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We Have Met the Problem. Guess Who?

Here is chapter I contributed to the Hackademic 2018 book, Anti-Social Media?: The Impact on Journalism and Society. I’ve used various ideas in this in other posts recently. I’m leaving the British  spelling because it just might make me seem smarter.  In all the urgent debate about regulating, investigating, and even breaking up internet companies, we have lost sight of the problem we are trying to confront: not technology but instead human behaviour on it, the bad acts of some (small)...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Publishing, Germany, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Society, Silicon Valley, Luther, BetaWorks, John Borthwick, Google News, New York University, Erasmus


“If you’re football, hockey or soccer, the insurance business doesn’t want you.”

Not just football in its various forms with its known concussion dangers, but other games too face an insurance drought, especially as regards youth participation: “Overall, I think that there is a real threat to the viability of contact sports.” [Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, ESPN] Tags: football, schools, sports
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Football, Sports, Schools, Steve Fainaru, Mark Fainaru Wada


Facing a World of Trouble, Trump Tries Normal

In past presidencies, Jan. 19’s events might have seemed normal. President Donald Trump began his Saturday on a bitterly cold tarmac in Delaware, paying his respects to the remains of four Americans killed in Syria. He ended it staring into a teleprompter, offering to make a deal with Democrats in a broadcast announcement from the…
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Delaware


Cutthroat doings in Miami real estate

Of most interest for our purposes for the criminal-law consequences: “’Classic resolution of a lawsuit before it’s filed,’ he told the jury. But the argument didn’t fly: in the end, the jury returned with a unanimous verdict … of extortion.” [Mark Seal, Vanity Fair] Tags: Florida, legal extortion, real estate, settlement
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Law, Uncategorized, Miami, Settlement, Legal Extortion


Legalweek Preview: Diversity in Legal in the Wake of #MeToo

Diversity has long been widely discussed in the legal industry. In the past year, however, new questions have been raised about equality in the profession, driven by prominent movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. Even as stories continue to pour out of Hollywood and elsewhere, the legal industry is confronting difficult questions about whether women in law firms, or in the legal profession in general, receive equal representation and treatment. This is one in a series of posts previewing the u...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Law, Time, Uncategorized, Pearson, Goodwin Procter LLP, Bob Ambrogi, Duane Morris, Drinker Biddle, Patrick Fuller, Steve Kovalan, Legalweek Preview, GCFC US Enterprise Commercial Microsoft, Ann Kappler, External Affairs Prudential Financial


Defense Department Warns About Climate Change Impacts to Armed Forces and Bases

Rising seas could inundate coastal bases and wildfires could threaten inland
Tags: News, Climate Change, Uncategorized, Military, Onetime


My Client Resigned From the White House. It’s Time for Trump to Think About His Children and Do the Same

Impeachment should be far from the President's only concern
Tags: News, Law, White House, Uncategorized, Onetime, Time for Trump


These Are the Americans Who Were Killed in Syria This Week

Three of the four Americans killed in a bomb blast in Syria on Wednesday have been identified. The Department of Defense said Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Farmer; Shannon Kent, a sailor assigned to Cryptologic Warfare Activity 66; and Scott Wirtz, an operations support specialist with the Defense Intelligence Agency, died as a result…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Department Of Defense, Syria, Military, Defense Intelligence Agency, Onetime, Jonathan Farmer, Shannon Kent, Scott Wirtz


Legalweek Preview: Diversity in Legal in the Wake of #MeToo

Diversity has long been widely discussed in the legal industry. In the past year, however, new questions have been raised about equality in the profession, driven by prominent movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. Even as stories continue to pour out of Hollywood and elsewhere, the legal industry is confronting difficult questions about whether women in law firms, or in the legal profession in general, receive equal representation and treatment. This is one in a series of posts previewing the u...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Law, Time, Uncategorized, Pearson, Goodwin Procter LLP, Duane Morris, Drinker Biddle, Patrick Fuller, Steve Kovalan, Legalweek Preview, GCFC US Enterprise Commercial Microsoft, Ann Kappler, External Affairs Prudential Financial, Andy Yoo


Liability roundup

Legislative relief finally in sight in Florida’s assignment of benefits mess? [Michael Moline, Florida Politics, Insurance Journal on this Insurance Information Institute white paper, Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida and more, Rocco English, Florida Daily, earlier] Update on 2018 developments in civil justice [Mark Behrens and Christopher Appel, Federalist Society] “Costs and Compensation of the U.S. Tort System” for 2016 [U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform] In first case to reac...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, Law, Uncategorized, Insurance, Tort Reform, State Farm, Arbitration, U S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, wayward Republicans, Mark Behrens, Julia Marsh, John McGinnis Law, Daniel Fisher Legal NewsLine Forbes, Jim Beck, Judicial Elections


SAGlobal to Acquire LexisOne, Combine with Legal360, Merging Practice Management and CRM

SAGlobal will acquire the LexisOne cloud-based practice management application from LexisNexis, according to an agreement the two companies planned to announce tomorrow. SAGlobal had notified me of the news earlier today on the condition that I agree to an embargo and not publish it until tomorrow morning. Since then, however, Legal IT Insider broke the story. SAGlobal will combine LexisOne with its Legal360 client relationship management (CRM) software to create an integrated, cloud-based pract...
Tags: UK, Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Atlanta, ERP, LexisNexis, Microsoft Dynamics, Dynamics, Bob Ambrogi, McIsaac, Whit McIsaac


Thomson Reuters, Long A Mainstay At ABA TECHSHOW, Withdraws As Exhibitor

For as long as I can remember in attending the American Bar Association’s annual TECHSHOW conference, one constant has persisted: the prominent presence in the exhibit hall of Thomson Reuters or its predecessor West Publishing Company. This year, that will change. When TECHSHOW opens Feb. 27 in Chicago, Thomson Reuters will not be among the exhibitors. Thomson Reuters confirmed this week that it will not exhibit at TECHSHOW this year. Last year, it spent $137,000 to exhibit at TECHSHOW. Even so,...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Techshow, Alm, Abbott, Burke, Vermeulen, Bob Ambrogi, Christy Burke, Burke Company, Michael Abbott


Episode 24: What Does the Federal Government Shutdown Mean for Legal Information?

With the partial government shutdown approaching one month, Marlene and Greg attempt to make some sense of what this means for those of us who rely upon the information produced by the US Government. On this episode, we have an extended talk with Emily Feltren, Director of Government Relations at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) to uncover what’s working and what’s shutdown. While the federal courts are still functioning, they are running on borrowed time, and are scheduled to r...
Tags: Security, Podcast, Florida, Law, Uncategorized, US, Aaron Swartz, Pew Research Center, Forbes, Moss, Joel, Greg, Aaron, OMB, Law Librarians, American Association of Law Libraries AALL


President Trump’s Plans to Boost Missile Defense Could Spark an Arms Race

President Donald Trump ripped yet another page from Cold War strategy books Thursday by directing the Pentagon to look into developing a constellation of space-based sensors and interceptors that could stop missiles before they reach the United States. “We will de­stroy every type of mis­sile at­tack against any Amer­i­can tar­get, whether before or af­ter launch,”…
Tags: News, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Military, United States, Foreign Policy, Nuclear Weapons, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump


SAGlobal to Acquire LexisOne, Combine with Legal360, Merging Practice Management and CRM

SAGlobal will acquire the LexisOne cloud-based practice management application from LexisNexis, according to an agreement the two companies planned to announce tomorrow. SAGlobal had notified me of the news earlier today on the condition that I agree to an embargo and not publish it until tomorrow morning. Since then, however, Legal IT Insider broke the story. SAGlobal will combine LexisOne with its Legal360 client relationship management (CRM) software to create an integrated, cloud-based pract...
Tags: UK, Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Atlanta, ERP, LexisNexis, Microsoft Dynamics, Dynamics, McIsaac, Whit McIsaac


When Will Women Lawyers Finally Get Their Due? Not In My Lifetime

Maybe someday, and I will be taking a dirt nap then, women of distinction and achievement in our profession will not be labelled the “first” of whatever.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized


Thomson Reuters, Long A Mainstay At ABA TECHSHOW, Withdraws As Exhibitor

For as long as I can remember in attending the American Bar Association’s annual TECHSHOW conference, one constant has persisted: the prominent presence in the exhibit hall of Thomson Reuters or its predecessor West Publishing Company. This year, that will change. When TECHSHOW opens Feb. 27 in Chicago, Thomson Reuters will not be among the exhibitors. Thomson Reuters confirmed this week that it will not exhibit at TECHSHOW this year. Last year, it spent $137,000 to exhibit at TECHSHOW. Even so,...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Techshow, Alm, Abbott, Burke, Vermeulen, Christy Burke, Burke Company, Michael Abbott, CLOC


Fifth Circuit: Apple not liable for crash of driver reading texts

“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has a rejected a products liability claim against Apple alleging that a woman’s neurobiological response to looking at a text message on her iPhone 5 while behind the wheel was the cause of a car crash that killed two people and paralyzed a child.” [John Council/Texas Lawyer, Tim Cushing/TechDirt; Meador v. Apple] Tags: Apple, cellphones, deep pocket, Fifth Circuit
Tags: Apple, Law, Uncategorized, Cellphones, Fifth Circuit, U S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Deep Pocket, Meador, John Council Texas Lawyer Tim Cushing TechDirt


“Man Locked in Burger King Bathroom for an Hour Wants Free Whoppers for Life”

By most injury-suit standards, it’s hardly exorbitant: “Curtis Brooner is only seeking $9,026.16. That is still a lot given the nature of the alleged injury, namely being locked for an hour in the bathroom of a Burger King in Wood Village, Oregon. … Here, though, it’s not the amount but how it was calculated: Mr. Brooner is demanding the equivalent of one Whopper meal per week for the duration of his remaining life expectancy, which he and his attorney estimate will be another 22 years.” [Kevin...
Tags: Law, Restaurants, Uncategorized, Burger King, Damages, Emotional Distress, Kevin Underhill, Wood Village Oregon, Curtis Brooner, Brooner


A Deadly Suicide Blast in Syria Shows the Battle Against ISIS Is Far From Over

An explosion on a bustling downtown street killed several U.S. servicemembers on routine foot patrol inside the Syrian city of Manbij, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday. The attack, claimed by ISIS, comes less than one month after President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced he would withdraw all American forces from the war-ravaged country. The deadly…
Tags: Isis, News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Manbij


U.S. military says American troops killed in Syria blast claimed by IS

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT — The U.S. military says a number of service members were killed Wednesday in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria — the first instance of U.S. casualties since President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the country last month. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the rare morning attack in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij in northern Syria, saying one of its members carried out a suicide attack and detonated hi...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Defense, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Soccer, Military, Terrorism, Donald Trump, Beirut, Trump, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


U.S. Service Members Killed in Explosion During Routine Patrol in Syria

The number of Americans killed has not yet been confirmed
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Onetime


January 16 roundup

The two new heads of the judiciary committees in the Pennsylvania legislature are nonlawyers, and the legal community appears to be fine with that [Max Mitchell, Legal Intelligencer] Long after his downfall in one of the worst U.S. legal scandals in years, Stan Chesley was still listed as holding an honored position at a major charity until a reporter started calling [Josh Nathan-Kazis, Forward, I’m quoted; update (Chesley’s name removed)] National security restrictions form an important pa...
Tags: Technology, Maryland, Law, Uncategorized, Georgia, Copyright, Pennsylvania, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Baltimore, Mike Masnick, Clark, Carl Malamud, Chesley, Daubert, Free Trade


Startup’s New Messaging App for Lawyers Offers Security and Storage

A Chicago-area startup founded by a lawyer who was concerned about his inability to securely message with colleagues and clients today launched a secure messaging app for iOS and Android that is designed to meet the security needs of legal professionals. Call EIE Legal, the app provides lawyers with a secure, encrypted method of mobile information exchange and an archived, unalterable record of those communications, stored encrypted in the cloud, not on the device. Founder David M. Buddingh say...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, Michael, Naperville, Bob Ambrogi, ABA Techshow, EIE, David M Buddingh, EIE Legal, David M Buddingh David S Buddingh


Here’s the Note Coast Guard Members Got on Their First-Ever Day Without Pay

It's the first time in history that American military service members have not been paid during a shutdown
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Military, Onetime


I’ve Talked With Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know

Author Laurie Halse Anderson shares her insights into what we aren't telling our boys
Tags: Books, News, Uncategorized, Society, Laurie Halse Anderson


Startup’s New Messaging App for Lawyers Offers Security and Storage

A Chicago-area startup founded by a lawyer who was concerned about his inability to securely message with colleagues and clients today launched a secure messaging app for iOS and Android that is designed to meet the security needs of legal professionals. Call EIE Legal, the app provides lawyers with a secure, encrypted method of mobile information exchange and an archived, unalterable record of those communications, stored encrypted in the cloud, not on the device. Founder David M. Buddingh say...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, Michael, Naperville, ABA Techshow, EIE, David M Buddingh, EIE Legal, David M Buddingh David S Buddingh


Here’s the Recording of My Guest Spot on the final episode of ‘This Week in Law’

I had the great pleasure to be a guest last week on the final episode of This Week in Law, the video podcast that Denise Howell has hosted for 12 years, most recently with cohosts Stefan Szpajda and Matt Curtis. If you missed the live broadcast, the recording is now available to view. This week’s episode, Odious Buffoons (no doubt a reference to the guest), was the show’s last. We rounded up a variety of topics in the news: including remix culture copyright, strangers may be watching your Ring v...
Tags: Apple, Google, Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Bob Ambrogi, Denise Howell, Matt Curtis, Stefan Szpajda


Here’s the Recording of My Guest Spot on the final episode of ‘This Week in Law’

I had the great pleasure to be a guest last week on the final episode of This Week in Law, the video podcast that Denise Howell has hosted for 12 years, most recently with cohosts Stefan Szpajda and Matt Curtis. If you missed the live broadcast, the recording is now available to view. This week’s episode, Odious Buffoons (no doubt a reference to the guest), was the show’s last. We rounded up a variety of topics in the news: including remix culture copyright, strangers may be watching your Ring v...
Tags: Apple, Google, Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Denise Howell, Matt Curtis, Stefan Szpajda


3 Questions For A Biglaw Challenger (Part II)

Lawyers at Pierce Bainbridge will tell you that they've never had so much fun practicing law.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Intellectual Property, Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Gaston Kroub, Pierce Bainbridge, David Hecht



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