LexisNexis Named Publisher of Official Mass. Reports

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LexisNexis today announced that it has been named official publisher of the Massachusetts Reports, the official publication containing decisions of the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court. Previously, Thomson Reuters (West) was the official publisher.

Fastcase Officially Launches Its AI Sandbox and Firms that Will Participate

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The post Fastcase Officially Launches Its AI Sandbox and Firms that Will Participate appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Nearly a year ago, this blog first reported that legal research service Fastcase would launch an artificial intelligence sandbox for law firms — a testing environment where firms would have access to various AI platforms and data sets, as well as be able to bring in their own data.

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Trump didn't disclose full payments to Cohen in official paperwork

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Trump didn't disclose full payments to Cohen in official paperworkTrump underreported payments to Cohen in disclosures, a potential violation from CNBC.

Kormych on The Information Law of Ukraine @nuoua_official

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Borys Kormych, Odessa Law Academy, has published The Information Law of Ukraine. The paper provides a general overview of the legal regulation of information relations in Ukraine. It focuses on the basic principles and structure of Ukrainian legislation in the

Judge Officially Confirms Relativity's Reorganization Plan

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The judge's blessing will allow the studio to move forward in releasing 'Masterminds,' 'The Disappointments Room,' 'Before I Wake,' 'Kidnap,' 'Strangers 2' and other films. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online Relativity Media

Lisa Bloom Calls Fox News "A Cesspool of Sexual Harassment" in Letter to N.Y. Officials

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The letter - which lambasts ex-CEO Roger Ailes - follows a press conference with Wendy Walsh, who claims she faced retaliation after rejecting Bill O'Reilly. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Embattled Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Good for Hollywood, Says Official

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Senior trade official Michael Froman makes the case for the TPP but acknowledges political headwinds. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Australia Chile Japan Mexico New Zealand USA Business THR Online International

WGA STRIKE OFFICIALLY OVER

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Writers on both coasts officially ratified the WGA's new pact with the major studios. The agreement, accepted by the WGA's ruling board over two weeks ago on February 10, provides writers with concessions on issues that fueled their strike. These concessions include provisions governing writing for "new media" and a compensation structure for content re-used in new media. The three year deal runs through 2011. The writers ratified this new deal with over 90% in favor of the new agreement.

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@LThomasMiller: DOJ RELEASES OFFICIAL WRITTEN RULING REGARDING 100% LICENSING

Music Technology Policy

via @LThomasMiller: DOJ RELEASES OFFICIAL WRITTEN RULING REGARDING 100% LICENSING — Artist Rights WatchNSAI Board President and Songwriter Lee Thomas Miller: “I cannot emphasize strongly enough how ludicrous this DOJ ruling is. The government is wrong on this and I think they know it.

It’s Official: LinkedIn is Shutting Down CardMunch

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Well, now it’s official. The post It’s Official: LinkedIn is Shutting Down CardMunch appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Back in December, I wrote a post questioning whether LinkedIn had abandoned CardMunch, its business card scanning app that used actual humans to transcribe the cards you scan and then connected the contact information to LinkedIn. This week, LinkedIn announced that CardMunch will be shut down on July 11, 2014. In […].

Usman on Defamation and Redefining the Public Official

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Jeffrey Omar Usman, Belmont University College of Law, is publishing Defamation and the Government Employee: Redefining Who Constitutes a Public Official in volume 47 of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (2015).

Official: CBS 'Glass House' Restraining Order Denied

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Read the judge's final ruling allowing ABC to air the reality series despite CBS' claim that it is too similar to Big Brother. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television ABC CBS Big Brother The Glass House

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Now It’s Official: LexisNexis Acquires Lex Machina

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The post Now It’s Official: LexisNexis Acquires Lex Machina appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Following up on my earlier post today, Rumor Mill: Is LexisNexis About to Buy Lex Machina?, I have received confirmation from LexisNexis that the acquisition has taken place.

Business Owners: Don’t be fooled by official-looking solicitations

Gordon P. Firemark

These official-looking notices from organizations with names like “corporate compliance center&# request a fee and completion of a form to ensure the company’s continued compliance with California Law. At best, these ‘notices’ [.]. California business owners have recently been plagued by phony notices suggesting that they’re in danger of losing their corporate status, or being subjected to fines.

Australian official calls for end to 'Hobbit' spat

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OFFICIALS PUSH TO BOLSTER LAW ON WIRETAPPING - NYTimes.com

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OFFICIALS PUSH TO BOLSTER LAW ON WIRETAPPING - NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials , citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say. An Obama administration task force that includes officials from the Justice and Commerce Departments, the F.B.I.

It's Official: Suing Over Graffiti Is Fashionable

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A new lawsuit against Roberto Cavalli continues a recent march by street artists to the courthouse read more. The Business Culture Fashion THR Online THR, Esq. Style Roberto Cavalli Business

Watch Roots First Official Trailer Clip - Roots | HISTORY

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Watch Roots First Official Trailer Clip - Roots | HISTORY

Adobe Officially Launches its All-New Version of Acrobat

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Yesterday, the new products officially launched. The post Adobe Officially Launches its All-New Version of Acrobat appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I wrote last week about Adobe’s impending release of an all new version of its Acrobat PDF software, Acrobat DC, and of the broader Adobe Document Cloud with which Acrobat DC will be tightly integrated.

Dept. of Justice Makes a Dramatic Change for Music Licensing Official

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Songwriters and music publishers, as well as the U.S. Copyright Office, have voiced vehement opposition to the mandate. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business Billboard

Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children, official says - The Washington Post

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Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children, official says - The Washington Post : "" (Via

Ed O'Neill Officially Joins 'Modern Family' Cast Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor claims his contract violates California's prohibition on personal services contracts that last longer than seven years. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television Ed O'Neil Modern Family

Official: Charlie Sheen Settles Lawsuit With Warner Bros., Chuck Lorre

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Matthew Belloni) The resolution of the $100 million case was reported by THR last week. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Charlie Sheen Chuck Lorre Warner Bros. Television Two and a Half Men

UK Cop Shuts Down Social Media Accounts, Citing Official Pressure

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A British policeman who, as "Inspector Gadget," has routinely blogged and tweeted his personal opinions concerning official actions has shut down his social media accounts. Others who do the same say they are considering following his lead after their superiors

Trump Administration Rules That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave, Officials Say, Trump is a truly evil man - The New York Times

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Trump Administration Rules That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave, Officials Say - The New York Times

Megaupload's Kim Dotcom: U.S. Officials Used File-Sharing Site Too

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Eriq Gardner In an interview, Dotcom says his legal team is working to return legitimate data to its users. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Kim Dotcom

Chris Hayes Explains Why It's Important to Yell at Public Officials

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Police Union Official Wearing 'I Am Darren Wilson' Wristband Starts Brawl At St. Louis Meeting

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Police Union Official Wearing ''I Am Darren Wilson'' Wristband Starts Brawl At St. Louis Meeting

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New Official Site for U.S. Code Launched in Beta

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The official federal government publisher of the U.S. House of Representatives — the entity responsible for preparing and publishing the official U.S. Code yesterday unveiled a beta version of a new U.S. Code website that features a number of enhancements for searching and working with the nation’s governing body of laws. The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say - The Washington Post

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say - The Washington Post

Lawyer/Journalist Sparks Public Official’s Conscience

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But for others, please read on to find out how a lawyer/journalist caused a public official to stop a double-dipping scheme before it even got started. For those of you in Massachusetts, you can skip this post, because you probably know the story already. The lawyer/journalist in question is Sean P. Murphy , an investigative reporter for The Boston Globe.

Georgia Attorney General Won't Defend Election Officials in Lawsuit Over Wiped Electoral Server

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million voters as well as election officials’ passwords were riddled with security vulnerabilities—and that authorities responsible for the databases failed to fix them within six months of being notified. "Worried about whether U.S. elections are vulnerable to outside interference?

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer - The New York Times

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"WASHINGTON — American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Flynn, a retired general who was advising Mr. Trump, the officials said.

Jeff Sessions Must Resign. NYC officials blast Trump's DOJ for calling city 'soft on crime' | MSNBC

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NYC officials blast Trump's DOJ for calling city 'soft on crime' | MSNBC

ACLU challenges Nevada’s marriage officiant requirements

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy The ACLU is suing the State of Nevada and Clark County – where Las Vegas is located – over laws that require non-governmental marriage officiants to have a religious affiliation. While anyone can perform a marriage in Nevada, he or she must obtain a certificate to solemnize the marriage based on the [.]. church and state First Amendment religion

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2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports - The New York Times

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2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports - The New York Times

‘I think I was being sent a message’: U.S. warned U.N. official about report on poverty in America - The Washington Post

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At his first meeting, Alston said he was told by a senior State Department official that his findings may influence the United States' membership in the human rights body. “A A senior official said to me my report could be a factor in whether the U.S. "Philip G.

U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials - The New York Times

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It's Official: Aaron McGruder out at Boondocks - The Root

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It''s Official: Aaron McGruder out at Boondocks - The Root This is terrible. Gangsta capitalism at play again.

Top U.N. Rights Official Denounces Iraqi Executions

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Rights Official Denounces Iraqi Executions BAGHDAD — With increasing regularity, Iraq ’s condemned prisoners are rounded from their cells in groups. One by one, they are led down a hallway to an execution chamber where they are hanged, the sound of the trapdoor reverberating through the cells. There is no advance notice, no last meal, no goodbyes. Top U.N.

Three former Trump campaign officials charged by special counsel

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Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis - The Washington Post

Avvo Officially Launches its Fixed-Fee Legal Services in 18 States

Media Law

Today, Avvo is officially launching the service across 18 states […]. The post Avvo Officially Launches its Fixed-Fee Legal Services in 18 States appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last month, this blog was the first to report the news that Avvo was beginning to roll out a service, called Avvo Legal Services, offering fixed-fee, limited-scope legal services through a network of attorneys. At that point, the service was being tested in five cities.

Trump officials don't get to eat dinner in peace – not while kids are in cages | Jessica Valenti | Opinion | The Guardian

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Trump officials don't get to eat dinner in peace – not while kids are in cages | Jessica Valenti | Opinion | The Guardian "Republicans are very worried about ‘civility’ these days.