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Canada’s National Digitization Plan Leaves Virtual Shelves Empty

Imagine going to your local library in search of Canadian books. You wander through the stacks but are surprised to find most shelves barren with the exception of books that are over a hundred years old. This sounds more like an abandoned...Show More Summary

Why Canada’s National Digitization Plan Falls Short

Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2016 as Ottawa Should Commit to Digitizing Canadian Heritage Imagine going to your local library in search of Canadian books. You wander through the stacks but are surprised to find most shelves...Show More Summary

Russian Censor Bans Comodo... Doesn't Realize Its Own Security Certificate Is From Comodo

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Russian government's state censorship organization, Roskomnadzor (technically its telecom regulator) has been especially busy lately as the government has continued to crack down on websites it doesn't like. However, as pointed out...Show More Summary

Salary Movement Trickles Down To Midwest Mainstay

Raises coming to a bunch of offices across the middle of the country.

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday July 26, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 26, 2016 at 6:31am PDT It is very difficult for employers to prove “just...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 07.26.16

Could it be? Could she really do such a thing? Rumor has it that Amal Clooney may be quitting her law firm job at Doughty Street Chambers to become a fashion designer for the likes of fashion house Oscar de la Renta. We may have more on this later today. Show More Summary

California Messed Up Its 'Baby Bar' and Traumatized Test Takers

News has gotten out that California's State Bar bungled the administration of its "baby bar" exam, adding to growing list of horror stories and scandals that hound the bar exam experience. This makes you wonder just how bad things can get before a reputation team is hired to burnish the......

Incentivizing creativity through suffering?

2 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Ana Swanson at the Washington Post reports on a study that appears to connect unhappiness with greater creativity. If we care about incentivizing creative output, should we therefore deliberately torment artists? Borowiecki’s analysis...Show More Summary

When Can a Justice Be Disqualified From Serving on the Supreme Court?

The Notorious RBG made herself a bit more notorious earlier this month, after she repeatedly criticized Donald Trump in the press, saying he was a "faker" and joking about moving to New Zealand should he become president. After a swift backlash from the left and the right, Justice Ginsburg......

Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA

2 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Christopher Robertson, A Trojan Horse? How Expansion of the First Amendment Threatens Much More than the Regulation of Off-Label Drugs, forthcoming, __ Ohio State Law Journal __ (2017) Abstract: Scholars, advocates, and courts have begun...Show More Summary

Handling Fee Splitting With an Outside Attorney

There is much confusion out there when it comes to ethically handling fees between lawyers. One of the most common scenarios involves a primary attorney (from the client's point of view) working with another attorney. But the arrangement has its ethical hazards and every practitioner should be aware of potential......

D.C. Circuit: DOJ Can Keep Prosecution Manual a Secret

Several years ago, Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska was criminally indicted on corruption charges but managed to slip by a conviction on what many consider a technicality. The case against him produced much debate about whether or not government lawyers were being properly trained in their ethical duties of disclosure.......

Tech Can Help Recover Thousands Lost to Law Firm Inefficiencies

Law firm inefficiencies don't just make legal work slower and more cumbersome, they also rob lawyers of income. Firms constantly write down hours for tasks that were spent inefficiently, reducing client bills for work that took too long to complete and taking potential income away from attorneys. Just how......

Declaratory Judgment Entered In Favor of Homeowner's Carrier on Intentional Acts Exclusion in Shooting Case

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Summary judgment was recently entered in favor of a carrier in a declaratory judgment action of Erie Insurance Exchange v. Moore, et al., No. CR 2014 - 4931 (C.P. Wash. Co. May 31, 2016 Emery, J.). The court entered summary judgmentShow More Summary

Failure to do anything to show damages leads to fee award in false advertising case

2 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Gravelle v. Kaba Ilco Corp., No.13-CV-642, 2016 WL 3920208 (E.D.N.C. Jul. 15, 2016) Bringing false advertising claims isn’t risk free for the plaintiff. Not only may the defendant scrutinize the plaintiff’s own advertising for counterclaims, attorney’s fee awards against a losing plaintiff are not unknown, and here’s one. Show More Summary

Will The FTC Investigate People & Companies Paid By Facebook To Use Facebook Live?

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In the last few months, Facebook Live has certainly become "a thing." Launched just recently, it was suddenly everywhere -- from the pure (but very viral) joy of Candace Payne and her Chewbacca mask to the live streaming of the tragic aftermath of Philando Castile being shot by a police officer in Minnesota. Show More Summary

Gotta regulate ’em all, cont’d: more on the law of Pokémon Go

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has “fired off a letter along with two Democratic colleagues demanding Pokémon Go explain what it does about how much data its users use playing the game.” [Ed Krayewski, Reason] “The Tax Aspects Of Pokémon Go” [Adam Thimmesch via Caron/TaxProf]. Show More Summary

How A Supreme Court Case On Cheerleader Costumes & Copyright Could Impact Prosthetic Hands And Much, Much More

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Every time this case has come up (and it's been bouncing around the courts for a while now), I've been meaning to write about it, but am only just getting around to it now that organizations are filing amici briefs with the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

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