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Why Not? AT&T Adds Its Name To The Pile Of Lawsuits Against The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

On Monday, the FCC's net neutrality rules officially went into the Federal Register, which was also known as the starters' gun for rushing to the courthouse to sue the FCC over those rules. Trade group USTelecom got there first withShow More Summary

Check out the video: "It's time to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts!"

Watch the video I recorded today with renowned personal injury attorney Mitch Jackson on the topic: “It's time to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts!” Suppressing legitimate claims Consumers can sign the petition to stop forced...Show More Summary

Female Supreme Court Justices Unite in Tribute to Sandra Day O'Connor

The U.S. Supreme Court's three female justices came together in Washington on Wednesday to pay tribute to retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and her legacy in the law, her work with women judges and her push to improve civic education.       

What Is the State of the U.S. Gun Business?

After several years of strong sales to civilians worried about new regulations, U.S. firearms makers have recently reported lower sales. The overall number of American households with guns is declining and demand for FBI background checks to purchase firearms has slowed.

Thermolife sues critic's blog for cybersquatting

2 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

A reader pointed me to this lawsuit, alleging cybersquatting against based on Thermolife's Muscle Beach marks. You may notice that this isn't really a domain name, but a blog hosted on WordPress. Show More Summary

Dismembered Protections

When we have come to the point that more than 330 abortion restrictions have been introduced in 43 states since January, it’s awfully hard to keep track of which are worth worrying about and which are merely variations on old themes....Show More Summary

Obtained Emails Show FBI, DOJ Fought Over Charges In Blackwater Shooting Case

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The DOJ and the FBI aren't seeing eye-to-eye -- and apparently haven't for years. The FBI has been stiff-arming the DOJ's Inspector General over the past several months, preventing him from doing his job of providing oversight for the DOJ's many law enforcement agencies. Show More Summary

Groping Conspiracy Thwarted, TSA Claims [Updated]

It still hasn't caught any terrorists, but it has managed to root out a conspiracy of gropers (maybe sub-conspiracy is a better term) within its own ranks, according to this report. After another employee reported that a screener atShow More Summary

Federal Judge Asserts Purview Over SEC Judge Challenges

A New York federal judge handed down a mixed ruling on Wednesday that could give some ammunition to the Securities and Exchange Commission in its controversial efforts to route more cases through its in-house court.

Non-Sequiturs: 04.15.15

Happy tax day! Let's take a moment to remember that the tax prep industry spends millions to keep taxes a confusing, unpleasant mess. [TaxProf Blog] "Since You Were Wondering, Judge Judy Is Having Amazing Sex" is the most goddamned horrifying headline of the year. Show More Summary

Big Thanks To All Of ATL’s Advertisers

We couldn't pay our taxes without the help of this (excellent and growing) roster of sponsors.

New Twitter Homepage For Lawyers Is Here

Will this get more users? Kevin O'Keefe of LexBlog has his doubts.

California Bill Would Require Libraries Post Scary Warning Signs Not To Do Infringy Stuff With 3D Printers

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For a few years now, folks like Michael Weinberg have been pretty vocal about warning the world not to screw up 3D printing by falling for the same copyright/patenting mistakes that are now holding back other creative industries. Trying to lock up good ideas is not a good idea. Show More Summary

The View From Up North: The Perfect Blend Of Law And Beauty

Columnist Steve Dykstra profiles Cià Gabriella Manes, who has two passions: practicing law and providing beauty and wellness advice.

Why Google’s Antitrust Problems Are Bigger in Europe

For Google, it's a tale of two antitrust regimes. In the United States, the company recently emerged from a 19-month Federal Trade Commission probe unscathed. But while the agency wrapped up its investigation, antitrust regulators in Europe have cranked up the tension. Show More Summary

Koei Tecmo Goes DMCA On DOA Modders For Undressing Its Already Scantily Clad Characters

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

I won't pretend to know every in and out of the Dead or Alive series. That's partially because I gave up fighting games once I hit junior high, and partially because my gaming habits tend to cleave to particular franchises generally and DoA wasn't amongst those I patronized. Show More Summary

Daily Deals: ibVPN Total Plan: 4-Yr Subscription

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

With more and more of our lives moving online, it's important to protect your privacy and VPNs offer a decent layer of protection. Today's deal gets you a 4 year subscription license to ibVPN for only $59 -- 84% off of the original price of $381. Show More Summary

How Do You Determine a Marketing Budget for Your Law Firm?

So you know that you need some marketing, right? Web sites, business cards, maybe a TV commercial or a radio jingle. That much is clear. What isn't so clear is how much you should spend on marketing. You want to spend enough that you get a quality product, but you're......

Do Lawyers Need Business Cards Anymore?

There's no worse feeling than going to a networking or social event, then forgetting your business cards. How gauche! How unprofessional! You have to resort to scribbling your email address on whatever scrap of paper you can find, while all the other lawyers compare business cards a la "American Psycho."......

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