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Recap: Reboot Your Firm For 2018

Topics at the event ranged from ethics and efficiencies to legal tech adoption and risk management. How will you reboot your firm this year?

Data On Average Case Values In Law, And 4 Ways They Affect Your Firm

Benchmark data can help you make informed business decisions for your law firm. Here are four ways to apply the data.

Mediating Mass Torts, Class, and Consolidated Cases

When it comes to mediating mass tort, class, complex, or just massive, cases, fashioning a resolution that all the parties can live with, and that a court will approve, can often feel nearly impossible. However, it is not just possible, but reaching a mediated resolution is frequently the best......

Marcia Coyle Explains: What's Up With the Dearth of SCOTUS Opinions?

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a single signed opinion since the start of the 2017-2018 term. What's up with that?       

CFPB Acting Director Fight Moves to D.C. Circuit Court

The Deputy Director of the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Leandra English, has not given up her legal fight to become the Acting Director of the CFPB after former Director Richard Cordray stepped down at the end of last year. Prior to stepping down, Cordray promoted English from Chief......

Preachers Beat Criminal Charges, Lose Civil Case

Perhaps it was the message evangelical ministers were preaching that got them into trouble. After all, there's something wrong about telling people "the end is coming" just as they board a train. But Don Karns and Robert Parker were not going to stop preaching just because they didn't have......

Nevada and FTC Sue Revenge-Porn Website

In a recent lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada against the website and its affiliates and operators, the government is looking to shut down one of the most notorious revenge-porn websites. And if you were looking to get one last NSFW sneak......

Statewide Class of Janitors Certified in Wage Case

A California appeals court re-wrapped its pre-Christmas decision, allowing a class-action to proceed on behalf of janitorial workers for wage violations. In the ABM Industries Overtime Cases, the First District Court of Appeals certified the class action on Dec. 11, 2017. But the court made a minor modification and......

South Dakota v. Wayfair Is Here So We Can Finally Have A 21st-Century Tax System

Assuming, of course, that at least five Supreme Court justices are ready to engage with the modern world.

State AGs Launch Legal Battle Over Net Neutrality

Attorneys general from 21 states and the District of Columbia filed a challenge to the repeal of the Obama-era rules.       

Techdirt Podcast Episode 150: The CES 2018 Post-Mortem

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Mike was at CES 2018 last week, and now for the third year in a row we've got our special episode of the podcast dedicated to looking at the best (and worst) innovations on show. As usual, he's joined by long-time CES veteran Rob Pegoraro...Show More Summary

Arnold & Porter Adds Ex-Sen. Dodd, Eli Lilly Litigation Chief

The firm started out the post-holiday workweek with a bang, hiring former Sen. Chris Dodd and senior pharma lawyer Steve Benz in Washington, D.C.       

Copyright Troll Gets Smacked Around By Court, As Judge Wonders If Some Of Its Experts Even Exist

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When last we checked in with Venice PI, the copyright troll claiming to hold rights to the movie Once Upon A Time In Venice and attempting to claim in court that a 91 year old man with dementia was part of a torrent swarm offering the movie who, oh by the way, had recently passed away, it was being lightly slapped around by judge Thomas Zilly. Show More Summary

These Trump Tweets Are 'Not Law,' Harvard Law Review Study Says

"The conviction that the tweets were not law is rooted in beliefs about what law does and should look like and how it is and should be made," the Harvard Law Review article said.       

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