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FBI Can Hack Your Computer, Court Rules

Imagine you drove your car into a bad part of town, parked on the side of the street, and walked away to go eat dinner. When you came back, you discovered that thieves broke your car's windows and stole your backpack and mobile device hidden in the trunk. How would......

Hacked? Make Sure to Notify Your Customers!

Your company will be hacked. It's as certain as death and taxes. In light of this, what the diligent in-house attorney can do is make sure all of the company's affairs and records are in order. If a government investigation takes place, you should be ready. Below we cover data......

CA Unaccredited Law School Closing, Leaves Positive Legacy

Besides having the hardest bar exam of the states, California also has the greatest concentration of unaccredited law schools in the nation. And in the rank-obsessed world of law, this is not a good reputation to have. Well, one of those schools has announced that it will be enrolling its......

ACLU Files Challenge To CFAA Over Blocking Research Into Discrimination Online

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There's been a lot of talk lately about the possibility of discrimination being built into the algorithms that determine our lives. In the past year, multiple publications have discussed what happens when algorithms are racist in a time when algorithms decide more and more of our lives. Show More Summary

US Intelligence Agencies To Americans Travelling Abroad: Trust No One, Use Burner Phones, They're All Out To Get You

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has been going through something of an awkward phase the last few years. The Office, which is a part of the White House, and is supposed to direct and coordinate various parts...Show More Summary

NRA Trademark Complaint Over Yes Men Parody Takes Down 38,000 Websites

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You may have seen last week a website called, which was an impressively detailed parody site, pretending to be from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gunmaker Smith & Wesson about a "buy one, give one" handgun...Show More Summary

Playing The Lawyer Card

Sadly, playing the lawyer card can be necessary even with members of your own team.

Today’s Tech: Lessons For Law Firms From A Tech Company

Take a cue from the technology culture and revamp your law office to provide a more flexible, comfortable, and relaxing environment.

Another Firm Raises Salaries For First-Year Associates Only

$180,000 for first-year associates does not, necessarily, mean the firm has matched Cravath.

Daughter of First MLB Lobbyist Introduces Bill To Make Sure Minor Leaguers Continue To Live In Poverty

These Congresspeople want to codify that minor leaguers are not entitled to minimum wage or overtime.

Another Terrorist Watchlist Leaks, This One Compiled By Thomson Reuters

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Another terrorism-related database has leaked -- this one produced by an entity best known for its news agency. Security researcher Chris Vickery first unveiled it on Reddit. A few years ago, Thomson Reuters purchased a company for $530 million. Show More Summary

Kickbacks And Legal Tricks Are Protecting Mega-ISPs From Apartment Broadband Competition

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you live in an apartment complex, there's still a pretty good chance you've only got the choice of one broadband provider, thanks in part to payola schemes between owners and ISPs preventing competitors from entering the building....Show More Summary

Actually Good News for Women Edition

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LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily Law Fact from Wise Law for Thursday June 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Will sand Estates A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 30, 2016 at 6:36am PDT Estate property over $200,000 is divided between the deceased’s spouse and children, in proportions that depend on the number of surviving children. Show More Summary

Bob McDonnell Is Responsible For A Lowered Crime Rate

The Supreme Court decides that at least one person gets to avoid prison.

Morning Docket: 06.30.16

In case you haven't been keeping score like we have, these are the firms that recently raised salaries: Kaye Scholer, Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, and Kasowitz Benson. If you’re worried you’ve missed any of our coverage on pay raises, you can check out our omnibus 2016 salary chart where we collect these stories. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Session Promised Much, Delivered Little To Business

A Supreme Court session derailed by the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia delivered little certainty to businesses.

VW ‘Dieselgate’ Settlement Benefit Consumers, Environment

News of “Dieselgate” broke in the Fall 2014, when vaunted vehicle-maker Volkswagen was accused of dodging federal emissions laws by rigging its automobiles so they would pass smog tests. The summer of 2015 saw the scandal came to a dramatic climax as government lawyers made headlines by announcing a $14.7 billion settlement with the German... Show More Summary

You'll Never Guess Which Portmanteau Everyone Is Suddenly Trying To Trademark

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It had to happen. There was no avoiding it. It's quite common for individuals, and sometimes even businesses, to surf the wave of a popular news cycle and attempt to translate some story into a trademark to exploit. A good percentage...Show More Summary

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