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How To Stanch The Flow Of Blood When Lateral Moves Are Afoot

What should you do when attorneys at your firm start fleeing like rats off a sinking ship?

alt.legal: Why Is There No YouTube For Legal?

Columnist Ed Sohn of alt.legal interviews Suzanne Natbony, co-founder and CEO of LawTake.

Is Litigation Finance Right for Your Client?

Here are the factors for you to consider, according to Lake Whillans Litigation Finance.

Will Law Firm Publishing Become Solely A Wire Service?

Columnist Kevin O'Keefe ponders the future of legal publishing.

Associate Bonus Watch: A July Bonus Memo?

Isn't it a bit early to be talking about 2015 bonuses?

Guest Post - Just the Fax, Ma’am

While Bexis is on vacation, here is a guest post to take up some of the slack. Our guest blogger today is Henry Pietrkowski, a partner in Reed Smith's Chicago office. This one's a little different. It's about the impace of a 1991 federal...Show More Summary

How America Can Prosecute More Poachers Like the Alleged Lion Killer

Outrage continues to spread over Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer’s alleged killing of a lion in Zimbabwe, with new evidence emerging that Palmer may have also hunted several endangered species—including a leopard and white rhinoceros. Show More Summary

Have You Been the Victim of Negligent Security?

Negligent security provided by property owners is all too common and can cause significant injuries to innocent and unsuspecting people. In Florida, property owners and occupiers must exercise reasonable care to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. Show More Summary

New TSA Administrator to Explain How Agency Will Fail Differently From Now On

Good news, you guys—the TSA finally has a new administrator, a man who is said to be a smart and capable leader who should be able to develop new and creative ways in which the agency will fail. Vice-Admiral Peter...          Related...Show More Summary

American Accused of Killing Cecil the Lion Says He Didn’t Know Hunt Was Illegal

As two Zimbabweans accused of helping an American dentist track and kill Zimbabwe's most famous lion appeared in court there on Wednesday, the hunter sought to push back against a wave of public opprobrium.

Study Of Spain's 'Google Tax' On News Shows How Much Damage It Has Done

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may recall, governments across Europe, generally at the behest of traditional newspaper publishers, have been pushing for what they call an "ancillary copyright," but which is much better referred to as a "snippet tax" or a "link tax." Or, if people are being honest: a Google News tax. Show More Summary

Canada Opens Incumbent Fiber Networks To Competition, Cue The Hysteria

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Canadian regulators last week did something that U.S. regulators have long only paid lip service to: they opened up incumbent fiber networks to competition. The CRTC's new ruling notes that incumbent ISPs will need to give smaller ISPs "disaggregated" access to the end user at a regional point of access relatively close to the consumer. Show More Summary

Australian Police Raid Bookseller Over Copies Of A Book First Published 24 Years Ago

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Considering the sort of potentially-offensive content the average Internet holds, it's almost charmingly quaint when this sort of thing happens. Mr Lake said the police were very gentle when they arrived and asked that the book be removed from the shelf. Show More Summary

Wordpress Takes A Stand Against Abusive DMCA Takedown Notices; Others Should Pay Attention

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Automattic, the company behind blogging platform Wordpress, continues to prove that just because the issuing of DMCA takedown notices has largely been handed over to automated processes, the response doesn't need to be similarly robotic. Show More Summary

Doobie Brothers Vs. The Doobie Decimal System In Trademark Battle

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You just can't have a little clever fun anymore. With all the hoops cover bands have to jump through just to ply their craft, I had never really considered that one cover band might get into a trademark scuffle over the band's name.Show More Summary

DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorders

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the EEOC read Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination to cover employment discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status. Now, DOJ’s Civil Division is trying to use its reading of Title VII...

Morning Wrap: Two Bar Associations Oppose 'Slants' Trademark | Threats Case Over Abortion Clinic Revived

Two Asian American Bar Associations are siding against an Asian-American rock band that wants to register its name as "The Slants." A federal appeals court revives a civil threats case against a woman who sent a threatening letter to a doctor who planned to open an abortion clinic in Kansas. Show More Summary

4th Circuit denies rehearing in In re GNC

2 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

:(If this ruling sticks and is actually applied in Lanham Act cases (something of which I am uncertain), then the resulting circuit split would probably justify Supreme Court review, given the Court's newfound interest in 43(a)(1)(B). http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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