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Fastcase Acquires Technology and Staff of Innovative Legal Research Platform Judicata

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In a move that could dramatically reshape the legal research market going forward, legal research and publishing company Fastcase has acquired the technology and employees of the California legal research platform Judicata , promising to take its unique technology to all 50 states.

@SGAWrites and Society of Composers & Lyricists Proposal for Secret Deals — Artist Rights Watch

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[Editor Charlie sez: Here’s an excerpt from the important joint comment by the Songwriters Guild and the Society of Composers & Lyricists to the Copyright Office about how to address the previously secret deals between digital music services and publishers (called the “Negotiated Agreements”. Read the full comment here. ].].

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Daniel Prude: Black Man Suffocates After Rochester Police Put Hood on Him - The New York Times

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Relatives of the man, Daniel Prude, said the police officers involved in his death in March in Rochester, N.Y., should be charged with murder. Footage from a police body camera shows a Rochester police officer putting a so-called spit hood over the head of a Black man, Daniel Prude.

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Cheah and Barros Sierra Cordera on Section 230 and the Twitter Presidency

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Michael Cheah, Vimeo, Inc.; University of Miami School of Law, and Erika Barros Sierra Cordera, Vimeo, Inc., have published Section 230 and the Twitter Presidency in Northwestern University Law Review Online, 2020. Here is the abstract. In response to Twitter’s

Arizona Is First State To Eliminate Ban On Nonlawyer Ownership Of Law Firms

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The two-page order last week from the Arizona Supreme Court reads as pedestrian as any routine court order, but its impact is sure to be game changing for the practice of law and access to justice. The court’s order, issued Aug.

Financial Data Aggregator Faces Consumer Privacy Suit over “Surreptitious” Collection of Banking Information

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Last week, a putative privacy-related class action was filed in California district court against financial analytics firm Envestnet, Inc. Envestnet”), which operates Yodlee, Inc. Yodlee”). Wesch v. Yodlee Inc. , 20-05991 (N.D. filed Aug. 25, 2020)).

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His UnitedLex Disrupted Legal Services, Now Ajay Agrawal Aims to Disrupt Contracts

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In 2006, inspired by the success of business process outsourcing company Office Tiger, which RR Donnelley acquired that year for $250 million, Ajay Agrawal and Daniel Reed founded UnitedLex, one of the earliest legal process outsourcing companies.

Exclusive: Small Firms Face Significant Challenges, But Fail To Act On Them, Thomson Reuters Survey Finds

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It is fitting that Thomson Reuters’ annual survey report on the state of small U.S. law firms, which is being released today, opens with the French phrase, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” — the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Former White House Staffer Helms New Cybersecurity, Discovery and Info Gov Services Company

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Launching today is a company formed to provide cybersecurity, e-discovery, managed review and information governance services to commercial and government organizations, and leading it is the lawyer who formerly served as director of information governance at the White House.

Post-ILTA>ON Round-up: Tons of Legal Tech News – Acquisitions, Launches, Updates and More

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Last week may have been the first-ever virtual annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association , but just like past years’ face-to-face ILTACONs, this year’s ILTA>ON was the occasion for a flood of major news announcements from legal technology companies.

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Tomorrow: The Catching-Up-On-Two-Weeks Edition Of The Legal Tech Journalists’ Roundtable

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After a one-week hiatus, the Legaltech Week journalists’ roundtable returns to discuss and dissect the top news stories of the last two weeks. Join us tomorrow, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m. It’s on Zoom and all free, but registration is required.

For Litera, ILTA>ON Brought News On Top Of News; ‘No Dabbling,’ Says CEO

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“I’m not a big fan of dabbling in things,” Avaneesh Marwaha , the chief executive officer of legal technology company Litera , told me during an interview last week. “If we enter into an area, we want to become the market leader.”

Featured Resource: The Key to a Profitable Law Firm in any Economy

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Each week, we highlight a resource from the LawSites Resource Center , a library of downloadable content such as ebooks, white papers, case studies and more from experts and vendors in the legal industry.

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Breonna Taylor's ex-boyfriend offered plea that said she was part of 'criminal enterprise,' family attorney says - The Washington Post

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"If you think America is not evil the Louisville prosecutors have offered a plea deal to her ex-boyfriend if he would commit perjury (lying under oath) to implicate Ms. Taylor who was murdered by an illegal, unauthorized no-knock invasion of her home by the Louisville Police.

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RNC 2020 & Kenosha: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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My ATL Column Offers My Thoughts on Last Week’s Virtual ILTA Conference

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Last week brought ILTA>ON , the first virtual annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association. In prior years, the live ILTACON has traditionally been one of the largest, if not the largest, legal technology conferences in the world. So how was the virtual version?

Black Homeowners Face Discrimination in Appraisals - The New York Times

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"Companies that value homes for sale or refinancing are bound by law not to discriminate. Black homeowners say it happens anyway. A second appraisal valued Abena and Alex Horton’s Jacksonville home 40 percent higher than the first appraisal, after Ms. Horton removed all signs of Blackness.

How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering - The New York Times

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In the 1930s, federal officials redlined these neighborhoods in Richmond, Va., marking them as risky investments because residents were Black. Today, they are some of the hottest parts of town in the summer, with few trees and an abundance of heat-trapping pavement.

‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43 - The New York Times

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‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43 - The New York Times

David Smith: Minneapolis police did not face discipline in Black man’s death 10 years before George Floyd - The Washington Post

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“Is he breathing?” Minneapolis police officer Timothy Callahan wondered aloud.

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The Truth About Voting By Mail & Election Fraud | LegalEagle’s Real Law.

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Ex-NRA insider speaks out: Gun owners should be 'horrified' by what I saw - ABC News

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" A former high-ranking official within the National Rifle Association is breaking ranks with the powerful gun lobby, publishing a book that accuses its leaders of decades worth of mismanagement and fraud that he says has left the organization in a state of financial and moral disarray.

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CDC tells states to prepare for vaccine by Nov. Here's why experts say that's unrealistic.

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CDC tells states to prepare for vaccine by Nov. Here's why experts say that's unrealistic

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Office of the DNI to stop in-person briefings to Congress on election interference

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Office of the DNI to stop in-person briefings to Congress on election interference

The Truth About Voting By Mail & Election Fraud | LegalEagle’s Real Law.

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As Trump appointees flout the Hatch Act, civil servants who get caught get punished - The Washington Post

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" A Defense Logistics Agency employee was suspended for 30 days without pay last fall after giving his office colleagues a PowerPoint presentation that displayed the words, “Vote Republican.”

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Opinion | Trump used manipulation and race-baiting four years ago. He’s at it again. - The Washington Post

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" Finally, the Democratic and Republican conventions are over. Democrats broke ground with the nomination of Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.), the first Black woman on a major-party ticket, as presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate. They promised a return to decency and public service.

Donald Trump campaign repeatedly doctoring videos for social media ads | US news | The Guardian

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" Donald Trump’s presidential re-election campaign has repeatedly produced manipulated online content over the past week. The Trump campaign published a set of Facebook ads that featured the president’s Democratic rival Joe Biden looking older than the 77-year-old former vice-president is.

Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’ - The Atlantic

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" The president has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members, and asked that wounded veterans be kept out of military parades, multiple sources tell The Atlantic.

Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’ - The Atlantic

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" The president has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members, and asked that wounded veterans be kept out of military parades, multiple sources tell The Atlantic.

Trump To Supporters: Go To Polls Even After Mail-In Voting : NPR

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Trump To Supporters: Go To Polls Even After Mail-In Voting : NPR

Ethics Watchdog Accuses Trump Officials Of 15 Hatch Act Violations During Conventions

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" Non-partisan ethics watchdog Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) flagged 15 more Hatch Act violations by Trump administration officials during the weeks of the Democratic and Republican conventions, the latest in a long series of criticism towards the administration’s ethical culture.

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Trump suggests voters cast ballots twice, which if done intentionally is illegal - The Washington Post

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" U.S. colleges are cracking down on parties as campus infections rise. South Korea’s much vaunted strategy for battling the virus is under pressure as a second wave of cases sweeps the country. Right Now India reported 83,883 new virus cases on Thursday, breaking its own record. As the C.D.C.