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.

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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

Entertainment Litigation Blog

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. So for litigators who are already in a case, it's not simply a matter of ditching the now-undesirable client.

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.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: DISNEY/PIXAR DEFEAT COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

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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Sag on Empirical Studies of Copyright Litigation

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Matthew Sag, Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law, is publishing Empirical Studies of Copyright Litigation in 2 Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Peter S.

The Latest Twists and Turns in the Fastcase-Casemaker Litigation

Media Law

When last we left the litigation between Fastcase and Casemaker, it was mid-May and Fastcase had just filed a motion for summary judgment. The post The Latest Twists and Turns in the Fastcase-Casemaker Litigation appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. A lot has happened since then, including just this week, so let me bring you up to date. But first, to recap: Last February, Fastcase preemptively filed the declaratory judgment lawsuit in […].

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: STUDIOS SETTLE "WATCHMEN" LITIGATION

Entertainment Litigation Blog

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 LITIGATION: DISNEY/PIXAR DEFEAT COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

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: JURY DUTY

Entertainment Litigation Blog

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.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ROGER CLEMENS PERJURY TRIAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

A CONTINUING REMINDER OF THE NEED FOR STRONG ADVISORS Roger Clemens must feel like he's under siege these days.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: BEASTIE BOYS SUED FOR ILLEGAL SAMPLING

Entertainment Litigation Blog

HOP-HOP LABEL FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST GROUP DAY BEFORE MCA LOSES FIGHT WITH CANCER Adam “MCA” Rauch co-founded the “Beastie Boys” hip hop group with Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz.

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.

For Avvo, Bad Ethics News But Good Litigation News

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The post For Avvo, Bad Ethics News But Good Litigation News appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Recent legal developments have brought both good news and bad news for Avvo. Let’s start with the bad news. Earlier this year, Avvo launched Avvo Legal Services, a service offering fixed-fee, limited-scope legal help through a network of attorneys. In an earlier post, I explained how this works: Avvo sets the services to be provided […].

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ROGER CLEMENS PERJURY TRIAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

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: 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.

Agent defection creates nasty litigation

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Tags: Contracts & Riders Labor Litigation Representation Sports

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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: 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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Ailes Media Litigator Charles Harder on His Improbable Rise With Clients Melania Trump and Hulk Hogan

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Arguably the highest-profile media lawyer in America, Harder opens up as Donald Trump threatens the New York Times for "irresponsible intent" and states: "I'm anything but the enemy of a free press." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Hulk Hogan THR Weekly Magazine

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: JURY DUTY

Entertainment Litigation Blog

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.

ExhibitView’s PDF+: Revisiting My Review of this PDF Tool for Litigators

Media Law

The post ExhibitView’s PDF+: Revisiting My Review of this PDF Tool for Litigators appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last July, I reviewed PDF+, a PDF tool for trial lawyers from ExhibitView Solutions, a company that has developed several products for trial preparation and presentation. As I noted then, PDF+ is designed to be a more agile alternative to full-featured PDF programs such as Adobe Pro DC or Nuance Power PDF Advanced, providing just […].

Lindsay Lohan sprayed with litigation

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Tags: Celebrity Lindsay Lohan Litigation

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: LINDSAY LOHAN SUES E*TRADE FOR $100 MILLION

Entertainment Litigation Blog

ACTRESS CLAIMS BABY GIRLFRIEND COMMERCIAL IS ABOUT HER Actress Lindsay Lohan is once again in the news. This time, however, it's not because of what Lohan and her running buddies have done in some nightclub, or the latest in the ongoing feud between Lohan and her father.

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Litigants Alleging Procedural Violations of Illinois Biometric Privacy Statute (BIPA) Are Not “Aggrieved” Parties That May Seek Legal Remedies

New Media and Technology Law

While federal courts have weighed in on whether litigants have standing for asserting procedural violations of BIPA , it was not clear if mere procedural violations of BIPA’s consent and data retention requirements, without any showing of actual harm or data misuse, were actionable under the statute (i.e., Thus, it seems clear that biometrics-related litigation will continue to be active in 2018 and we will continue to monitor and report on developments as it evolves.

Lex Machina Adds Analytics For A New Area Of Law: Employment Litigation

Media Law

The post Lex Machina Adds Analytics For A New Area Of Law: Employment Litigation appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The new employment module includes analytics showing case resolutions. When LexisNexis acquired the legal analytics platform Lex Machina in November 2015, the plan was to use LexisNexis’s collection of federal and state docket data to expand Lex Machina’s analytics beyond its original area of intellectual property.

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.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: REPRESENTING THE UNPOPULAR CLIENT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

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.

Legal Startup ‘Mighty’ Helps Plaintiffs Find Funding For Litigation

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A new legal-funding site launched this month with the goal of connecting plaintiffs in civil litigation with investors who compete to advance them a small portion of any future settlement or award. The post Legal Startup ‘Mighty’ Helps Plaintiffs Find Funding For Litigation appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Legal Tech Leaders Among Investors As Litigation Startup Allegory Raises $500K

Media Law

Several prominent veterans of legal technology are among the leaders in a $500,000-plus round of funding in Allegory, the cloud-based litigation-management startup founded last year by Alma Asay, a former Gibson Dunn litigator. The post Legal Tech Leaders Among Investors As Litigation Startup Allegory Raises $500K appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA LITIGATION: FORMER UCLA BASKETBALL PLAYER REEVES NELSON SUES SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR DEFAMATION

Entertainment Litigation Blog

LAWSUIT TARGETS ARTICLE WRITTEN BY PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR. Former UCLA men’s basketball player, Reeves Nelson, has filed a lawsuit for defamation against Sports Illustrated resulting from SI’s March 2012 article entitled, Special Report: Not The UCLA Way.

Hollywood Litigator Larry Stein Adds Mediator to His Resume

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"There’s a tremendous need for conflict resolution in society, now in particular," says Stein. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Jill Ratner Promoted to EVP of 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

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS LITIGATION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS ASSERT TRADEMARK RIGHTS AGAINST CLIPPER DARRELL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

After the jump, as a sports fan, and intellectual property litigator, I will discuss this burgeoning dispute between the club and its superfan and whether Lob City is better served enjoying its most visible fan’s support instead of stifling it.

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

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: "WATCHMEN" SETTLEMENT UPDATE

Entertainment Litigation Blog

over the "Watchmen" movie have been reported since my post yesterday on the end of the litigation between the studios. SETTLEMENT PROMPTED BY CHRISTMAS EVE RULING Certain details of the settlement between Fox and Warner Bros. The settlement apparently was prompted by a ruling by the court on December 24 that the film's producer, Larry Gordon, failed to properly secure the rights from Fox before setting up the project at Warners and that Fox owned the copyright to the property.

'Drive,' Subject of a Viral Lawsuit, Still Being Litigated Five Years Later

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One lawyer keeps fighting over a film he perceives as anti-Semitic. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Jay Z Beats Logo Suit; Comcast Escapes Daily Fantasy Sports Litigation

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A roundup of entertainment law news, including the alleged rights-holder of Zorro being sued for infringing a Zorro work. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: WARNER BROS. SETTLES “HANGOVER II” LAWSUIT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

With this cloud of litigation hovering, the film opened in the U.S. And those costs would be on top of the actual cost of continuing the litigation. STUDIO SETTLES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIM BROUGHT BY TATTOO ARTIST. Late last month, Warner Bros. settled the copyright infringement lawsuit brought by the tattoo artist who designed the tatoo which appears on the face of former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. The tattoo artist, S. Victor Whitmill, sued Warner Bros.