Richard Posner have in mind to fill the extra spots? Probably not himself – he thinks all judges should retire at... Read more
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Slate
A Pair of Judges Debate Whether Courtroom Lawyers Ever Make a Differencetoo willing to find that it really doesn’t matter who the lawyer is, except in
Slate / Posted 16 days ago
too willing to find that it really doesn’t matter who the lawyer is, except in the closest of cases. How is that possible? Richard Posner: My experience at the trial level is limited; I did do some trial work in the 1970s when I was the law... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
It’s just a tort casecorporations liable. When a corporation is involved in abuse, the corporation,
SCOTUSblog / Posted 20 days ago
corporations liable. When a corporation is involved in abuse, the corporation, not its agents, reaps the profits. As Judge Richard Posner recognized in Flomo v. Firestone Nat. Rubber Co., LLC, in 2011, there is no reason to believe that the agents... Read more
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The News & Observer
The GOP wants to deny your day in courtothers who have been harmed is often the only sensible strategy if the harms ar
The News & Observer / Posted 26 days ago
others who have been harmed is often the only sensible strategy if the harms are small but widespread. As federal Judge Richard Posner once wrote, “The realistic alternative to a class action is not 17 million individual suits, but zero... Read more
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The Hill
Cubans envy our day in court but forced arbitration takes it awayand expense to pursue arbitration, whereas class actions are an efficient way t
The Hill / Posted 26 days ago
and expense to pursue arbitration, whereas class actions are an efficient way to resolve multiple small claims. As Judge Richard Posner once wrote in a decision, “The realistic alternative to a class action is not 17 million individual suits, but... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Supreme Court may re-examine Civil Rights Act after LGBT rulingCircuit found the word “sex” can just as well mean “sexual orientation.” In an
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 1 months ago
Circuit found the word “sex” can just as well mean “sexual orientation.” In an opinion concurring with the majority, Judge Richard Posner wrote that changing norms call for a change in interpretation. “We understand the words of Title VII... Read more

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