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8 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Daniel Gibalevich
Motorcycle Officer In Critical Condition After Crash On Saturday, April 5th an motorcycle officer from the Los Angeles Police Department was in critical condition after a multi-vehicle crash. There was a woman arrested in the Sun Valley area for the crash. The crash happened at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Saticoy Street around five thirty that evening. According to the authorities, the officer that was injured was apparently waiting at a stop light then was struck from behind by an… [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 4:47 am by Karel Frielink
By today’s judgment, the European Court of Justice declares the directive invalid According to the Court, the Directive entails a wide-ranging and particularly serious interference with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data, without that interference being limited to what is strictly necessary. The main objective of the Data Retention Directive* is to harmonize Member States’ provisions concerning the retention of certain data which are… [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 4:04 am by Andrew Lavoott Bluestone
A child falls from the window.  The window had no child-guards. The landlord is at fault. The law firms sue and get a judgment. The landlord sells the building and disappears.  The money is hidden.  is the attorney at fault? Noel v. Law Off of Mark E. Feinberg, 2014 NY Slip Op 50516(U)   Decided on March 31, 2014 Supreme Court, Kings County   Schmidt, J. is an awful story.  A landlord without insurance sells the buildings and successfully eludes a collection… [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 4:00 am by Kate Simpson
The buzzword bingo I played during LegalTech NY and ReInvent Law was won by the word “change”. It was an amazing firehose-of-information week, and getting off the plane I was committed to picking up Kotter’s Leading Change book (again), plus I ordered Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovations book. But the February blues of a Toronto winter got the best of me and I ended up reading Switch instead. (It was an easier and happier read as it turned out.) I came away from New York with the… [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 2:30 am by Paul Caron
National Law Journal: Former Professors' Lawsuit Headed for Trial: Two Ousted Professors Accused Atlanta's John Marshall Law School of Discrimination and Retaliation, by Karen Sloan: A racial discrimination and retaliation case brought against Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School by two former professors has survived a motion for summary judgment. U.S.... [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 1:29 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz of Michigan State University and the ReInvent Law Laboratory has posted Ethereum – A Revolutionary New Platform for Applications (including Computable Contracts), at Computational Legal Studies. Dan’s post links to the Website of the Ethereum blockchain technology project, and to Nathan Schneider’s new Al Jazeera America post about the legal applications of Ethereum: Code Your Own Utopia: Meet Ethereum, bitcoin’s most ambitious successor. Here… [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 11:41 pm by Brian Inkster
… Guest Post by Ben Wightwick Firstly, thank you to Brian for inviting me to write a guest post as part of the Legal IT curve series. I was asked to contribute to provide the perspective of a legal IT vendor. Before I start, I must clarify that I am blending my vendor hat with […] [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 9:18 pm by
The latest issue of Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Vol. 41, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include:Siyu Tao, China’s FTAs and GATS: The Consistency and the Achievements Hans Mahncke, Applying the MFN Principle to WTO Anti-dumping Law: An Opportunity for Curbing the Use of Anti-dumping Measures Laurens Ankersmit, The Scope of the Common Commercial Policy after Lisbon: The Daiichi Sankyo and Conditional Access Services Grand Chamber Judgments [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 5:31 pm by By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The pact reached with 18 institutional investors called for the bank to make a binding offer to the trustees of 68 Citi-sponsored trusts that bundled some $59.4 billion in home loans. [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 3:12 pm by Stephen Fairley
One of the best reasons for attorneys to use social media is that it is a very cost effective business development tool. Here are 5 steps you can take to harness the effectiveness of social media for your law firm marketing efforts: 1. Set up a targeted landing page. Your landing page is separate from – but can be connected to – your website. It should feature content that addresses the specific needs of your target market and have one compelling call-to-action that gets them to connect… [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 2:50 pm by Michel-Adrien
This is a follow-up to the March 20, 2014 post entitled Twitter as a Legal Research Source that described an advanced legal research and writing class given by Kim Nayyer, a law librarian at the University of Victoria.On last week , Nayyer published a second article related to that course, this time about the strategic value of law-related blogs . The article describes search tools that are specific to blog and law-related blog materials.Nayyer concludes:"Once again, critical evaluation is… [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 2:20 pm by Sandra Geddes
Just to give you something to look forward to when you’ve finished your exams and papers, the library will have four especially interesting-sounding books available for your reading enjoyment by April 30. First on the list is The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance and other real laws that human beings have actually dreamed up, enacted, and sometimes even enforced, which is a collection of over 200 real but “wacky” laws, complete with citations.  This book is Osgoode’s first… [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 1:51 pm by By MICHAEL CORKERY
The move by the Government Development Bank, which oversees all of the commonwealth’s debt deals, raises the specter that Puerto Rico is preparing to revamp its finances. [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 1:19 pm
I read with horror the article in today's Fulton County Daily Report, our legal news organ, about a lawyer who received a summons for jury duty in DeKalb County and who then promptly and arrogantly emailed the judge informing the judge, Hon. Dax Lopex, DeKalb County State Court, that if selected for the jury she would blame the plaintiff and automatically find for the defendant. I find this offensive on so many levels it is hard to know where to start. As the 50th President of the State Bar of… [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 1:03 pm by Brett A. Burlison
We need a single payer health care system and we need it now. I’m a personal injury attorney. What that means is that I represent individuals who are seriously injured in accidents, falls, workplace injuries, trucking accidents, boating accidents and the list goes on and on – you get the picture. You probably wouldn’t think that my job description includes “health care provider,” but it does, or at least it often feels as though it does. When I began my practice, at the… [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 12:46 pm by Carolyn Elefant
Solo and small-firm lawyers: are you guilty of any of these sins? [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 12:45 pm by Lindsay Griffiths
LMA14 is gone as quickly as it arrived, and it's left me feeling like I've been hit by a truck! As I expected, the networking and the programming were the two most valuable pieces for me, and there are many, many things I'll be sharing with you all here on Zen in the coming days.  This year, I really felt that the conference chairs stepped up their game with the programming - almost all of the sessions I went to weren't just good, they were excellent, and I came away feeling that I'd learned a… [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 12:11 pm by
Barbara Lauriat, King's College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law, is publishing Free Trade in Books — The 1878 Royal Commission on Copyright in the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA (2014). Here is the abstract.The doctrine of free trade dominated Victorian policy discussions for decades — including those about copyright law. But the application of free trade doctrine to copyright policy discussions was not at all straightforward. Professed free trade supporters disagreed… [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 10:41 am by lennyesq
  Ernie Sevenson, a/k/a “Ernie the Attorney”, literally wrote the book (and the blog) on Acrobat and PDF for lawyers.: Ernie’s reviews  Nuance Power PDF Advanced software (currently only available for Windows computers), which retails for $149. At one-third the price of Acrobat, many lawyers should be paying close attention to Power PDF. Read Ernie’s complete review on Lawyerist. Related articles Alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro?… [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 8:16 am by Mark Herrmann
In-house lawyer Mark Herrmann sits down with a law school dean to discuss the current state of legal education. [read post]