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Pornhub’s Declaration Of Patent War

Who knew people could be so litigious when so much money is on the line?
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Pornhub, Gaston Kroub

President’s Son-in-Law Sold Apartment To His, His Father-in-Law’s Banker, Because Conflicts Of Interest Didn’t Exist For Them Even Back In 2013

Donald Trump’s Deutsche Banker scored a pretty nice profit by flipping it, too.
Tags: Law, Finance, Donald Trump, Deutsche Banker

What Overturning The Boston Bomber Death Sentence Means

The judge should have asked about not just about their degree of exposure to the case, but the kind of exposure.
Tags: Crime, Law, Boston Marathon, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Tsarnaev, Toni Messina, Boston Bomber, Boston Bomber Death Sentence Means

Don’t Even Think About Filling A Supreme Court Vacancy In 2020, Dems Warn

You wouldn't like Democrats when they're angry.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Election 2020, Judicial Vacancies, Think About Filling A Supreme Court

Look, The Bar Exam Is Useless And Discriminatory… Which Is Why You Crybabies Have To Take It

Nevada commenter has a curious view of the need for the exam.
Tags: Law, Nevada, Law Schools, Bar Exam

Still Manually Entering Your Time? It’s Time To Wise Up [Sponsored]

You’d be hard-pressed to find an easier way to keep track of and enter your time than WiseTime.
Tags: Technology, Law, Sponsored Content, Wisetime

Magic Circle Firm Provides Domestic Violence Assistance For Employees

The first such program in the legal industry.
Tags: Law, Domestic Violence, Biglaw, Magic Circle, Linklaters

Coronavirus Update 8-4-2020: NY federal judge invalidates key parts of FFCRA regulations

Yesterday, a New York federal judge issued an order invalidating several key aspects of the Department of Labor's regulations interpreting the paid sick leave and expanded FMLA provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Judge J. Paul Oetken of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York found that the DOL exceeded its authority in enacting each of the following of the DOL's regulatory interpretations of the FFCRA: That an employer that does no...
Tags: New York, Law, DOL, Department of Labor, Southern District of New York, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Pixabay, J Paul Oetken, FFCRA

A Law Firm’s Guide To Future Readiness

The latest Future Ready Lawyer Survey confirmed that technology is playing an active role in performance and profitability.
Tags: Technology, Law, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ken Crutchfield

Pressure Mounts To Restore Low-Cost Legal Services Program

After killing the program earlier this summer, folks in Washington are asking to bring it back.
Tags: Technology, Law, Washington, Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT, Restore Low Cost Legal Services Program

PC Andrew Harper killing: sentences referred to attorney general

Attorney general’s office to consider whether the sentences given to three teenagers who killed a police officer were too lenientThe jail terms handed to three teenagers who killed a police officer as they tried to escape the scene of a crime have been referred to the attorney general, who will consider claims they are unduly lenient.The ringleader, 19-year-old Henry Long, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper in August 2019, while his accomplices 18-year-o...
Tags: Law, Police, UK News, Sentencing, Bailey, Andrew Harper, Henry Long, Jessie Cole, Albert Bowers

Lone Star Bar: Deep In The Heart Of Bar Exams

Texas, you should adopt diploma privilege -- really.
Tags: Texas, Law, Law Schools, LawProfBlawg, Bar Exams, COVID-19

WordRake Donates Its Software To Help Hone Writing Skills Of Access To Justice Fellows

The legal technology company WordRake, whose software helps legal professionals hone their writing, has entered into a collaboration with the Access to Justice Technology Fellows, a program that trains law students to work with technology to enhance the delivery of legal services, through which each fellow will receive a one-year license to use WordRake at no cost. The fellows program is a 10-week, summer fellowship program that trains law students to work with technology to improve delivery of ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Georgia, Louisiana, Willis, Law School Admission Council, WordRake, Ivy B Grey, Miguel Willis, Justice Technology Fellows, Seattle University School of Law When, James Cho, Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator, Mandy Li, Fulton County State Court Self Help Center, Faith Wanjiku

Hedge Fund Managers Forced To Find Creative New Way To Avoid Paying Taxes

The loophole in the carried-interest loophole is closed, for now.
Tags: Law, Finance

Tuesday round-up

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of Justice Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, and USA Today’s Richard Wolf examines the heavy influence she has had during her first decade as a justice. Kagan’s ability to find common ground with conservative justices – and to pick her battles when she dissents – has helped the court maintain “most of its luster as the least political branch of the federal government,” Wolf writes. At the same time, the political branches continue to focus o...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Nbc News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Nevada, Circuit, Usa Today, Round-up, Wolf, John Roberts, Josh Blackman, Roberts

Morning Docket: 08.04.20

* A Texas lawyer is accused of smuggling meth into a county jail. Maybe this lawyer has been watching too much Breaking Bad. [Houston Chronicle] * The lawyer for a man accused of firing shots after an argument over masks escalated claims his client is "not handling the pandemic well." That seems like an understatement. [NBC News] * A Chinese artificial intelligence company has filed a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against Apple, alleging that Apple infringed on its patents. [CNBC] * Senate...
Tags: Apple, Breaking Bad, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Cnbc, Houston Chronicle, Hill, John Grisham, Morning Docket, COVID-19

No Such Thing as a Small Victory: $1 for the Plaintiff, $95,000 for his Attorney

Suppose a national origin discrimination case goes to a jury trial (I know we’re not having jury trials during this pandemic, but humor me). The jury comes back with a verdict finding for the Plaintiff-employee. But it awards the Plaintiff just one dollar.  Is this a victory? Before you answer, you should know this happens more than you think.  Sometimes a jury may say that an employee was definitely wronged but really didn’t suffer any damages as a result. But this isn’t the end of the story.  ...
Tags: Harassment, Law, Awards, Fees, Discrimination, Victory, Award, Damages, Litigation, Decision, Superior Court, Colt Defense LLC, Attorneys Fees, Colt Defense, Discrimination & Harassment, Chro

Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology. Research & Writing Legalese: Not Just an English-Language Thing It happens in French too. A lawyer in Lyons (Lyon, to use the French spelling) complained recently on Twitter about contractual drafting like this: Par ailleurs, si l’Acquéreur envisagé en émet le souhait, celui-ci devra avoir la possibilité de…
Tags: Law, Tips Tuesday, Lyons Lyon

What Is the Value of Marketing Goals?

When I ask lawyers what their firm’s business goals are for the year, it’s shocking how few know the answer, often because those goals don’t exist. So, it’s understandable that when I ask those same lawyers for their personal business goals are, they don’t know those either. Firms have dabbled in requesting personal or practice group business plans, but that’s a difficult ask when the firm hasn’t done its own planning. It’s enough to make any lawyer wonder: is goal setting really necessary? Most...
Tags: Law, Legal Marketing

Two E-Discovery Companies Merge To Offer Global Data and Discovery Services

HaystackID, a company that provides e-discovery and forensic services and technology to corporations and law firms, and NightOwl Global, a company that provides enterprise data services for corporate legal departments, said today that they are combining as part of a merger facilitated by majority investor Quad-C Management Inc., a middle-market private equity firm. The combined companies will operate under the HaystackID brand. Hal Brooks, HaystackID’s CEO, will remain in that role. NightOwl’s C...
Tags: Law, Washington, Uncategorized, Shanghai, Brooks, U S, Minneapolis Minn, Quad C Management Inc, Inspired Review, Hal Brooks, NightOwl Global, Andrea Wallack, Boston Mass NightOwl, London Dublin Dusseldorf Munich Paris

Life Without Parole

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court disbarred an attorney who had filed an affidavit of resignation On May 2, 2019, Michael Moscaritolo (respondent), after a trial by jury, was convicted in the Plymouth County Superior Court of one count of unarmed... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Michael Moscaritolo, Plymouth County Superior Court

Test driving the 'Texas Criminal Court Data Dashboard': Extra functionality adds value

The Texas Criminal Court Data Dashboard - a project of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, January Advisors, Microsoft, and Norflet Progress Fund - has expanded its dataset. It now includes court data from Harris, Dallas, Bexar and Travis Counties, and statewide data from the Office of Court Administration going back 10 years. This lets one do a lot of work. Just as an example, I ran data on less-than-a-gram drug cases for calendar year 2018 for the four counties in question, and for starter...
Tags: Texas, Law, Dallas, HARRIS, Harris County, OCA, Texas Commission, Travis County, Bexar, Gritsforbreakfast, TDCJ, Office of Court Administration, Texas Criminal Court Data Dashboard, Norflet Progress Fund, Harris Dallas Bexar, Travis Counties

At the Monday Night Café...

... you can write about whatever you want.Not much sunrise on view this morning, but the photo was taken at 5:54 this morning. Actual sunrise time was 5:50.And thanks for using the Althouse Portal when you shop at Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse

"President Trump said he was ready to approve a purchase of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok..."

"... but only if the government received 'a lot of money' in exchange—an assertion of presidential power that appeared to lack precedent."The Wall Street Journal reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Executive Power, Ann Althouse, Trump economics, Tiktok

"Rolling Stone felt comparatively stuffy, preoccupied with movies and politics and reluctant to cover loud and snotty subcultural movements like punk and metal..."

"... whereas Creem’s pages first coined those genre’s names: 'punk rock' by Marsh, about ? and the Mysterians, and 'heavy metal' by Mike Saunders, about Sir Lord Baltimore, both in the May 1971 issue.... Subversive humor was the Creem lingua franca. Snarky photo captions and regular features like the Creem Dreems (tongue-in-cheek pinups of artists like Debbie Harry and Bebe Buell) were clearly intended for — and driven by — adolescent hormones.... [S]een through today’s eyes, some of the old Cre...
Tags: Music, Movies, Law, America, Journalism, Metallica, Patti Smith, Rolling Stone, Sonic Youth, Michael Stipe, Marsh, Debbie Harry, Kirk Hammett, Creem, Lester Bangs, Stipe