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  • Legal Research, Technology

    Did Lexis Nexis Just ‘Bing’ Westlaw?

    It’s almost as if Westlaw (Thomson Reuters) had a crystal ball before this year’s LegalTech. From the get-go, they brought out the razzle dazzle in announcing their new WestlawNext. Before you could even enter the exhibit hall, they had music, giant television screens, and people running around with MacBook Airs showing off their new product. […]

    16 Comments / / Feb 2, 2010 at 2:51 PM
  • Biglaw, David Boies, Fabulosity, Lawyerly Lairs, Money, Partner Issues, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: Boies’s Bargain
    The legendary litigator snaps up an $8 million apartment.

    In between Christmas and New Year’s, while most of us were stuffing our faces, celebrated litigator David Boies was stuffing his own stocking — with a magnificent New York apartment. Last year was a good one for Boies Schiller associates, at least based on their bonuses. And it probably was a good one for their […]

    54 Comments / / Jan 6, 2010 at 1:15 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 12.23.09

    * It’s beginning to look a lot like … what? We’re still working? The whole team? Oh all right. [ABC News] * Gatesgate 2: The Prequel. [Courthouse News Service] * Yes, to your friend, Forbes Magazine, you will listen about the wisdom of applying to law school. [Forbes] * An exodus from Dickstein Shapiro to […]

    101 Comments / / Dec 23, 2009 at 8:53 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 12.16.09

    * Microsoft reaches a settlement with European antitrust regulators, agreeing to give Windows users a choice of browsers. [New York Times] * Garth Brooks is suing his hometown hospital for half a mill. (If we had knowledge of any of his music, we’d engage in some wordplay here based on an album or song title, […]

    21 Comments / / Dec 16, 2009 at 9:11 AM
  • Lawsuit of the Day, Technology

    Lawsuit of the Day: Friendless Man Sues Nintendo

    Here we have another lawsuit that is based on Nintendo’s Wii, the wildly popular gaming system for children that adults are strangely not embarrassed to love. Sadly, this lawsuit doesn’t involve a grown woman making herself sick by refusing to urinate. Instead, we have a guy who needs to play as a space traveling princess […]

    77 Comments / / Nov 23, 2009 at 2:28 PM
  • Job Searches

    UT Law Has the Most Depressing Job Posting Ever

    I understand that “most depressing job posting” is a strong statement. The job market is awful and I’m sure that there are terrible listings that I have not seen. But I stand by my headline. As of Friday the 13th, November 2009, this is the most depressing “legal” job that I’ve seen offered to qualified […]

    124 Comments / / Nov 13, 2009 at 9:55 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.16.09

    * Massachusetts’s treasurer says the state can’t afford a new public law school. [Boston Globe] * Organized crime is infiltrating law schools in the Czech Republic. This would never happen in New Jersey! [Blackbook Legal] * Microsoft’s General Counsel, Paramount’s General Counsel, and the VP of MySpace talk about funding professional content in the modern […]

    18 Comments / / Oct 16, 2009 at 5:19 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.07.09

    * Can Congress ban a “Human Sacrifice Channel” on television? Justice Alito wants to know (and Fox probably does too). [New York Times; Washington Briefs] * European Union regulators are working on a settlement in the Microsoft browser case. [AP] * A jury concludes: mugging a 101-year-old woman on her way to church is not […]

    17 Comments / / Oct 7, 2009 at 8:05 AM
  • Layoffs, Texas

    A Fish Out of Austin: Fish & Richardson Closes Austin Office

    As a New Yorker, people often tell me that Austin is “the oasis of Texas.” I think they mean that Austin is a culturally progressive blue city in middle of a red state. I hope they don’t mean that Austin is a great place to practice law. On Friday, Fish & Richardson announced plans to […]

    98 Comments / / Aug 31, 2009 at 12:10 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.19.09

    * If you’re wondering how Ted Olson wound up representing the plaintiffs in a case challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage, read this. [New York Times] * An Oklahoma judge strikes down, on state constitutional grounds, an Oklahoma law requiring ultrasounds before abortions. [Washington Post] * Microsoft seeks Federal Circuit permission to keep selling Word […]

    20 Comments / / Aug 19, 2009 at 9:16 AM
  • Weil Gotshal Manges logo

    Attorney Misconduct, Bankruptcy, Benchslaps, Biglaw, Harvey Miller, Intellectual Property, Legal Ethics, Litigators, Partner Issues, Screw-Ups

    $40 Million Benchslap for Weil Gotshal

    Don’t get too comfortable with that shiny new #6 Vault ranking, Weil Gotshal. The firm just got served, Texas-style. The ABA Journal reports: The Texas judge who ordered Microsoft to pay $290 million for infringing a patent included a $40 million enhancement that he said was partly justified because of alleged trial misconduct by a […]

    47 Comments / / Aug 18, 2009 at 3:03 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.30.09

    * Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli, the No. 3 official in the Obama Justice Department, signed off on a decision to drop a voter intimidation complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party. [Washington Times] * Can’t we all just get along — with the help of beer? Today at a White House picnic, […]

    47 Comments / / Jul 30, 2009 at 8:32 AM
  • American Constitution Society (ACS), Conferences / Symposia, Free Speech, Media and Journalism, Merrick Garland, Technology

    At the ACS National Convention: The Internet and the First Amendment

    The second panel we attended at the recent convention of the American Constitution Society (ACS) focused on a topic near and dear to our heart: free speech on the internet. The panel, The Internet Revolution and Its Effect on the First Amendment, featured the following participants: Judge Merrick B. Garland, U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

    14 Comments / / Jun 24, 2009 at 6:45 PM
  • iPhone, Technology

    Top Ten iPhone Apps for Biglawyers

    These days, it seems like the Blackberry stranglehold on Biglaw is loosening. Purely anecdotally, we’ve been seeing many office-pale fingers making use of iPhone touch screens to check for partner e-mails over the weekends. Let’s move beyond the anecdotal though. Which do you prefer as your Biglaw ball and chain? Online Surveys & Market Research If you […]

    41 Comments / / May 18, 2009 at 1:30 PM
  • Morning Docket, SCOTUS Potential

    Morning Docket 05.14.09

    * The Supreme Court short list has been leaked. Surprise: There’s a man on the list! Under consideration are Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. Appeals Court judges Sonia Sotomayor and Diane Pamela Wood, and California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno. [Associated Press] * Bill Gates is […]

    33 Comments / / May 14, 2009 at 8:56 AM
  • Sports

    College Athletes Finally Sue Electronic Arts/NCAA for Misappropriation of their Likenesses

    Let me give the uninitiated a brief rundown of how the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) deals with student athletes. (If you already know this, feel free to skip ahead to the jump.) Universities make tons of money on college sports. Athletes receive a free college education. Universities make tons of money selling paraphernalia associated […]

    136 Comments / / May 7, 2009 at 3:09 PM
  • Antitrust, George Bush, Guantanamo Bay, Morning Docket, SCOTUS

    Morning Docket 1.19.09

    * Civil rights leaders reflect on Martin Luther King. [ABC] * The E.U. slammed Microsoft in an antitrust case. [The Washington Post] * At least ten percent of the Guantanamo population has been deemed innocent, further calling the prison’s legitimacy in to question. [The New York Times] * SCOTUS added 6 new cases to the […]

    49 Comments / / Jan 19, 2009 at 8:52 AM
  • Federal Judges, Guantanamo Bay, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 1.2.09

    * London-based law firm Linklaters was the leading law firm in mergers and acquisitions this year, taking the number 1 title from Sullivan and Cromwell. [Bloomberg] * Former UK attorney general Lord Goldsmith says the UK should take in prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp if it will help the U.S. close the prison. […]

    13 Comments / / Jan 2, 2009 at 8:52 AM

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