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Court Website March Madness Tournament: Midwest Conference

It's time for the third edition of the FindLaw Court Website March Madness Tournament, where we pit state and federal court websites against each other to see who will be the victor. Last week, the Federal Circuit barely beat out the Fourth to claim the title of best court......

4 Things to Know About Employee Security While Traveling Abroad

Are employees in your company traveling abroad for work? Depending on how high up they are in the company, what industry you're in, and where they're going, robbery and kidnapping are genuine concerns. So, too, are natural disasters and diseases. Pretty much same as here, but with a different legal......

5 Suits That Changed the Internet

What made the Internet the strange, fascinating and sometimes frightening animal that it is today? It wasn't just the Silicon Valley billionaires, ARPANET visionaries or cats -- lots and lots of cats. The legal system bears its share of praise, or blame, as well. From protecting free speech online,......

How to Network at CLEs

Most lawyers don't live for CLEs, to put things mildly. However, there's a lot to be gained from CLEs, beyond whatever educational value they may have. While some CLEs can be solo activities, done in the dark at home, or from your phone on the go, many still bring......

CyberNadir: Former Pilot Randomly Speculates (Incorrectly) That Recent Airbus Crash Could Be The Work Of Hackers

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

CNN and Fox had the market cornered on ridiculous airplane crash theories, up until recently. When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 just up and vanished, CNN produced wall-to-wall coverage seemingly cribbed from low-rent conspiracy theory sites. Show More Summary

ATL March Madness Elite Eight: Which Perk Do You Want From Your Firm?

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

We move on to the Elite Eight and learn that lawyers want travel more than kids. Which sounds about right.

Let’s Talk InFuse

This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog only. The InFuse litigation has certainly given us quite a lot to talk about – and almost all of it positive. It has been a treasure trove for defendants on off-label marketing and promotion claims. Show More Summary

Ask The Professor: The Most Common Myths About Preparing For The Bar Exam – Are They True?

Anyone who has ever taken the exam will give out advice on how best to prepare for the test. Which pieces of advice should you actually listen to?

Federal Judge Begs Lawyers To STFU In ‘Behemoth’ Pleadings

Lawyers, your pleadings are supposed to be "short and plain" -- not 303 pages long!

Musings on Young v. UPS and an Open Thread

As we all know by now, the Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Young v. UPS, which resulted in a 6-3 victory for the plaintiff. Congratulations to friend-of-blog Sam Bagenstos, who was closely involved in the case and provided...

The cartoonist has no idea how fair use works

yesterdayIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

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Bad Copyright Laws Scaring Off Necessary Investment In New Digital Platforms

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For many years, we've noted that while some in the legacy entertainment industry seem to think that there's a "battle" between "Hollywood" and "Silicon Valley" it's a very weird sort of war in which one of those parties -- Silicon Valley -- keeps supplying more and more "weapons" to the other party to help it adapt and succeed in a changing world. Show More Summary

Today’s Tech: How A Solo Lawyer Uses Web-Based Technology During Mediations

How can you use technology to supplement your practice, and ultimately become a better lawyer?

Obama’s Thanksgiving Amnesty

This week, President Obama will pardon a turkey in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Office of Legal Counsel has released a 4,000-page memorandum setting forth the constitutional and statutory justifications for this controversial executive action, rooted largely in the authority granted to him under Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Show More Summary

FTC Rules Against Napster Co-Founder in Jerk.com Case

In a five-to-zero vote, the FTC ruled that a website operated by Napster co-founder John Fanning had misled consumers.

United Talent Agency Sues Ex-Clients Over Commissions

Four lawsuits are filed including one against the executive producer of "Step Up" sequels. read more

FBI Quietly Removes Recommendation To Encrypt Your Phone... As FBI Director Warns How Encryption Will Lead To Tears

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in October, we highlighted the contradiction of FBI Director James Comey raging against encryption and demanding backdoors, while at the very same time the FBI's own website was suggesting mobile encryption as a way to stay safe. Show More Summary

Deputy Director Russ Slifer

As I mentioned in my twitter feed, Russ Slifer has now been sworn-in as Deputy Director of the USPTO after being nominated by Director Michelle Lee and then appointed by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.  The PTO leadership is again at its full strength with a healthy mix of PTO insiders and outsiders, but all having years of direct intellectual property […]

The Peck(ing) Order for Predictive Coding Stays the Same

In his March 2, 2015 order issued in Rio Tinto PLC v. Vale S.A., et al., No. 14-Civ-3042 (S.D.N.Y.), Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck brought the world of predictive coding back to the future.

Standard Of Review: The Legal Ethics (Or Lack Thereof) Of Better Call Saul

Have you ever wondered about the the legal ethics and attorney misconduct depicted on Better Call Saul? This lawyer writes an entire blog dedicated to Saul Goodman's misdeeds.

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