Justia’s Top 10 Lists for January 2012


Here is a rundown of January’s highest scoring lawyers on Justia Legal Answers, along with a look at which Justia Dockets legal filings and Facebook posts readers viewed the most.

Justia Legal Answers’ Top 10 Legal Answerers for January 2012

  1. Jeffrey Moore, 3050 points, 61 answers
  2. Brian D. Lerner, 1,395 points, 33 answers
  3. Andrew Bresalier, 1,100 points, 36 answers
  4. David Philip Shapiro 980 points, 20 answers
  5. Don Richardson, 360 points, 8 answers
  6. Paula Jeanette McGill, 350 points, 7 answers
  7. Scott Charles MacCabe 350 points, 7 answers
  8. Terrence Rubino, 325 points, 7 answers
  9. Jason F. Barnes, 300 points, 6 answers
  10. Kathryn L. Hudson, 200 points, 4 answers

The Top 10 Legal Filings Viewed in Justia Dockets in January 2012

  1. A decision denying Southwest Airlines and its pilots union from transferring a pilot’s wages and benefits lawsuit from Florida to Texas.
  2. A January 2010 federal court opinion concluding that the FDA lacked authority to regulate e-cigarettes
  3. A consumer class-action lawsuit against Symantec alleging that some of the company’s software products are “scareware” that “does not conduct any actual diagnostic testing” on the computer.
  4. A court opinion in a sonar fish and underwater structure detection patent case.
  5. The December 6, 2011 supplemental case management order in a patent lawsuit involving Kelora Systems, LLC
  6. An opinion and order in a patent case involving a self-described “patent licensing and enforcement firm.”
  7. The court opinion holding that Rick Perry and other GOP presidential candidates waited to long to challenge the constitutionality of the state’s 10,000 signature requirement to appear on the ballot.
  8. A court order in the hotly contested video game licensing dispute between Too Human creator Silicon Knights, Inc. and Epic Games, Inc.
  9. An order in a sex discrimination and retaliation case involving claims under federal and Illinois state law.
  10. The decision by a federal judge in the District of Columbia to dismiss a pro se plaintiff’s complaint against former President George Bush, and other defendants.

Our Top 10 January 2012 Facebook Posts:

  1. A new Florida abortion bill (HB 1151) would outlaw all abortions except if a mother’s life is at risk.
  2. Not surprisingly, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision that the police may not engage in GPS tracking of suspects without a search warrant was widely read.
  3. Our friends pondered whether SOPA & PIPA would be completely sunk or just ‘compromised?’
  4. Justia jurors had a lot to say about whether alimony laws should be changed.
  5. Folks were interested to learn about a key SOPA sponsor who reportedly violated copyright law.
  6. Yes, Big Brother was watching when the DHS paid a contractor $1.16M to monitor social networks and blogs for public dissent
  7. Readers extended sympathy and surprise when a Carnival-owned cruise ship capsized when it ran aground off the Italian coast.
  8. Should Internet access be a fundamental human right? Our friends had many different answers the question.
  9. Interest over Gov. Scott Walker recall petition filed by Wisconsin residents was huge.
  10. Justia friends shared their thoughts about the indefinite detention of military tribunal suspects.

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