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Wall Street Pressures Brokers To Push Products

22 hours agoIndustries / Law : Zamansky

The Wells Fargo scandal exposed the unseemly practice of “cross selling” – or selling a different product or service to a current customer in an attempt to boost firm revenues. Wells Fargo pushed brokers and bankers to open up to eight new accounts per client to be eligible for bonus compensation. Show More Summary

Facebook's Arbitrary Offensiveness Police Take Down Informational Video About Breast Cancer Screening

22 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Stories of Facebook's attempt at puritanical patrols of its site are legion at this point. The site has demonstrated it cannot filter out parody, artwork, simple speech in the form of outrage, iconic historical photos, or sculpture from its prude-patrol censorship. Show More Summary

Making Corporate Law Great Again: Intelligize Sold, Entrepreneurs Cheer

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

We started the column by asking all you young lawyers to “stop what you are doing” and take a walk on the alternative side of the legal business. We promised you, dear readers, that “entrepreneurs and innovators are changing the legal profession for the better, having fun, and making real money in the process.” […]

Legal Publishers Should Publish Outside Websites For Search Performance

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

There’s far greater trust with niche publications on focused verticals.

Lawsuit: KFC Buckets Are Not Overflowing With Chicken

A 64-year-old New York woman is alleging in a lawsuit that Kentucky Fried Chicken is underfilling its eight-piece buckets of chicken.

Google's Quiet, Confusing Privacy Policy Change Is Why We Need More Transparency & Control

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, I wrote about how privacy is about tradeoffs, and despite what some people claim, there's no such thing as "absolute privacy," nor would you actually want something approximating what people think they mean by it. The real issue is the tradeoff. Show More Summary

Separation and Your Children's Education

With school now back in session, what better time is there to consider how best to co-parent with your former spouse regarding your child(ren)’s education: What are best practices when co-parenting and communicating about school forShow More Summary

‘Goliath’: An Interview With Lawyer And Writer Jonathan Shapiro

A former federal prosecutor and Kirkland & Ellis lawyer talks about his latest TV project.

Pissed Consumer Sues Reputation Management Firms Over Their Bogus Lawsuit/Fake Defendant/Takedown Scams

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In the last few weeks, we've written a few posts about Richart Ruddie's company, Profile Defenders, which appears to be "improving reputations" online by filing bogus defamation lawsuits, finding a bogus made-up "defendant" to "admit" to posting defamatory information, reaching a "settlement" and getting a court order. Show More Summary

Airbnb Lawsuit Pits Poor New Yorkers Against Middle-Class New Yorkers As Hotels Laugh And Count Money

The lawsuit pits poor New Yorkers, and the hotel lobby, against middle-class New Yorkers, and the internet.

Most Lawyers Work Less Than They Say, Collect Less Than They're Owed

Think everyone else is billing more hours than you? You're probably wrong, according to a new report by Clio, the case and practice management software company. Clio's "2016 Legal Trend Report" provides an overview of the legal industry, based on data from its users. It's the sort of analysis......

4 Clever Halloween Costumes for Lawyers and Law Students

Halloween isn't just about candy and celebrating the undead. It's about showing everyone else that you're better than them when it comes to dressing up. Much better. After all, no one wants to be the guy with a store-bought Pizza Rat costume at the office party. You're smarter and funnier......

Leading Judges Weigh in on eDiscovery

At the annual Relativity Fest in Chicago earlier this month, kCura, the eDiscovery company, brought together four federal judges to discuss eDiscovery, the law, and even a bit of privacy. The panel, hosted by kCura's eDiscovery counsel, David Horrigan, featured some of the names behind eDiscovery's "most impactful rulings," Legaltech......

Gays Can Get Married, Thanks to SCOTUS. How About Refugees?

Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had a fundamental right to marry. So far, the impact of that ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges, has largely been confined to similar issues. (A quick review: Does Obergefell mean that state same-sex marriage bans are invalid? Yes, of course. Even......

Can a Company Tell Its Employees Who to Vote For? Yes, Sort Of

As the election draws ever closer, can corporate leaders round up their workforce and attempt to influence their employees' votes? The answer is, like so many others: maybe. Federal election law generally restricts companies from communicating with rank-and-file workers about political candidates. But for a special "restricted class" of......

Google Fiber Announces Layoffs & Deployment Pause, Will Likely Pivot To Wireless

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in August a report emerged claiming that Google Fiber executives were having some second thoughts about this whole "building a nationwide fiber network from the ground up" thing. More specifically, the report suggested that some...Show More Summary

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