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Legal Technology

TweetAs we look back at 2012, it is clear that some of the most significant legal issues involved the intersection of the law and technology. Moreover, the impact of technology can be seen in nearly every area of law from criminal law to business law. In business law, the growing popularity of social media is […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. U.S. Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California abused her discretion in barring Samsung Electronics America Inc. from selling the Galaxy Nexus smart phone, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 11 (Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics America Inc., No. 12-1507, Fed. Cir.). In reversing and remanding the […]

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TweetSometimes lawyers are as slow to adapt to change as the Catholic Church.  Many lawyers have not yet embraced the internet dogma or accepted the reality that technology can be good.  As a result, many law firms are not taking advantage of the time and cost savings the internet can provide. Cloud computing use by […]

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TweetInformation privacy and security are hot topics these days and for good reason. Social media website,  LinkedIn was the latest high-profile company to suffer a serious customer data breach. On June 6, LinkedIn made headlines when it was discovered that hackers had posted 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords to an underground forum. In addition to the […]

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TweetIn November 2010, Skype became aware of a security flaw in its system which allows someone to surreptitiously track the location of its customers—and it has done absolutely nothing about it.   Skype is now owned by Microsoft.  This is an especially troubling problem for businesses that use the Skype platform.  In 2011, approximately 37% of […]

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Tweet Would you even consider citing to Wikipedia in a brief or other legal document?  Well, Federal Appeals Courts have cited to it nearly 100 times in the past 5 years according to The Wall Street Journal Law Blog. The Law Blog decided to research this trend after the recent decision of the Richmond-based U.S. […]

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TweetIf you have ever had your credit card compromised, you understand the havoc that identity theft can create. Now imagine if that happened to your business. Given the harm it can do to your reputation and bottom line, business identity theft should be on the radar of all companies. Of course, if the security breach […]

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TweetAs reported previously here, here, and here, the big guns in the tech industry such as Facebook and Google have been gathering personal information from users of their apps and using that information for their own personal financial gain.  Users are often not even aware that their personal information is being collected and used that way. […]

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TweetSocial media has arguably transformed the way many companies do business, particularly how they interact with the public. However, as the business advantages of this new technology continue to grow, so do the legal risks. Many of these risks can be traced back to the novelty of the social media phenomenon. While social media issues […]

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Tweet Shortly after expressing his hope  that a federal judge would encourage the use of predictive coding for e-discovery, U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck did so himself.  In fact, he has ordered it in Da Silva Moore vs. Publicis Groupe et. al., a Second Circuit Title VII gender discrimination class action case. And, more […]

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