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Comcast Sued For Misleading Fees It Claims Are Just Its Way Of Being 'Transparent'

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In addition to vanilla price hikes and usage caps and overage penalties, ISPs have spent the last few years borrowing a tactic from the banking industry to covertly jack up the advertised price of broadband service: the completely nonsensical hidden fee. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 10.19.16

The LSAT may be "destroy[ing] socioeconomic diversity" in law schools. Will a low score on the Logic Games section of the LSAT keep you from becoming employed as a lawyer? Probably not, but it may keep you from attending a top law school, unless you can afford an expensive LSAT tutor, and many prospective law students are priced out from the get-go. Show More Summary

Carl Oppedahl on ITUs and specimens of use

3 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Good practical advice showing the function of an ITU in stabilizing priority.

Cherry and Aloisi on "Dependent Contractors" in Canada, Italy, and Spain

As some debate whether to add “dependent contractor” to the set of worker classifications ({employee, independent contractor}) in the US, a new working paper looks to the experience of Canada, Italy, and Spain: Miriam Cherry and Antonio Aloisi, “‘Dependent Contractors’...

October 19 roundup

“Nobody wanted to vote ‘against’ 9/11 families in an election year.” Which led to a series of absurd consequences when Congress took up Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA [Lowering the Bar, earlier here, here, etc.]Show More Summary

Pam Geller Doubles Down On Claims That Facebook Removing Her Posts Is Section 230-Enabled 'Government Censorship'

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Pam Geller has decided there's nothing like grabbing more shovels when you're already in a hole. [And that means it's time for notable "leftist publication" Techdirt to crank out another "little hit piece" filled with "hyperbole andShow More Summary

Surprise: Now Even Australia's Biggest Business Organization Says It Has Doubts About TPP

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As Techdirt has reported, the few studies into the economic impact of TPP that exist show that there is likely to be vanishingly small benefit for most countries. The Australian Council of Trade Unions, representing 1.6 million workers...Show More Summary

5 Tips For Executing Major M&A Transactions

Advice for in-house counsel on how to handle some of the most important events in a company's existence.

Akamai: 12-Year-Old SSH Vulnerability Fueling Internet-Of-Broken-Things DDoS Attacks, And Worse

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've increasingly covered how the "internet of poorly secured things" has contributed to a rise in larger DDoS attacks than ever before. The barely-there security standards implemented by companies more interested in hype than quality...Show More Summary

11th Circuit Deals a Major Blow to Age Discrimination Suits

Employers accused of discriminating on the basis of age in hiring just got some good news from the Eleventh Circuit. Earlier this month, the circuit ruled that only employees, and not job applicants, may bring disparate impact age discrimination claims. The split en banc decision is a significant blow......

A Very Lawyerly Debate Drinking Game

Has this election cycle driven you to drink? Don't worry, you're not alone. You can take comfort in knowing that it will all be over soon, though. Tomorrow marks the last presidential debate before voters go to the polls. After the debate, there are less than 20 days until......

SCOTUS to the World: Do as I Say, Not as I Do?

When it comes to its decisions on ethics, judicial recusals, even civil rights, is the Supreme Court being hypocritical, creating one standard for lower courts and another for itself? That's the argument Gabe Roth, executive director of Fix the Court, made in a recent New York Times op-ed. Roth......

Non-Sequiturs: 10.18.16

Justice Sotomayor with a sharp dissent in a death penalty case. [Empirical SCOTUS] The Kardashians are in more legal hot water -- this time over the accessibility of their store's website. [The Fashion Law] This is why listening is an essential skill for lawyers. Show More Summary

10 Things To Know About Labor And Employment Law

What are the best and worst aspects of practicing in this field?

Reputation Management Company Linked To Bogus Libel Lawsuits Now Hyping Its Anti-Cyberbullying Skills

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Fake lawsuits featuring fake plaintiffs filed against fake defendants and hustled past judges to secure court orders demanding delisting by search engines: that's the new face of reputation management, apparently. Paul Alan Levy, along...Show More Summary

A Tale Of Two Studies On How Solos Practice

Two reports on solo and small practice provide key insights, and yet both miss the whole picture.

Women And The Panopticon Of The Law (Part 3): ‘A Working Mother Must Be A General’

Some insights on what columnist Jayne Backett sees working and not working in the context of juggling family and a demanding career.

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