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Cato survey: “The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America”

58 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

I’m a bit late getting to this major survey from my colleague Emily Ekins and associates. Some highlights good and bad: By 71% to 28%, Americans lean toward the view that political correctness silences discussions society ought to have,...Show More Summary

Top German Judges Slam EU Plans To Create Global Court To Enforce Corporate Sovereignty

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A few weeks ago, we wrote how many -- even the US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer -- seem to think it's time for corporate sovereignty, also called "investor-state dispute settlement" (ISDS), to go. For some reason the European Commission disagrees. Show More Summary

Cali Bar Exam Results Aren’t As Rosy As They Seem — See Also

Sure, It's Better Than Last Year: If you use interesting math, the California bar passage rate is up, but that's still not great. When You Absolutely, Positively Must Respond To A Dumb Letter: Let this be your inspiration. You Must Read...Show More Summary

I Pause For Gratitude

Each new day is an opportunity to practice mindfulness and to be grateful.

Drone-Maker DJI Offers Bug Bounty Program, Then Threatens Bug-Finder With The CFAA

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Far too many companies and industries out there seem to think that the best way to handle a security researcher finding security holes in their tech and websites is to immediately begin issuing threats. This is almost always monumentally...Show More Summary

Are Elder Bankruptcy Cases a Growing Niche?

For elder law attorneys, an unfortunate trend seems to be on the upswing among the client base: individuals over the age of 65 filing for bankruptcy. However, given that the number one cause of bankruptcies is medical debt, this makes a bit more sense. As Forbes explained, the 65+......

GRE Law Schools on the Rise

So where did this wave -- law schools accepting the GRE instead of the LSAT -- come from? It started last year with James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. The announcement rocked legal educators like sailors on a ship; they were unsteady but also......

Confirmed, Again: $4.2M Class Action Award for Junk Faxes

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals was tasked again with reviewing a class action matter that involved an attorney who sent thousands of unsolicited "junk faxes" to prospective clients. This is the third time that this same junk fax case has been before this circuit. While sending unsolicited solicitations......

'Keystone Cops' Mistakenly Arrest Their Own Trainee

The Keystone Cops were fictional, incompetent policemen. Some San Francisco police may not be fans, but they did a fair re-enactment. While patrolling the Golden Gate Park, four police officers arrested one of their own. They thought Bret Cornell, an off-duty police trainee, was running away from them. As......

J&J Wins Major Defense Verdict in Talcum Lawsuit

Given the massive worldwide market share in the personal care products sector, Johnson and Johnson is no stranger to legal battles. Over the past couple years, the company has been facing hundreds of claims that their talcum powders, or baby powders, contain cancer causing agents. Recently, a California jury,......

Is the World Ready for Self-Driving Semi Trucks?

While we've seen quite a bit of talk about self-driving cars and "taxis" this year, one of the self-driving vehicle industry's greatest challenges has been waiting on the side of the road: Self-driving semi trucks. For most drivers, driving next to, or in front of, an 80,000 pound semi......

From Cal, To Counsel, To Changing The World: Lessons From Former Pinterest GC Mike Yang

Yang reveals several insights for navigating an impactful legal career in a chat with Berkeley Law students.

Conversation With VortexLegal Founder Jonathan Broder

How is VortexLegal building a business around hearing attendance? Follow along with this conversation to find out.

A Federal Judge Tries His Hand At Fiction And Succeeds

The book is sincere and his characters are integrated with the wit and wisdom gathered from decades on the bench.

ICYMI: California Drops Emergency Cannabis Licensing Rules

Be sure to read the rules again and again before pursuing your California cannabis license.

DOJ Moves to Block AT&T's Merger With Time Warner

The lawsuit ends weeks of speculation over whether the DOJ would challenge the deal.       

Read the Complaint: United States v. AT&T

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday sued to block AT&T Inc.'s move to acquire Time Warner Inc. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.       

How to Help Your Settlement Get Government Approval

Tom Petty will likely be forever remembered by plaintiff's lawyers for one reason, and one reason alone... wait for it... wait for it... the wai-ai-ting is the hardest part. And if you've ever had to wait for a government entity to approve your plaintiff's settlement, you've......

Drug Lawyer Busted for Drugs, BWF: Barging in While Fabulous

A real-life, actual drug, DUI, traffic, family, business litigation, personal injury and real estate lawyer from New Jersey was recently arrested for possession of pure MDMA and trespass. And while drug lawyers get arrested all the time on drug charges (nothing unusual there), this guy's charges are a bit......

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