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Morning Docket: 09.30.16

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

According to a labor relations suit filed in 2012, Donald Trump allegedly wanted to fire female employees of Trump National Golf Club in California, who he didn't think were pretty enough. The suit was settled without any admission of wrongdoing. Show More Summary

#FlashbackFridayReads: I Don't Know

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Wise Law Blog

Today on #FlasbackFriday let's read back on one of my blog post on when to say " I don't know " without actually saying "I don't know." - Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

Ridiculously Stupid: 4 State Attorneys General File Totally Bogus Lawsuit Against Internet Transition

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Okay, this is really dumb. What is it about state attorneys general making totally bullshit claims? It seems to happen with fairly consistent frequency. The latest is that four state AGs (from Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma and Nevada) have filed a lawsuit to stop the IANA transition. Show More Summary

Cops Dodge 4th Amendment By Phoning In 'Anonymous' Tips; Watch Their Drug Bust Vanish After They're Exposed

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Really. What the hell? Does law enforcement just perceive the Fourth Amendment as damage and route around it? Detective Harold Zech and Lawrence Spathelf didn’t have probable cause to search the homes of Albert McCullough and Dakeem Booker, so they made their own. Show More Summary

Racing Game Developers Sacrifice Playability On The Altar Of Anti-Piracy, Deliver Laggy Mess To Paying Customers

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The endless battle against videogame piracy is mostly composed of Pyrrhic victories and self-sabotage. The suckers who actually paid for the software tend to receive most of the abuse while pirates not only avail themselves of heftyShow More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 09.29.16

The scary part is I am not even surprised by the allegations in the latest Trump lawsuit. [Los Angeles Times] An intimate look at Marilyn Mosby and the aftermath of the Freddie Gray case. [New York Times] President Obama is bringing sick days to more Americans. Show More Summary

What Corporate Lawyers Think About Millennials

For corporate counsel, the rise of the millennial and retirement of baby boomers is both a source of unease and optimism.

What to Expect as Baby Boomer Partners Retire

The heads of the heads of America's law firms are getting grayer by the day, as more and more firm leadership hits retirement age (and beyond). Nearly half of the partners in Am Law 200 firms are members of the Baby Boomer generation or older, according to a report......

Should Lawyers Urge Clients to Take Action on Cybersecurity?

It's axiomatic these days that companies need to take cybersecurity seriously, lest they end up like the next Yahoo!, who recently revealed that it suffered the largest hack ever, potentially jeopardizing its plans to be acquired by Verizon. But cybersecurity protections can be restrictive and expensive, leading some clients......

Americans Are Starting to Love the Supreme Court Again

Congress's approval ratings are at historical lows. The presidential elections have left little to be desired. When it comes to the federal government, Americans find little they can be happy with. Except the Supreme Court. The judiciary is now the most popular branch of government, with the Supreme Court......

Lawyer Takes Over American Apparel

It's been a bumpy ride for American Apparel, the Los Angeles-based retail chain. American Apparel stores exploded across the country in the early 2000s, quickly becoming the go-to place for American made t-shirts and hipster spandex leggings. That growth was fueled in part by the image of Dov Charney,......

FindLaw Launches Its New Maryland Codes Section

Here are three great things Maryland has: the very first national highway, most of the Chesapeake Bay, and the only state flag based on English heraldry. Now here's a fourth: access to FindLaw's newly launched Code of Maryland and Constitution section, the best new source for Maryland laws online.......

11th Cir. Revives Sex Offenders' Challenge to Miami Residency Restrictions

In Miami-Dade County, sex offenders who have been convicted of crimes involving victims under the age of 16 cannot live within 2,500 feet of any school, with few exceptions. Now, two sex offenders say that the restrictions were so harsh they were driven to homelessness. Miami-Dade's law so limited......

Challenge To PACER Fees Survives Motion To Dismiss

The putative class action claims that a faulty formula causes PACER to routinely overcharge for document downloads.

How Your Firm Can Improve Workflow And Productivity

There are a number of cloud-­based practice management solutions available. It's important that you find the one that's right for your firm.

Judge Questions The Integrity Of Biglaw Firm In Epic Benchslap

This benchslap is painful even before the judge turns into a 'disappointed dad.'

FBI, DOJ And Their Forensic Scientists State They'll Continue Using Discredited Junk Science To Put People Behind Bars

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For dozens of years, criminal prosecutions have relied on junk science. Forensic science, properly applied, can actually provide matches that identify suspects. But it's not properly applied. In the hands of the DOJ, forensic evidence examination is a closed loop. Show More Summary

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