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How far can you go in Pre-Suit Investigative Contacts with Opposing Parties?

By David Hricik, Mercer Law School I’m often asked questions about how far a lawyer can go (directly or through a private investigator) in determining the facts before filing suit. On the one hand, Rule 11 (and Section 285) require investigation; on the other, certain ethical rules limit the ability to do so. For example, Rule 4.2 precludes communicating about a “matter” with a person “represented by counsel” in it — and, a “matter” can exist before a suit is filed and, further, in the cases of ...
Tags: Law, Ethics, Xiaomi Inc, David Hricik, Mercer Law School, Dareltech LLC


Is it right to use intuition as evidence?

Dr. Smith is a wartime medic. Five injured soldiers are in critical need of organ transplants: one needs a heart, two need kidneys, and two need lungs. A sixth soldier has come in complaining of a toothache. Reasoning that it’s better that five people should live than one, Smith knocks out the sixth soldier with anesthetic, chops up his organs, and transplants them into his five other patients. In the chaos of the war, no one ever finds out. Does Smith act wrongly?It seems to me that Smith has d...
Tags: Books, Featured, Ethics, Philosophy, Mind, Morality, Smith, Moral Philosophy, Arts & Humanities, Error Theory, Right And Wrong, Intuitions, Nevin Climenhaga, Philosophical Reasoning, Timothy Williamson Herman Cappelen Max Deutsch, Jonathan Ichikawa


Trifecta adds Beyond Meat’s products to its organic prepared food delivery service

Organic meal delivery service Trifecta is partnering with Beyond Meat to bring the company’s plant-based meat replacements to its prepared meal and a la carte delivery service, the companies said today. Unlike its biggest competitor, Impossible Foods  (which chose to go a business-to-business route supplying its meat replacement to restaurants), Beyond Meat primarily went through the grocery store aisle to reach consumers. This marks the first time that prepared Beyond Meat foods will be a...
Tags: Meat, Food, TC, Diets, Articles, Tech, Usda, Ethics, Food And Drink, Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Fed, Meat Substitutes, Trifecta, Greg Connolly Trifecta


I invested in Facebook. By 2016, I couldn’t stay silent.

Investor Roger McNamee joined Facebook as an early investor when the company was just two years old.In this video, he explains why he went from Facebook supporter to public critic, and why he came to write the book "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe".The next billion dollars Facebook makes means nothing if it doesn't reform its practices, says McNamee. Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe by now at amazone --> ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Technology, Media, Internet, Social Media, Ethics, Innovation, Humanity, Roger McNamee, Facebook Catastrophe, McNamee Zucked


PR and ad-blocking – don’t do it

Most public relations professionals now acknowledge the importance of paid media, alongside earned, shared and owned – PESO. But for earned media to work there … The post PR and ad-blocking – don’t do it appeared first on Stuart Bruce.
Tags: Media, Media Relations, Journalism, Public Relations, Pr, Ethics, Corporate Communications


FDA Warns Virginia Lab for Illegally Marketing Unproven Genetic Tests

A suite of genetic tests used to predict a person’s response to specific medications is being marketed illegally by its manufacturer, Inova Genomics Laboratory, as the tests aren’t backed by scientific data, alleges the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Ethics, Government Regulation, Bioethics, Inova Genomics Laboratory, U S Food and Drug Administration Read


Googler uprising leads to shut down of AI ethics committee that included the president of the Heritage Foundation

This week, thousands of googlers and many others (including me) signed an open letter objecting to the inclusion of Heritage Foundation president Kay Coles James on the company's Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC), on the the grounds that James had frequently evinced viciously transphobic, racist, anti-immigrant sentiments. ATEAC barely survived a week: the googler protests and high-profile resignations from the board have convinced the company to shut it down. Here's ...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, News, Ethics, Oxford, Machine Learning, Transphobia, Ai, James, Heritage Foundation, Kay Coles James, ML, Luciano Floridi, If There Is Hope It Is In The Proles, ATEAC


Google pulls the plug on its AI ethics council just nine days after launch

Google said it is scrapping its new ethics council on artificial intelligence just nine days after announcing its launch, after thousands of its employees protested the appointment of a rightwing thinktank leader. The eight-member Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) was dedicated... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Ethics, Ai, AI council


Google pulls the plug on AI council that included Heritage Foundation leader

Google has abandoned an advisory board on ethics in AI after critics questioned the inclusion of Kay Coles James, leader of the right-wing think tank the Heritage Foundation, on the 8-person panel. Google employees and thousands more concerned people called for this mistake to be corrected, and in response the company has apparently chosen to drop the whole thing. Vox first reported the news. The Advanced Technology External Advisory Council was launched late in March to “consider some of Google...
Tags: Google, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Ethics, Vox, James, Heritage Foundation, Kay Coles James, Luciano Floridi, Alessandro Acquisti, ATEAC, Joanna Bryson, Advanced Technology External Advisory Council


Compliance, ethics, and live calls

Reminder: Live conference call today at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT We have TechCrunch writers Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark talking all things tech today — be sure to check your inboxes for dial-in details a bit later today, and come armed with questions! A roundtable conversation on tech ethics Our resident humanist and ethicist Greg Epstein published a roundtable conversation with three notable scholars of ethics, debating what exactly is tech ethics and what do the debates around it mean. Hilary...
Tags: Travel, Ethics, Kate Clark, Kirsten Korosec, The Extra Crunch Daily, Greg Epstein, Hilary Cohen Kathy Pham, Jessica Baron


Top 10 takeaways from the CIPR State of the Profession survey 2019

The UK’s CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) has published its latest State of the Profession Survey. The top 10 takeaways for PR professionals are: … The post Top 10 takeaways from the CIPR State of the Profession survey 2019 appeared first on Stuart Bruce.
Tags: UK, Training, Crisis Communications, Media Relations, Public Relations, Pr, Ethics, Corporate Communications, CIPR, PR strategy, Measurement and Evaluation, CIPR Chartered Institute of Public Relations, CIPR State


Find Ethical Open-Source Alternatives To Almost Every App or Service With This List

We love the convenience and feature-rich nature of the apps and products big corporations can offer you, but we’re also proponents of personal autonomy and control over your online experience. However, it’s one thing to just turn your back on the big corporations; it’s another to do so mindfully and ethically.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Open Source, Microsoft, Privacy, Ethics, Lifehacks, Ethical Life Hacking


How to Find Ethical Alternatives to Almost Every App or Service

We love the convenience and feature-rich nature of the apps and products big corporations can offer you, but we’re also proponents of personal autonomy and control over your online experience. However, it’s one thing to just turn your back on the big corporations; it’s another to do so mindfully and ethically.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Open Source, Microsoft, Privacy, Ethics, Lifehacks, Ethical Life Hacking


Expert Panel: What even IS “tech ethics”?

It’s been a pleasure, this past month, to launch a weekly series investigating issues in tech ethics, here at TechCrunch. As discussions around my first few pieces have taken off, I’ve noticed one question recurring in a number of different ways: what even IS “tech ethics”? I believe there’s lots of room for debate about what this growing field entails, and I hope that remains the case because we’re going to need multiple ethical perspectives on technologies that are changing billions of lives....
Tags: Security, Social, TC, Apps, Privacy, Developer, Stanford, Government, White House, Events, Tech, Policy, Ethics, Philosophy, Stanford University, Kathy


Do Ethics Really Make You a Better Leader in Business?

ETHICS IS NOT a word used very often behind the walls of companies and organizations. Many companies have a set of values and company policies. However, very few companies educate leaders about ethics and encourage leaders to discuss ethics with their teams. Ethics are usually an afterthought, taken seriously only after an event that causes a business or team to fall apart. If understood and put into practice by a dedicated leader, ethics have the potential to turn stagnant, declining teams i...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Ethics, Mentor, Control of energy, Hilary Jane Grosskopf


Facebook’s Most Recent Ethical tHUD

Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it is suing Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act. It accuses the tech giant of “encouraging, enabling and causing housing discrimination” by allowing advertisers to block real estate ads from race, religion, country of birth, and other protected characteristics. Advertisers could effectively red-line by excluding […]
Tags: Facebook, Marketing, Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Ai, Age Of The Customer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Artificial intelligence (AI




To stage or not to stage in travel photography

With the recent polemics surrounding a certain image that won a photography competition this week, I feel like we need to talk about travel photography. About people photography, in our case. And to set up boundaries as to what’s acceptable in both cases. Honestly, in my opinion, it’s a matter of common sense – but it seems that’s […] The post To stage or not to stage in travel photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Inspiration, Ethics, Travel Photography, Travel Photographer, Staged, Etienne Bossot


"[Michael Jackson] nurtured relationships, including with the boys’ mothers. He spent hours on the phone with James and Wade, he would also call their moms, just to talk to them."

"Jackson also spent time at the Safechucks’ modest home in Simi Valley, Calif. He could have been anywhere in the world, Stephanie Safechuck said, but he chose to be with them. 'He was a son I started to take care for,' Stephanie Safechuck said. 'He would spend the night, I’d wash his clothes.' She said that she once told Jackson that she had prayed for her son’s success in getting into commercials, and that he went on to find success right away. In response, she said, Jackson told her that he h...
Tags: Law, Ethics, Pedophilia, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Motherhood, James, Wade, Simi Valley Calif, Ann Althouse, Lori Loughlin, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Stephanie Safechuck, Operation Varsity Blues


Data spies: The dark and shady practices of Silicon Valley

In this absorbing talk spanning the last 20 years of tech, Roger McNamee starts at the origins of the PayPal Mafia (which included entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and Reid Hoffman) and traces them to Silicon Valley's global domination.Data is used by online vendors in all industries to make behavioral predictions for profit – often in unethical or cloaked ways.Did we sign up for this? Roger McNamee calls for a halt to blind participation and asks for a national debate on whether comm...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Internet, Advertising, Social Media, Data, Web, Computer, Ethics, Innovation, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, PayPal Mafia, Big Problems, Roger McNamee, Facebook Catastrophe


I'm seeing an awful lot of stuff like, "The bribery scandal is no more abhorrent than the completely legal industry that helps many wealthy kids get into the schools of their dreams."

That's the sub-headline of a column at the NYT that I am not bothering to read. I'm seeing this argument all over Facebook and on the front pages of plenty of newspapers, and I don't like it.It strikes me as the equivalent of letting a robber, caught red-handed, argue that there are so many things that are essentially theft — worse things really! — so what's the big deal?In fact, I'd be more sympathetic to the robber, since he may have grown up as a deprived outsider who might think the rules ne...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, Law, Ethics, Ann Althouse, Class Politics, Operation Varsity Blues


Voices in AI – Episode 81: A Conversation with Siraj Raval

Today's leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese .voice-in-ai-byline-embed { font-size: 1.4rem; background: url(https://voicesinai.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-voices-background.jpg) black; background-position: center; background-size: cover; color: white; padding: 1rem 1.5rem; font-weight: 200; text-transform: uppercase; margin-bottom: 1.5rem; } .voice-in-ai-byline-embed span { color: #FF6B00; } About this Epi...
Tags: Blog, Seo, Artificial Intelligence, South Africa, Ethics, Mexico City, United Nations, South America, Ai, Zurich, Byron, Turing Test, HARARE Zimbabwe, Garry Kasparov, SDG, Byron Reese


Dragonfly, ethics, and infrastructure spending

Yesterday’s analysis of the ethical tradeoffs faced by engineers working in the Valley certainly lit up my inbox with responses. The general thesis of that piece is that startups and tech companies face more — and worse — tradeoffs as they have migrated from the “purity” of the early internet into more socially and ethically complicated spaces like labor, social media, health, and elsewhere. That led me to suggest that: If you disagree with the ethics of your company, the best course of action —...
Tags: Google, Uber, Japan, Congress, Government, US, America, Tech, Policy, Infrastructure, United States, Ethics, Silicon Valley, Bloomberg Businessweek, Madrid, Los Angeles Times


Why Allowing Alternative Business Structures Could Help Articling Students

Recently the Toronto Star published an article on abusive workplaces for articling students. Although the broad range of abuse was not covered, it has been noted before by Dean Adam Dodek that the abuse ranges from unpaid or underpaid work, termination without cause, harassment, and the absence of proper supervision or feedback. In response, Dean Dodek called on the Law Societies to investigate the abuse of articling students. He suggested that qualitative and quantitative research be done. I wo...
Tags: Law, Ethics, Toronto Star, Hadfield, Adam Dodek, Dodek, Practice Of Law, Gillian Hadfield, Articling, Abusive Articling Workplaces, Alternative Business S, Ethics of Articling


Front-paged at the NYT: How to eat lunch at your "luxurious" company.

In case this has never occurred to you, snack items can be lunch. Inside, the article is "How to Make Meals From Office Snacks/At start-ups and luxurious companies, the free lunch is for the taking, if you’re bold enough." I look forward to more NYT articles about things that are "free... for the taking, if you’re bold enough."How to Stock Your Home Office... supplies are free, if you're bold enough! For Shoppers at Department Stores: The clothes and makeup you need for your big date are free fo...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Law, Steve Jobs, Ethics, Philosophy, Nyt, Tumblr, Shame, Vox, Vox Media, Michael, Department Stores, Jennings, Fisher, Georgetown University


Lessons to Learn? Federal Circuit Disqualifies Firm Adverse to Members of Corporate Family of a Client

By David Hricik, Mercer Law School In an order granting motions to disqualify — rather than analyzing with discretion a decision of a district court — the Federal Circuit disqualified Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (“KM”) from representing parties in appeals styled Dr. Falk Pharma GMBH v. Salix Pharma. Int’l., Inc. and Salix Pharma., Inc. v. Mylan Pharma., Inc., available here. The case involves a number of issues, some of which are obscured by discussion of agreements that, in large measure, turned...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Ethics, New Jersey, Patent, Mylan, O'Malley, Second Circuit, Federal Circuit, IPR, Bausch, Bausch Lomb, Alston Bird, Katten Muchin Rosenman, PTAB, Mylan Pharma Inc


The Reasonable Snooki Standard

For a lawyer, what is a "reasonable" fee.
Tags: Law, Ethics, Litigators, Lawyer Ethics


Some value safety, others value risk

No one has ever crossed the Antarctic by themselves and without help from other people or engines. To me, this is very unsurprising and uninteresting. No one (outside of superhero movies) has ever shrunk themselves to the size of an ant, or turned back time by causing the earth to rotate backwards either. Big deal. But to Colin O’Brady (a 33-year-old American adventure athlete) and Louis Rudd (a 49-year-old British Army Captain) the fact that no one has ever crossed the Antarctic unsupported is ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Happiness, Risk, Ethics, Everest, British Army, Philosophy, Rudd, Henry Worsley, Antarctic, Meaning Of Life, El Capitan, Louis, Moral Philosophy, Arts & Humanities


Why some value safety, others value risk

No one has ever crossed the Antarctic by themselves and without help from other people or engines. To me, this is very unsurprising and uninteresting. No one (outside of superhero movies) has ever shrunk themselves to the size of an ant, or turned back time by causing the earth to rotate backwards either. Big deal. But to Colin O’Brady (a 33-year-old American adventure athlete) and Louis Rudd (a 49-year-old British Army Captain) the fact that no one has ever crossed the Antarctic unsupported is ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Happiness, Risk, Ethics, Everest, British Army, Philosophy, Rudd, Henry Worsley, Antarctic, Meaning Of Life, El Capitan, Louis, Moral Philosophy, Arts & Humanities


Gene therapy could treat rare brain disorder in unborn babies

Doctors could use Crispr tool to inject benign virus into foetus’s brain to ‘switch on’ key genesScientists are developing a radical form of gene therapy that could cure a devastating medical disorder by mending mutations in the brains of foetuses in the womb.The treatment, which has never been attempted before, would involve doctors injecting the feotus’s brain with a harmless virus that infects the neurons and delivers a suite of molecules that correct the genetic faults. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Society, World news, Genetics, Ethics, Gene Editing