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That Story About Uber Tracking People After They Deleted The App? Yeah, That's Not Really Accurate

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Have you heard the story about how Uber was tracking ex-users even after they had deleted the app from their phone? You'd have to be living under a rock to have missed it. It came from a fascinating NY Times profile of Uber's CEO/founder...Show More Summary

Daily Deal: The Ultimate Learn to Code 2017 Bundle

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The $49 Ultimate Learn to Code 2017 Bundle is over 80 hours of immersive and multi-faceted programming education at your fingertips. The ten courses cover Ruby on Rails, Python, Java, HTML5 and more. You will have gained a wide breadth...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Refuses To Extend Tribal Immunity To Casino Limo Driver

The Supreme Court refuses to extend tribal immunity to a limo driver ferrying passengers to the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut.

Biglaw Divided On How To Deal With Technology

Technology is coming, and Biglaw is trying to get ready.

Troubled Law School, Under Investigation By State Attorney General, Hopes Betsy DeVos Will Come To Its Rescue

You'd think that nothing else could possibly go wrong for this embattled law school -- but you'd be wrong.

Senate ID Cards Use A Photo Of A Chip Rather Than An Actual Smart Chip

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Our government isn't exactly known for its security chops, but in a letter sent recently from Senator Ron Wyden to two of his colleagues who head the Committee on Rules & Administration, it's noted that (incredibly), the ID cards used by Senate Staffers only appear to have a smart chip in them. Show More Summary

Unstructured Data, Text Documents, And The Attorneys of Tomorrow

Attorneys need to look at how the insights from non-traditional data analytics can complement their own skill sets.

Wrongly Affirmed Without Opinion: At the Supreme Court

Shore v. Lee (Supreme Court 2017) In a new petition for writ of certiorari, patent attorney and inventor Michael Shore has challenged the propriety of the Federal Circuit’s continued approach of affirming patent office decisions without...Show More Summary

Beyond Biglaw: Ivanka’s Trumptastic Trademarks

What lessons can we learn from Ivanka Trump's trademark strategy?

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Tuesday April 25, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law. The amount payable to wrongfully dismissed employee depends on length of employment, age salary and several other factors. Show More Summary

Australian Copyright Scandal Points to the Need for Greater Oversight of Copyright Collectives

The Australian copyright community has been shocked by a scandal involving the Copyright Agency, a copyright collective that diverted millions of dollars intended for authors toward a lobbying and advocacy fund designed to fight against potential fair use reforms. Show More Summary

Canada Rushes To Defend Net Neutrality As The U.S. Moves To Dismantle It

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Here in the States, regulators and Congress are preparing to gut our existing net neutrality rules -- replacing them with the policy equivalent of wet tissue paper. In Canada, regulators are taking the complete opposite tack, last week...Show More Summary

My IP collection widens

2 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Today: Lardashe jeans--it's quite possible they'd even fit me: Jordache Enters. v. Hogg Wyld (10th Cir. 1987) http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Morning Docket: 04.25.17

Who says you can never go home again? Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel under President Obama, return to Kirkland & Ellis. [Law.com] The Biglaw scandal that just keeps giving and giving and giving... The Dewey retrial nears its end. Show More Summary

Centre County Court Confirms That Bad Faith Statute Does Not Apply to Carrier's Conduct in Litigation Process As a Legal Adversary

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the recent decision in the case of Hardy v. Erie Insurance Exchange, No. 2012-CV-2059 (C.P. Centre Co. March 7, 2017, Ruest, J.), the court addressed cross-motions for summary judgment in an automobile accident matter. The case more specifically centered around property damage claims, medical expenses claims along with related bad faith claims. Show More Summary

Former Spies' Dubious Claim: Release Of NSA's Windows Exploits Has Seriously Harmed National Security

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Shadow Brokers' attempted firesale of NSA exploits didn't go well. After early leaks failed to pique buyers' interest, SB decided to start handing over the agency's hacking tools to the general public. The most recent dump was the most interesting. Show More Summary

Back at SCOTUS: limits to state court jurisdiction

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument Tuesday (today) on Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court and BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, enabling it to revisit its line of cases (especially Daimler AG v. Bauman, 2014) setting limits to state court jurisdiction. Show More Summary

How regulation drives up housing costs in Minnesota

“Outside coastal states like New York and California, the Twin Cities was No. 1 in housing costs among the nation’s 20 largest metro areas, according to 2014 U.S. Census data. And they have remained at or near the top of other cost-comparison surveys since then. Show More Summary

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