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    E-Discovery Trends To Watch In 2017

    Significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure late in 2015, followed by a flood of judicial opinions interpreting them, are changing the practice. In this Today’s General Counsel article, Michele C.S. Lang discusses some key...

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    Topless Ban Discriminates Against Women

    A Colorado judge says Fort Collins’ indecency code, which makes it a crime for women to show their nipples, is likely unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson said the ordinance is based on gender discrimination, and...

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    Surfer Bullies Won’t Face Class-Action Suit

    A federal judge this week rejected class-action status for a lawsuit that accuses a group of surfers in Lunada Bay, Calif., of harassing and assaulting outsiders. The group, the so-called Bay Boys, are accused of resorting to...

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    Supreme Court Not Playing Nice With Executive Branch

    Since Ronald Reagan, presidents have had a harder time finding success in arguments before the Supreme Court, a new study shows. Historically, “over the course of the 84 terms and 13 presidents in our data set, presidents...

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    Landmark Victory For Western Company In Chinese IP Court

    A six-year long IP dispute that had reached the Supreme People’s Court in China resulted in a victory for a Danish biotech company against two Chinese competitors. This is a case “of a foreign company prevailing in...

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    SCOTUS: Racist Expert Discriminated Against Death Row Inmate

    The U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled in favor of a Texas death row inmate seeking a new sentencing hearing after his own lawyers introduced evidence at trial that he was more likely to be dangerous because...

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    Amazon Resists Handing Over Robot Witness

    Online retail giant Amazon is resisting calls from Arkansas prosecutors to turn over an Amazon Echo – a digital device that works by voice control – that they say may contain information that could help solve a...

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    Man Claiming He Invented Email Is No Troll

    He holds four degrees from MIT, runs a startup in the high-tech hotbed of Cambridge, Mass., and says he invented e-mail when he was 14 years old, then copyrighted the code a few years later. “Dispute him...

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    Don’t Lower Legal Fees – Eliminate Lawyers

    Advocates for access to justice should abandon the fight to lower legal fees in favor of pushing for more “non-lawyer” alternatives, writes Jordan Furlong for Lawyerist. He notes that barely 25 percent of lawyers’ business is working...

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    Trump, Gorsuch Differ On Free Press Views

    Though President Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail to “open up those libel laws,” and has more recently called the news media “the enemy of the American people,” his pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch,...

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