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Bill Cosby's Lawyer Tries To Silence Journalists Covering The Cosby Rape Allegations

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In case you haven't read the news reports, Bill Cosby is having a terrible, no good, very bad few weeks. Ever since Hannibal Buress, a fellow comedian, brought up the fact that Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault and rape an...Show More Summary

Techdirt Podcast Episode 2: Privacy And User Control, With Brad Burnham

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week we launched our new Podcast. If you haven't yet subscribed, please do. You'll find all the episodes on Techdirt and on Soundcloud, though the best way is to subscribe via what ever podcatching software you use, so the file will magically show up for you when it's ready. Show More Summary My Overreaction To Potentially Sane Discovery Policies

What will the impact of "proportional" discovery be on the legal industry?

Utah Considers Bringing Back the Firing Squad

[wsj-video guid="3B0F9912-451A-4065-9DBD-83277053F752"] Utah is considering bringing back the firing squad, the latest state to  propose laws to revive older execution methods, in the event that lethal-injection becomes infeasible. Tennessee earlier this year passed a law allowing for use of the electric chair as a backup plan. Show More Summary

Five eDiscovery Lessons from Top Firms that Lawyers Can Implement Now

Above the Law has launched a brand new eDiscovery Resource Center in partnership with Recommind. Stay on top of the ever-changing eDiscovery and predictive coding landscape with our practical tips, insightful white papers, and webinars. The...Show More Summary

Sacrifices to the Second Amendment

A shooting at Florida State University on Thursday left three students wounded and the gunman dead. Witnesses describe a terrifying scene at a crowded library on campus just after midnight. It appears that campus police responded quickly and killed the shooter in a barrage of gunfire shortly after the incident was reported. Show More Summary

The Newest Field of E-Discovery: You

What does the human body have to do with e-discovery? A lot, potentially.

Crazy Public Domain Monkey Selfie Trademark Filing Gets Crazier: Filed By Someone Pretending To Be Haim Saban

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So, we recently posted a bizarre story in the form of a law school exam question involving the attempt to trademark a public domain monkey selfie using a photoshopped Gap catalog image. If that doesn't make sense to you, go read the original story. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Product Liability – Azzarello Is Dead, Long Live…?

Bexis is pretty pleased this morning. Almost eighteen years ago, to the day, he filed his first brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court challenging the negligence/strict liability dichotomy adopted in Azzarello v. Black Brothers Co., 391 A.2d 1020 (Pa. Show More Summary

Inspirational Lawyering Advice From Mike Tyson

What does Mike Tyson think is more important than money when it comes to lawyers?

Alleged FSU Shooter Was A Former Biglaw Associate

Reports link a lawyer to the FSU school shooting this morning.

Can Free Consultations Pay Off for Lawyers?

Smooth or crunchy? Sean Connery or Roger Moore? Free consultations or no? These are the debates that characterize our times. Because this is a legal blog, we're going to have to save the first two for another blog (although, off the record, the answers are "crunchy" and "Roger Moore"). We're......

Why Should Lawyers Care About the 'Serial' Podcast?

"Serial" is the hot new podcast that's taking the nation by storm. A spin-off of "This American Life," "Serial" is the story of Adnan Syed, a kid from a Baltimore suburb who was convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend in 1999. The show's creator, "TAL" producer Sarah Koenig, was......

How Many Lawyers Are on the Ferguson Commission and Who Are They?

On Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced 16 people would come together to form the Ferguson Commission, a panel appointed to help the community heal after the shooting death of Michael Brown. According to The Associated Press, two attorneys will sit on the Ferguson commission, along with pastors, a......

Mont.'s Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down by Federal Judge

Montana today became the 34th state to permit same-sex marriage after a federal district judge found the state's prohibition on gay marriage unconstitutional. For those keeping score at home, it's now one federal circuit and two district courts in favor of same sex marriage bans, as opposed to four circuits......

Michael Lewis Didn't Defame Wing Chau in 'The Big Short': 2nd Cir.

Michael Lewis' nonfiction book The Big Short, published in 2011, chronicled the 2008 financial crisis as seen through the eyes of some of the people involved in it, including the hedge fund managers who "shorted" (bet against) the market. In one chapter of the book, Steven Eisman, one of Lewis'......

Del. Court OKs Suit Against Zynga Directors for Alleged Self-Dealing

When you're the CEO of a new company, when is the time to sell your shares and make some actual cash? The answer is probably "not very soon" -- at least not so soon that it looks like there's some impropriety. Case in point: Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga, the......

The Latest News About Morgan Lewis’s Rescue Of Bingham McCutchen Lawyers

How many legal professionals from Bingham are being allowed aboard the Morgan Lewis lifeboat -- and on what terms?

Former Top NSA Exec Claims He Challenged The Bulk Phone Records Program... And Was Rebuffed

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The AP has a big story out claiming that, back in 2009, a "now-retired" but "senior NSA official" found out about the Section 215 program collecting bulk phone records from the telcos and argued that it went too far and should be stopped:...Show More Summary

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