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Legal Technology

TweetThe U.S. Justice Department is in the process of preparing an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple and some of the biggest names in U.S. publishing for their alleged price-fixing conspiracy. According to the proposed complaint, the parties agreed to raise the prices of e-books.  The publishers include some heavy hitters in the industry: Simon & Schuster, […]

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TweetA class action lawsuit was recently filed in Texas in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court, Austin Division against some of the biggest heavy-weights in the tech industry.  In the lawsuit plaintiffs allege that makers of popular mobile apps misappropriate millions of  users’ personal information such as names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers without […]

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TweetJurors’ use, or I should say misuse, of social media such as Twitter and Facebook during trials is leading to the overturning of court rulings, convictions and mistrials.  These improper juror postings on social media websites is yet another weapon in attorneys’ arsenals for creating grounds for an appeal. Criminal defense lawyers, among others, comb through Facebook and Twitter entries for […]

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TweetCyberattacks on Law Firms-Background In what has become an all too familiar refrain, a major New York law firm was recently informed by the FBI that all of the firm’s client files had been discovered on a server in a foreign country. Those files were then sent from that foreign server to China. For those […]

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TweetCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris recently reached an agreement with Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Research in Motion in which the six companies conceded that California law requires apps to have privacy policies.  They agreed tha they would require app developers who collect personal information to include these privacy policies. The overwhelming majority of the most-downloaded mobile apps […]

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TweetA recent survey by ALM Legal Intelligence entitled “Fans, Followers and Connections: Social Media ROI for Law Firms” has disclosed that law firms are finally reaping dividends from their use of social media. Over 40% of the American law firms surveyed reported that participating in social networks and blogging led to new clients or business leads. About 180 law firm partners, marketers and administrators […]

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TweetIf you thought iPads were just cute gadgets for surfing the web, checking email, watching movies, and reading books, guess again.  One Arizona law firm, Fennemore Craig, is using the iPad to revolutionize the way it does business, creating a much more efficient, seamless way of practicing law—and saving money and precious resources in the […]

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TweetLike it or not, if you have subscribed to a mobile social network through your smartphone, chances are your address book has been made available to other viewers and you weren’t even aware of it. Recently, it came to light that the social network company Path, which allows its users to post personal journals to friends and family, had […]

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TweetHow can law firms truly help deserving charities when so many different non-profit organizations work to assist people who may be impoverished, sick or looking for a second chance in life, or even a first chance? How can this be done within the framework of a firm’s business mission, yet still make a positive impact? […]

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TweetFor all of us who use LinkedIn to expand our professional networks, there is a new kid on the block named BranchOut whose membership now numbers ten million registered users. BranchOut is a professional networking app built on Facebook which takes advantage of Facebook’s social network effect to reach hundreds of millions of users and, according […]

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