Notable New Casetext Product Drafts Your Litigation Briefs For You

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” Heller and cofounder Pablo Arredondo, who is Casetext’s chief product officer, say this is the first brief automation product in the legal market and only the second litigation automation product, after LegalMation , which automates the creation of responsible pleadings in litigation.

Weinsteins, Lionsgate settling 'Precious' litigation

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and Lionsgate have agreed to a complete settlement that will end the bicoastal litigation over ownership of. Tags: Bert Fields Copyright John Sloss Litigation By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: The long-running legal battle over "Precious" is about to come to an end. Sources tell us the Weinstein Co.

Litera Acquires Litigation Management Platform Allegory Law from Integreon

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In March , Alma Asay joined Litera , after founding and then selling to Integreon the litigation management platform Allegory Law. Allegory is a cloud-based litigation platform designed for complex, document-intensive litigation.

Tech-Enabled Litigation Funder Legalist Expands Into Bankruptcy With $50M Fund

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Legalist , a San Francisco-based litigation finance company that uses technology to scour court dockets and determine the best cases in which to invest, is now expanding into bankruptcy, raising $50 million for a fund to provide debtor-in-possession financing to small businesses in bankruptcy.

Agent defection creates nasty litigation

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Tags: Contracts & Riders Labor Litigation Representation Sports

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Fifty Ways To Litigate Star Trek Issues @dkluft

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Fifty ways to litigate Star Trek issues! This post, originally published at the Trademark & Copyright Law Blog.by David Kluft, is a little dated, but it's entertaining. Maybe he'd be willing to update? There's a Star Trek: Discovery plagiarism lawsuit

Arizona Litigator Named New Chair of ABA Center for Innovation

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The new chair, Don Bivens , is a partner in the Phoenix firm Snell & Wilmer , where his practice focuses on complex litigation and corporate investigations. He chaired the Litigation section in 2013 to 2014.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: REPRESENTING THE UNPOPULAR CLIENT

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While the transactional lawyer can make the business decision not to represent the unpopular actor in future deals, it's a little more complicated for a litigator like me. TERMINATING THE GIG -- LIMITS FOR THE LITIGATOR Court rules limit when a litigator can terminate his representation of a client. Litigators are permitted to withdraw from a case without the client's permission if there's a "conflict of interest" between lawyer and client.

Lindsay Lohan sprayed with litigation

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Tags: Celebrity Lindsay Lohan Litigation

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ART OF A TRIAL

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TOP COURTROOM MOTION PICTURES In the spirit of the many lists of "top" whatever in the entertainment industry, I decided to write about my favorite courtroom films. Before doing so, I decided to do "research" -- so I purchased some movies that I had not seen before and some others that I had not seen in a while. It was gruesome research watching all these films. But someone had to do it.

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Lexis+ Gets Litigation Analytics for Data-Based Insights on Courts, Judges and Counsel

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LexisNexis has enhanced its Lexis+ premium legal research platform with the addition of litigation analytics, which provide data-driven insights into judges, courts, attorneys and law firms, in both federal and state courts.

Breaking: Fastcase and Casemaker Settle Copyright Litigation over Georgia Regs

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The two legal research companies Fastcase and Casemaker have settled their three-year legal battle over Casemaker’s claims of copyright in Georgia administrative regulations. In federal court in Atlanta, the two companies jointly filed a stipulated dismissal of the matter.

ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA LITIGATION: LOSING ANONYMITY

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COMMUNICATION IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA AGE By now, you’ve seen the image. In June 2011, the Vancouver Canucks lost game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals to the Boston Bruins in Vancouver. Chaos ensued, and Vancouver burned. Sports fans rioting in disappointment over losing a championship (or in celebration of winning one) is hardly unusual.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: JURY DUTY

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Finally, some day it might be you standing in a courtroom as a litigant, looking for a fair and impartial group of jurors to serve in your case. COMMENTARY ON A CITIZEN'S OBLIGATION TO SERVE Last month, I was summoned to jury duty in a not-so-desirable area of Los Angeles County. I was happy to serve and fulfill my obligation. For a trial lawyer, serving on a jury -- and even just appearing for jury duty and being a part of a jury pool -- is educational.

O'Melveny Loses Litigator Marvin Putnam to Rival

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He's the third trial lawyer to leave the powerhouse firm in recent months. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online Michael Jackson

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: DISNEY/PIXAR DEFEAT COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT

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STUDIO WINS ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION RELATING TO “CARS” FRANCHISE. The studios behind the “Cars” motion picture franchise ended their July with a bang — winning their litigation in Los Angeles federal court over the creation of the franchise. The unwillingness to make a decision — either way — contributes to the tremendously high cost of litigation.

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ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: STUDIOS SETTLE "WATCHMEN" LITIGATION

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However, in this litigation, Fox was in the process of seeking a permanent injunction to block the movie's release, which the court was scheduled to hear next week, on January 20. So it should come as no surprise that the studios decided to settle the case before they had to litigate the injunction in court. FOX AND WARNER BROTHERS COME TO AN APPARENT AGREEMENT ON UPCOMING TENTPOLE FILM In a filing with the United States District Court in Los Angeles yesterday, Fox and Warner Bros.

ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA LITIGATION: LOSING ANONYMITY

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COMMUNICATION IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA AGE By now, you've seen the image. In June 2011, the Vancouver Canucks lost game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals to the Boston Bruins in Vancouver. Chaos ensued, and Vancouver burned. Sports fans rioting in disappointment over losing a championship (or in celebration of winning one) is hardly unusual.

Free Webinar: Litigation Tool Tips – A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology

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Eastern, I will be moderating a free, one-hour webinar, Litigation Tool Tips: A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology, presented by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. The post Free Webinar: Litigation Tool Tips – A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. One week from today, on April 28 at 1 p.m.

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ALM Shuts Down Smart Litigator, Its Web Resource for Litigators

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The ad was for Smart Litigator, a product launched in 2010 by ALM as a multi-faceted resource for litigators. The post ALM Shuts Down Smart Litigator, Its Web Resource for Litigators appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Among my dubious claims to fame was having had my over-sized visage plastered on a full-page ad that ran in the New York Law Journal in 2011.

Warner Bros. bulks up for 'Superman' litigation

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Tags: Copyright Litigation

Two New Services Launch to Deliver Legal and Litigation News

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Launching today is a new service that will deliver free legal and litigation news derived largely from court dockets, just a month after a similar service launched. Both are free legal news services, and both are heavily focused on delivering litigation-related news derived from court dockets.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: 2010 NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL CONFERENCE

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JUDGES, ACADEMICS AND PRACTICING LAWYERS GATHER FOR YEARLY CONFERENCE The 2010 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference took place last week in Maui, Hawaii with United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the keynote speaker. The Ninth Circuit holds a judicial conference every year in one of its districts -- Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon or Washington.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ROGER CLEMENS PERJURY TRIAL

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I have faced such decisions numerous times during the course of providing advice both before or after litigation. A CONTINUING REMINDER OF THE NEED FOR STRONG ADVISORS. Roger Clemens must feel like he’s under siege these days. Once certain that he’d be elected to the baseball hall of fame, Clemens is now on trial for the second time on perjury charges for lying about his supposed use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: JURY DUTY

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COMMENTARY ON A CITIZEN'S OBLIGATION TO SERVE Last month, I was summoned to jury duty in a not-so-desirable area of Los Angeles County. I was happy to serve and fulfill my obligation. For a trial lawyer, serving on a jury -- and even just appearing for jury duty and being a part of a jury pool -- is educational. However, some people seemingly will go to great lengths to avoid jury service. The following is my rant on what I observed some people are willing to do to avoid serving on a jury.

Still more litigation for ThinkFilm's Bergstein

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The latest to come to light are a lawsuit for alleged failure to properly distribute a movie, Tags: Litigation By Alex Ben Block Even as producer David Bergstein plows ahead in the movie business, the lawsuits and judgments continue to pile on.

Tolkiens, New Line settle 'Rings' litigation

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Tags: Litigation

Warners wins round in Superman litigation

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Tags: Litigation

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: DISNEY/PIXAR DEFEAT COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT

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STUDIO WINS ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION RELATING TO "CARS" FRANCHISE The studios behind the "Cars" motion picture franchise ended their July with a bang -- winning their litigation in Los Angeles federal court over the creation of the franchise.

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Beyonce perfume smells like litigation

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Tags: Celebrity Litigation Trademark

Bloomberg Law Says It Has ‘Significantly’ Expanded its Litigation Analytics

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Bloomberg Law says it has today rolled out a significant expansion of its Litigation Analytics suite, now providing analytics on over 100,000 attorneys from over 775 law firms, in addition to analytics on over 7,000 law firms, 70,000 public companies, 3.5 For recruitment and hiring purposes, Litigation Analytics delivers a comprehensive snapshot of a prospective hire’s track record in federal litigation, Bloomberg Law says.

More 'Sahara' litigation! Cussler sues Anschutz all over again

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Despite a March appellate court ruling in the long-running litigation between author Clive Cussler (right) and Philip Anschutz's Crusader Entertainment, Cussler today reignited the dispute. Tags: Litigation By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: You thought the epic legal battle over "Sahara" was done, right?

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: 2010 NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL CONFERENCE

Entertainment Litigation Blog

JUDGES, ACADEMICS AND PRACTICING LAWYERS GATHER FOR YEARLY CONFERENCE The 2010 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference took place last week in Maui, Hawaii with United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the keynote speaker. The Ninth Circuit holds a judicial conference every year in one of its districts -- Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon or Washington.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ART OF A TRIAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

TOP COURTROOM MOTION PICTURES In the spirit of the many lists of "top" whatever in the entertainment industry, I decided to write about my favorite courtroom films. Before doing so, I decided to do "research" -- so I purchased some movies that I had not seen before and some others that I had not seen in a while. It was gruesome research watching all these films. But someone had to do it.

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Lex Machina Expands Its Legal Analytics Into Commercial Litigation

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The legal analytics company Lex Machina today announced what it is describing as the most ambitious and largest expansion yet of its analytics into a new practice area, commercial litigation. The post Lex Machina Expands Its Legal Analytics Into Commercial Litigation appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: REPRESENTING THE UNPOPULAR CLIENT

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WHEN DOES A LAWYER GET TO DITCH A CLIENT Mel Gibson's recent diatribes -- lending credence to the widely held view that he's a racist and abuser of women -- provoke an old but interesting debate about lawyers' duties to clients and when a lawyer can "fire" a client. Last week, Matthew Belloni of The Hollywood Reporter wrote a post on his THR, Esq blog about Gibson's lawyer, Tom Hansen, staying "loyal" to Gibson -- unlike Gibson's agents who dumped him. THR's post was about deal lawyers.

Lex Machina Extends Its Analytics To Insurance Litigation

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The legal analytics platform Lex Machina , which is owned by LexisNexis, has been steadily expanding its coverage into new practice areas, and today has added insurance litigation. It includes only insurance cases (including class actions) that were litigated in federal district court, and in which parties that reside in different states dispute claims involving more than $75,000.

Jill Ratner Promoted to Exec VP Litigation for Fox Entertainment Group

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Previously, Ratner served as senior vp litigation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Litigation Finance Startup Legalist Raises $100 Million to Fund Lawsuits

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Legalist , a San Francisco-based litigation finance company started by two Harvard University dropouts and advised by retired 7th U.S. Litigants (or their attorneys) apply for funding and, if approved, Legalist covers all litigation costs, including attorneys’ fees, deposition costs and working capital for a business. “Litigation finance patches an important hole for businesses with valid claims who lack the funds to hire an attorney.”

DirecTV's 'NFL Sunday Ticket' Spurs Wave of Antitrust Litigation

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The TV market would be quite different if it were not for live professional football, the lawsuit theorizes. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Now You Can Automatically Draft Litigation Briefs in Product Liability Cases

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Launched by Casetext last February, Compose helps automate the creation of the first draft of a litigation brief, significantly cutting the time the draft would normally take.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE BRATZ BEAT BACK BARBIE ON APPEAL

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Chief Judge Alex Kozinski's entertaining opinion today likely will have far reaching consequences beyond toymakers -- affecting involving copyright infringement, trademark infringement and constructive trust litigation. The most important portion of Judge Kozinski's opinion -- as it pertains to entertainment and intellectual property litigation -- takes the district court, Judge Stephen G.

WME Settles Real Estate Litigation

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Daniel Miller The talent agency backed out of a lucrative Beverly Hills lease after the merger of Endeavor with the William Morris Agency. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business William Morris Endeavor Real Estate