July 23, 2018

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Today's episode tells you everything you need to know before Paul Manafort's trial in the Eastern District of Virginia, which begins Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Oh, and we break down the recent lawsuit against McDonald's to boot!

We begin, however, with a very good listener question from "Judicial Noir" regarding ethics, science, and a summer internship!

After that, it's time to discuss an actual lawsuit over actual cheese. Yes, there's a class action lawsuit against Thomas's favorite restaurant (McDonald's) — and we're here to help you separate fact from fiction! Oh, and along the way, you might learn something about Microsoft, illegal tying arrangements, and antitrust law!

Then, it's back to Yodel Mountain to explain in depth exactly what's going on with our buddy Paulie M, and what you can expect over the next two weeks.

Finally, we end the answer to Thomas Takes The Bar Exam #85 regarding real property.

Show Notes & Links

  1. Before we get to McDonald's, you'll need to read all about US v. Microsoft, 253 F.3d 34 (2001). While you're at it, you might as well brush up on the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.
  2. After that, you can read the class action lawsuit against McDonald's regarding the Quarter Pounder and Double Quarter Pounder.
  3. Andrew first broke down Judge Ellis in Episode 172.

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  • [00:00:00] Intro
  • [00:02:40] Listener Questions: Is it ethical to use information that you know is scientifically wrong as a summer intern at a law firm?
  • [00:16:10] Are You A Cop?: McDonald's class action lawsuit
    • [00:18:15] US v. Microsoft
    • [00:22:38] Four elements of an illegal tying arrangement
    • [00:27:05] Allegations in the complaint
  • [00:42:58] Commercial
  • [00:46:20] Yodel Mountain: Paul Manafort goes to trial
    • [00:48:35] What do we need to know
    • [00:56:35] Continuance, venue change and motion to suppress
    • [00:58:50] Pending motion in limine
    • [01:06:00] Pending motion to compel the court to immunize 5 witnesses
  • [01:10:45] Will this be wrapped up before the mid term elections
  • [01:13:50] New Patron Tuesday
  • [01:16:05] Thomas Takes the Bar Exam: Real Property - Man leaves property to wife until she marriages again, then to daughter (answer)
  • [01:22:12] Listener Questions: (Submitted by Listener Thomas S.) What is a deed?
  • [01:26:10] Outro
  • [01:28:21] Out Takes

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