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Arbel on Slicing Defamation by Contract @ProfArbel

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Yonathan A. Arbel, University of Alabama School of Law, has published Slicing Defamation by Contract at Chicago Law Review Online (2020). Here is the abstract. In considering the problem of fake news, many debate the merits of expanding media liability

The Cost of Evil: How Facebook Ripped Off @zoecello’s Fans

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On Sunday I discovered a fake Facebook event advertising a non-existant livestream for one of my covid-canceled concerts. My fans and I reported the scam. Facebook replied that the event does not violate their community standards & suggested users change their news feed settings pic.twitter.com/7AMvWb0zvP — Zoe Keating (@zoecello) September 1, 2020.

Controlled Compositions Clauses and Frozen Mechanicals

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BMG announced they will be rolling back at least some aspects of what’s called “controlled compositions” clauses in (presumably) their record deals. This is good, and is another example of how BMG is setting the gold standard for courageously defending their writers. .

RIP: Gayle McCormick O’Connor

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Sad news this morning as we learn of the death over the weekend of Gayle McCormick O’Connor, a stalwart of the legal technology industry, an effervescent life force, the soul mate to her longtime partner Tom O’Connor, and a dear friend to so many people in the legal world and beyond.

Jared Kushner Faces Backlash Over Comments Considered Racist | Morning J.

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It Finally Happened: United States v. Google Demonstrates the Real Value Gap

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The United States of America, acting under the direction of the Attorney General of the United States, and the States of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas, acting through their respective Attorneys General, bring this action under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. §

On LawNext: Solo Inti Martinez-Alemán’s Award-Winning Approach to Client Service

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A solo serving the Hispanic community in St. Paul, Minn., Inti Martinez-Alemán knew from the day he opened his Ceiba Forte Law Firm that he wanted to take a creative approach to client service.

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Launching Today: A Global Directory of Legaltech Products and Resources

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A website launching today aims to be the most complete global directory of commercial legal technology, listing legaltech tools, consultants, jobs, events, awards, resources and more from throughout the world in a single, unified resource.

On LawNext: Rocket Lawyer Founder Charley Moore

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In September, Rocket Lawyer became the first national company approved to participate in Utah’s regulatory sandbox, a pilot program for licensing new and alternative forms of legal providers and services.

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Driver on Freedom of Expression within the Schoolhouse Gate @YaleLawSch

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Justin Driver, Yale Law School, is publishing Freedom of Expression within the Schoolhouse Gate in volume 75 of the Arkansas Law Review. Here is the abstract. This Article examines the history of student speech, with a focus on threats facing

United States v. Google: Public Access To First Status Conference

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The first hearing is scheduled for Friday 10/30/20 at 10 am ET. You can dial in to listen only (you will be muted) on the court’s public access line at (877) 848-7030, access code 321-8747. News from the Goolag US v. Google 2020 Antitrust Case Google Antitrust Investigation US v. Google Hearings

Clio’s Latest Legal Trends Report Finds A Landscape Forever Changed By COVID

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The Week in Legal Tech? Hear All About It From Our Friday Journalists’ Roundtable, Today At 3 ET

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We are back today at 3 p.m. ET for our weekly Legaltech Week journalists’ roundtable, where we discuss and dissect the top news stories of the last week. It’s on Zoom and all free, but registration is required. Register once and you’re registered for every subsequent week.

New Tech Tool Helps Organizations Achieve Diversity and Inclusion

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A technology platform unveiled today is designed to help organizations develop and implement plans to achieve greater diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Safe Harbor We Actually Need: Pandemic Liability

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There’s finally a real head of steam behind getting rid of safe harbors for Big Tech (being Section 230 and the DMCA). I’d welcome that major course correction as much as anyone. But I’d also like to see some attention paid to the more complex and desperately needed safe harbor reform that is not designed to create an income transfer.

Legal Marketplace Priori Legal Raises $6.3M; Exclusive LawNext Interview with the Founders

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Priori Legal , a marketplace for in-house legal teams to find and hire outside counsel, is today announcing that it has raised $6.3 million in a Series A financing.

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Intapp Drives Nail In Coffin Of On-Premises Software, Goes All Cloud

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Even as many law firms have stubbornly stuck with on-premises software to run their practices, the last few years have seen a decided shift towards the cloud.

New Partnership Unites Integreon’s Services with SirionLabs’ AI CLM Tech

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In a recent episode of my LawNext podcast , I interviewed the founder of SirionLabs , Ajay Agrawal , about how his company is aiming to disrupt the field of enterprise contract lifecycle management through the use of artificial intelligence technology.

Join Our Journalists’ Roundtable to Discuss the Week’s Top Legaltech Stories, Today at 3 ET

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Join us today at 3 p.m. ET for our weekly Legaltech Week journalists’ roundtable, where we discuss and dissect the top news stories of the last week. It’s on Zoom and all free, but registration is required. Register once and you’re registered for every subsequent week.

Legaler Aid Aims To Tackle The Justice Gap Through Crowdfunding And Blockchain

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Way back in 2018, I reported here on the plan by Australia-based company Legaler to create a blockchain-based legal charity to allow social justice legal cases to be supported through crowdfunding and matched with lawyers willing to handle them.

Discovery Company EDDCloud Rebrands As PLUSnxt, Partners with RelativityOne

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EDDCloud, a Los Angeles e-discovery software and services company, is announcing today the change of its corporate name to PLUSnxt , a rebranding intended to reflect the company’s recent technology innovation and rapid growth.

IP Software Company Alt Legal Kicks Off Its First Conference with News of New Features and Partnership

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The trademark docketing software company Alt Legal kicked off its first conference, Alt Legal Connect , today, with a keynote by founder and CEO Nehal Madhani in which he announced new features for the product and a new partnership to better support international trademark docketing.

Asylum: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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On LawNext: Nicole Morris on Emory Law’s Innovative TI:GER Program

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Discovery Company DISCO Raises $60M, Aiming To Become the Salesforce Of Law

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The Austin, Tex., based discovery company DISCO said today that it has raised a $60 million equity financing, at a valuation for the company of $785 million, and bringing total investment in the company to $195 million.

How America Bungled the Plague | NYT Opinion

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "New York Has A Lower Infection Rate Than The White H.

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Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Hospitalizations Are Up 40 Percent in Last Month as Cases Near Peak

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Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Hospitalizations Are Up 40 Percent in Last Month as Cases Near Peak

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CASEpeer Integrates with Soluno to Add Cost and Trust Accounting

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CASEpeer , a case management platform for plaintiffs’ attorneys, is today launching an integration with the legal accounting software company Soluno that will provide its users access to a full suite of cost and trust accounting tools. “Our goal was to have the integration between the two platforms be very seamless,” CASEpeer CEO Gabriela Cubeiro said during a demonstration that she and Soluno cofounder Alan Tuback recently gave me.

FBI warns Iran and Russia obtained voter data in election interference e.

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Former Legaltech CEO Tried To Bribe New Haven Mayor

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Earlier this week, I provided an update on Derek Bluford , the indicted former founder of a legal technology company whose newly published book claims he was an FBI informant.

Opinion | Mail Ballots Are Already Being Rejected. Guess Whose?

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Opinion | Mail Ballots Are Already Being Rejected. Guess Whose

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Casetext Add-In Enables Automated Brief Drafting in Microsoft Word

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The legal research company Casetext is today introducing an add-in for Microsoft Word that enables legal professionals to use its Compose automated brief-drafting technology directly within documents on their desktops.

Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting In Alabama, An Option During Pandemic : NPR

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The Supreme Court has sided with Alabama state officials who banned curbside voting intended to accommodate disabled individuals and those at risk from the COVID-19 virus. The high court issued its order Wednesday night, without explanation, over the dissent of the court's three liberal justices.

‘It Has Hit Us With a Vengeance’: Coronavirus Surges Again Across the United States - The New York Times

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"Unlike earlier outbreaks concentrated in the Northeast and South, the virus is simmering at a worrisome level in most regions. A virus testing line in downtown Fargo, N.D., on Tuesday. North Dakota is leading the nation in coronavirus cases per capita.

What to Expect at Next Week’s Clio Cloud Conference

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For Clio , the practice management company that helped pioneer cloud computing for legal, it is only fitting that its Clio Cloud Conference be in the cloud, as it will be Oct. 13-16 next week. But, at the same time, for a company whose physical conference has become known as one of the legal profession’s leading events, maintaining that momentum in a virtual setting is a challenge.