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Remembering Dan Markel: FSU Holds Memorial for Slain Law Professor

Yesterday, Florida State University College of Law held a memorial service for the late Professor Dan Markel. In addition to teaching, Markel was a well-known legal blogger who founded the widely read PrawfsBlawg.Markel, 41, was shot and killed in his garage in Tallahassee, Florida, on July 18. His murder remains......

2nd Cir. Caught Making Copy-and-Paste Snafus ... Again

Hey, we all do it, right? We reuse old legal documents to save time and money, typically clients' money. And once in a while, you'll forget to change a name or a gender-based pronoun somewhere around page 12. It happens. But this goes a bit further than that: The Second......

PG&E's Friendly Emails to Regulators: 3 Lessons

Wait, so you're not allowed to send cute, overly familiar emails to the regulatory board that is going to decide how much your company gets dinged for blowing up a bunch of houses and killing some peeps a few years back, demanding that you get a more lenient administrative law......

NYPD Twitter Class Teaches Cops Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

The New York Police Department's commanders are highly trained veterans capable of wrangling hardened criminals. Now they are getting training in how to share their thoughts in 140 characters.

Today’s Tech: A Transactional, Virtual Attorney And Her Mobile Devices

How can mobile devices give lawyers the flexibility and 24/7 access they need to run their practices on the fly?

Technology and the 4th Amendment: Past, Present, and Future

Today is Constitution Day, and even though the Bill of Rights isn't technically part of the original Constitution, the two have become inseparable.Earlier this week, the FindLaw blog team discussed our favorite amendments, and I mentioned that the Fourth was mine. Of course, since the Bill of Rights was passed......

New Company Transparency Reports Help Quantify DMCA Abuse

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's a sign of the times that online companies’ transparency reports are starting to include a new section: the Hall of Shame. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is the latest to do so, highlighting examples of copyright and trademark...Show More Summary

Simple Networking Tips to Overcome Shyness

As we get closer to the holiday season (yeah, they’ll be here sooner than you think), it means there will be more and more networking opportunities.  A lot of lawyers, including yours truly, are not always comfortable in every setting.  However, these events can be very important to developing business for one’s practice, and should... Continue Reading

Mental Illness and the Law

Friend of blog and employment law scholar Brian Clarke (Charlotte) is featured in the Wall Street Journal Law Blog. The piece provides an extremely interesting and heartfelt look at the “dark side” of being an attorney -- highlighting the high...

Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

I wanted to pass along an excellent opportunity for students interested in the study of labor law and dedicated to improving the lives of workers. The Major League Baseball Players Trust will award up to five $10,000 scholarships under the...

Reinventing The Law Business: A ‘Profits Per Partner’ Emancipation Plan

What are the many advantages of not fixating on Profits Per Partner as a law firm metric?

Scalia’s Liberal Streak

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is one of the most conservative justices of all time, a man who proudly boasts of his reactionary jurisprudence and flaunts his connection to the Republican elite. But every once in a while, Scalia’s...Show More Summary

Assorted Stupidity #66

You'd like to think people wouldn't need these reminders anymore, but let's try it one more time: (1) always wear your seatbelt, no matter where in the vehicle you're sitting; and (2) never light the driver's armpit hair on fire...          Related Stories Assorted Stupidity #65 Assorted Stupidity #64 Assorted Stupidity #63  

Only Surviving Recording Of The Very First Superbowl Is Because A Fan Recorded It, But You Can't See It, Because Copyright

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've written a few times in the past about how the entertainment industry's woeful job of preserving and archiving old works has resulted in culture being lost -- but also how unauthorized copies (the proverbial "damn dirty pirates") have at least saved a few such treasures from complete destruction. Show More Summary

Criminal Intellectual Property Prosecutions and Corporate Police Work

Hiring a former FBI agent to work up an investigation has got to be cheaper than hiring a law firm to litigate.

Morning Docket: 09.18.14

In light of today’s vote on Scottish independence, here’s an article on the opportunities for the legal industry if Scotland breaks free. [Business For Scotland] What are the biggest pet peeves of corporate counsel. Surprise, surprise, billing “surprises” makes the list. Show More Summary

140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 18, 2014: Legal observers worry future judicial appointments will be done in secret Lawyers and Pricing Part 3 Woman’s virginity worth $5,000, Chinese...Show More Summary

An Inconsistent Mess: Government Documents Reveal Ineffective and Inconsistent Policies Amid Widespread Demands for Subscriber Information

One day after NDP MP Charmaine Borg received a government response to her request for more data on subscriber requests and disclosures, Liberal MP Irwin Cotler received a response to his request for information. While there is some overlap...Show More Summary

Defense Verdict in Post-Koken UM Case Upheld

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In Senese v. Liberty Mutual, Inc., No. 13-5139 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 19, 2014 Schiller, J.),the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied a Plaintiff's post-trial motions after a defense verdict in a UM jury trial. Show More Summary

No Strict Liability in Dog Bite Cases

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the recent Lycoming County decision in the case of Warner v. Campbell, PICS Case No. 14-1352 (C.P. Lycoming Co. Aug. 4, 2014 Anderson, J.), the court granted a defendant's motion to dismiss a plaintiff's strict liability medical expenses...Show More Summary

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