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    High Court asked to consider per se illegality of Apple’s conduct in e-book market

    The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to weigh in on the appropriate standard for analyzing vertical agreements that facilitate horizontal collusion. Apple Inc. is questioning the application of per se scrutiny to its agreements with publishers in the e-book market after the company launched its iPad and iBookstore in 2010. Apple filed a petition […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 10, 2015 at 10:50 AM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 10.28.15

    * In September, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sued Hasbro over a toy hamster named Harris Faulker, claiming it violated her likeness rights. Hasbro has moved to dismiss the suit by providing a judge with side-by-side photos and a snark-filled filing. [THR, Esq. / Hollywood Reporter]

    * Per Gawker’s GC Heather Dietrick, it’s “more likely than not” that the media empire will lose in Hulk Hogan’s case over the release of his sex tape. She doesn’t think it’s likely, however, that the wrestler will get the $100 million in damages he’s seeking. [POLITICO]

    * It’s time for a ride at the regulatory rodeo, because for the first time in more than 20 years, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a new operating license for a nuclear power plant. Say hello to Watts Bar Unit 2 in Spring City, Tennessee. [The Verge]

    * We mentioned previously that when Apple refused to unlock a defendant’s iPhone for the DOJ, a federal judge wasn’t sure if he had the legal authority to order Apple to do so. As it turns out, Apple’s EULA gives the government the perfect loophole. [Simple Justice]

    * In case you missed it last week (we did), LegalZoom has settled its $10.5 million antitrust lawsuit against the North Carolina State Bar. The online legal documentation company will now vet all of its documents with lawyers from North Carolina. [ABA Journal]

    * Breaking Media Editor at Large Elie Mystal appeared on The Docket to defend sex offenders’ civil rights on Halloween. His Darth Vader costume is worth seeing. [MSNBC]

    24 Comments / / Oct 28, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.27.15

    * The Cincinnati Bengals reached a $255K settlement with their cheerleaders in a wage-and-hour suit. Each Ben-Gal stands to receive at least $2,500. Hmm, maybe they needed better lawyers who could BE AGGRESSIVE! B-E AGGRESSIVE! B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E! [CBS News]

    * Biglaw leaders think that first-year associates are likely to be replaced by robots within 10 years. Some even think that second- and third-year associates could be replaced by artificial intelligence. Damn, no wonder NY to $190 is still a pipedream. [Ars Technica via Am Law Daily]

    * “What you’re asking them to do is do work for you.” Despite the fact that the cellphone was seized in an investigation, this federal magistrate judge says that he isn’t quite sure if he has the legal authority to compel Apple to access data on a locked iPhone. [Reuters]

    * Justice waits for no one, except this defendant who allegedly murdered her 19-month-old daughter in 2010. After her trial was rescheduled for the 18th time, a judge finally decided he’d had enough: “Anything following this will be a trial or dismissal.” [WSJ Law Blog]

    * If you’re trying to get into to law school, there’s no need to wait for your fall semester grades before you send off your applications. A pulse and the ability to sign federal loan documents are all that you’ll need. [Law School Lowdown / U.S. News & World Report]

    60 Comments / / Oct 27, 2015 at 8:59 AM
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    E-book Closed On Apple Monitorship

    The federal district court in New York City has decided not to extend the Monitorship of Apple Inc.’s internal antitrust compliance policies and procedures.

    / Oct 19, 2015 at 4:03 PM
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    Today’s Tech: How A Biglaw Attorney Uses Apple Watch

    Learn how one firm has been incorporating the Apple Watch into its day-to-day practice.

    8 Comments / / Oct 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM
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    Litigators, Patents, Small Law Firms, Technology

    Beyond Biglaw: Defining A Litigation Victory

    The latest Federal Circuit ruling in the long running Apple v. Samsung patent saga presents an opportunity to discuss what it means to win in litigation.

    13 Comments / / Sep 22, 2015 at 11:31 AM
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    Deposition Reveals Insecure Side Of Steve Jobs

    What lies behind the genius…

    12 Comments / / Sep 3, 2015 at 4:04 PM
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    Rankings, Technology

    No There There For The Legal Tech Industry?

    Which law-focused companies are among the fastest-growing companies in the United States?

    0 Comments / / Aug 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 07.06.15

    * Is Apple Music an antitrust violation, a second-rate streaming music provider, or both. Probably both. [Dorf on Law]

    * Former Goldman employee Sergey Aleynikov acquitted… again. Who would have thought Cyrus Vance’s trumped up show trial would fail so thoroughly? [Dealbreaker]

    * Landmark cases reimagined as movie posters. [Res Ipsa Law Poster]

    * If you missed it, here’s the New York Times Editorial about the “Activist Roberts Court” that everyone was talking about over the weekend. [New York Times]

    * In her defense, Sarah Palin may not be the dumbest person from Wasilla. [Legal Juice]

    * In the wake of Obergefell, will some holdout religious schools lose their tax-exempt status? [Tax Prof Blog]

    * Susman Godfrey’s Steve Susman chats with Richard Hsu about distance cycling. [Hsu Untied]

    25 Comments / / Jul 6, 2015 at 5:13 PM
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    Apple’s ‘News’ Another Plus For Legal Bloggers

    Columnist Kevin O’Keefe explores how legal bloggers can take advantage of Apple News.

    2 Comments / / Jun 10, 2015 at 12:56 PM
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    Green vs. Blue Bubbles: A Thought on Thorough e-Discovery

    If you own an iPhone, take a look at your most recent text messaging threads. Are the words contained in a blue or a green speech balloon?

    / May 22, 2015 at 10:52 AM
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    Litigators, Technology

    Today’s Tech: A Litigation Attorney And His Apple Watch

    Want to streamline your digital life and increase your productivity in the process? Get an Apple Watch.

    1 Comment / / May 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM
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    In-House Counsel, Law Schools

    Want To Work In-House At Apple? Go To These Law Schools

    Which law school is best represented in Apple’s legal department? You might be surprised.

    26 Comments / / Mar 30, 2015 at 1:14 PM
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    Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Small Law Firms

    Beyond Biglaw: Gadflys Wanted?

    There’s a rare breed of lawyer who is not afraid to look at how things are done and propose how to make things better, according to boutique-firm columnist Gaston Kroub.

    9 Comments / / Mar 24, 2015 at 10:15 AM
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    Is The New Apple Watch A Gimmick Or Useful Technology?

    It can be useful to have a smart watch as a lawyer — you can use it to better manage your day.

    4 Comments / / Mar 10, 2015 at 2:15 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.26.15

    * Kim Kardashian is reportedly seeking law firm experience despite having no “legal training” or “redeeming qualities,” and she wants Amal Clooney to give her a hand. [Legal Cheek]

    * Do you remember Jennifer Gaubert, the New Orleans lawyer and radio host who hooked up with her cab driver… on video? She’s been sentenced. [Times-Picayune]

    * Supreme Court hears attorneys’ fees case. Baker Botts wants to get paid, yo. [Washington Post]

    * With three NFL teams publicly announcing their intention to build multi-billion dollar arenas in L.A., now’s a good time to mention that firms specializing in sports work have a pretty sweet business model. [The American Lawyer]

    * That was fast. Days after Dean Nora Demleitner announced that she was stepping down, Washington & Lee already has a new dean. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Jury slams Apple with $533 Million verdict. As they say, everything’s bigger in Texas. [The Litigation Daily]

    10 Comments / / Feb 26, 2015 at 8:33 AM
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    Apple’s iPad Brainwashing Spell Seems To Be Wearing Off

    Here is a rundown of the pros and cons of different tablet devices for lawyers, from tech columnist Jeff Bennion.

    15 Comments / / Feb 10, 2015 at 4:34 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 12.08.14

    * A student at Barry Law claims someone stole her phone and used it to call an African-American blogger an N-word on Instagram. We’ll have more on this believable story later. [Miami Herald]

    * Mark Wahlberg wants to be pardoned for a crime committed before he was known as Marky Mark. He should also consider asking to be pardoned for The Happening and Planet of the Apes. [CNN]

    * The job market was flat last month, and in 2014, the legal sector lost 3,000 jobs. Don’t worry, you’ll get a job eventually, per the hopes and prayers of your career services employees. [Am Law Daily]

    * Shine bright like A. Diamond: Howrey’s bankruptcy trustee says he’ll have a confirmed creditor-repayment plan “well before” the end of next year. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * iF*ckedUp? The last named plaintiff in the Apple iPod class action may not have bought an iPod during the time period at issue in the suit. [Bits / New York Times]

    * We suppose that with new tech comes new logos, because Covington & Burling is dropping the “& Burling” for global branding purposes. [National Law Journal]

    * David Lat, ATL’s founder and managing editor, doesn’t “think [he’s] defamed anyone” in his book, Supreme Ambitions (aff. link). Yay! We’ll have more on this later. [New York Times]

    25 Comments / / Dec 8, 2014 at 9:01 AM