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If The CIA Apologizes For Lying About Torture, But Doesn't Tell Anyone About The Apology, Does It Really Count?

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Remember the Senate Intelligence Committee's massive CIA torture report, that details how the CIA conducted a vast program of torturing people, which had no actual benefit, and then lied to Congress (repeatedly) about it? The same report...Show More Summary

You’re an Inappropriately Dressed Interloper, Judge Tells DOJ Lawyer

A federal judge in Texas is giving new meaning to contempt of the court.

Associate Bonus Watch: A Giant Law Firm Exceeds Its Associates’ Expectations

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Law firm bonus news may be slowing down, but one big player just announced.

One More Angel In Law Firm Heaven

After nearly 65 years, Dickstein Shapiro LLP is no more.

Google Partially Caves To French Demands For More Global Censorship Of 'Forgotten' Links

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For a while now we've been highlighting the problems of Europe's "Right to be Forgotten" concept as it applies to search results. The idea is that, rather than a search engine, Europe thinks of companies like Google as creating something...Show More Summary

Hate the Bluebook? Meet Baby Blue, a New, Free Alternative

The Bluebook may be one of the world's most hated books. It's frustratingly complicated, not particularly well organized, and poorly bound. Oh, and a fresh version costs about $40, most of which goes to Harvard, the wealthiest nonprofit in the world after the Catholic Church. But now it's got......

The Trouble With the TPP, Day 30: Losing Our Way on Geographic Indications

Geographical indications (GI) are signs used on goods - frequently food, wine, or spirits - that have a specific geographical origin and are said to possess qualities, reputation or characteristics that are essentially attributable to that place of origin. Show More Summary

Associate Bonus Watch: Biglaw Firm Helps Associates Celebrate Love By Making It Rain

We hear that loan repayment is an especially romantic Valentine’s Day gift for lawyers.

Google's Newest Patent Is a Bot-Box on Wheels

No, we're not talking abot Google's self-driving vehicles that are becoming ubiquitous in Silicon Valley. We're talking about the "mobile delivery receptacle," a vehicle specifically designed to accept and deliver packages shuttled to it by the company's hoards of courier-drones. It's a good thing that Google got this one patented,......

Want to Expand? Hiring the Right Help Is Crucial

If you're looking to expand your practice, one of the most basic ways of doing that is through hiring an employee. But can you afford to hire another employee? Maybe you've hired one in the past only to realize that he or she wasn't fit for the job, or maybe......

Court Reverses NLRB, Says Stagehands Are Contractors Not Employees

Atlanta-area stagehands are contractors, not employees, the Eleventh Circuit ruled last week. In so doing, the court reversed a finding by the National Labor Relations Board that stagehands placed through Crew One Productions were employees entitled to union representation. Instead, the court found that Crew One exercised too little......

Staples, Offife Depot Merger Approved by European Commission

Many years ago, before the turn of the millennium, Staples and Office Depot sought to merge forces to create what would be the Costco of office supplies. Their efforts were stymied by the Federal Trade Commission, which voiced anti-competition concerns. Today, the two companies are still angling for US federal......

Why Journalism is not Dying in the Digital Age

The ongoing financial struggles of Canadian businesses that have traditionally delivered the news - particularly newspapers and local broadcasters - have generated considerable discussion and consternation over the past month. With significant...Show More Summary

Digital Era Raises Tough Questions About Journalism’s Future

Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 8, 2016 as Digital Era Raises Tough Questions About Journalism’s Future The ongoing financial struggles of Canadian businesses that have traditionally delivered the news – particularly newspapers and local broadcasters – have generated considerable discussion and consternation over the past month. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 02.12.16

Riding high after his victory in New Hampshire, Donald Trump settled his $500 million lawsuit against Univision for the network dropping his beauty pageants. Ay dios mio, this must be some sort of a YUGE GRANDE ploy to win the Hispanic vote. Show More Summary

CenturyLink Follows Comcast's Lead, To Start Charging Broadband Overage Fees

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You can add CenturyLink to the growing number of ISPs charging more money for the same product thanks to limited broadband competition. The company told attendees of an earnings conference call this week that it would be following Comcast's lead and conducting a "trial" of broadband usage caps and overage fees sometime later this year. Show More Summary

In Honor of Lincoln's Birthday

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In honor of President Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, I provide this reprint of an article of mine that appeared in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly a few years back: LINCOLN LOGS OF WISDOM A Presidents' Day review of practical advice from one of our greatest lawyer-presidents By Daniel E. Show More Summary

Plaintiffs’ Experts Out in Dietary Supplement Death Case

Recently, some of the more footloose of the Drug and Device Law Relatives auditioned for the game show Family Feud. The first step was a mock “round” of the game, played against another auditioning family. All were instructed that, even...Show More Summary

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