• Ransomware Attacks Hit Legal System

    The tools to carry out this scam are a cheap commodity, and it’s become a plague. Using software that’s available on the internet, cyber-extortionists are said to have mounted 100,000 attacks a day in 2018, a rate...

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  • Make the Most Of Your Relationship With Outside Counsel

    "The message of the survey results is quite compelling: Clients should ask for and expect to receive better and more collaborative e-discovery counseling from law firms.”

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  • In-House Privilege Claim Stumbles Before Skeptical Judge

    A magistrate judge had a stern message for lawyers from Adidas and to in-house lawyers generally, as he denied a claim of privilege for certain in-house attorney emails in a breach of contract/IP case in the Eastern...

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  • Public Defender Workloads Make “Right To Counsel” A Dead Letter

    Studies in a number of states find that public defenders are overwhelmed and that they should be spending from between two and five times more hours on each case in order to make a reasonably effective defense....

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  • Duped Law Firm Sends €97,000 To Wrong Bank

    Here’s one more way a law firm can get ripped off by a determined hacker: One of the firm’s attorneys writes an email to the firm’s bookkeeper, with instructions for making a payment as part of the....

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  • Changing Views on Privacy

    A pronounced cultural shift in attitudes regarding privacy is making demands on both lawmakers and companies. For companies, one immediate effect is that boilerplate consent forms will no longer be sufficient. In the legislative arena, there is...

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  • “Noise,” AI, And The Black Box Of Legal Judgment

    A Nobel Prize winning psychologist and a noted legal scholar have teamed up to clarify the way legal judgments are made and how the process can be improved. Their research can be applied to any type of...

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  • 9-11 Insurance Hack Breaks New Ground In Cyber-Extortion

    By successfully breaching a law firm retained by global insurer Hiscox, a group known as The Dark Overlord has obtained a trove of litigation documents related to the 9-11 attack. “The news gives insight into how hacking...

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  • Preparing for Congressional Investigations

    Democrats in control of the House now have investigative and subpoena power. That means they have the power to call company executives to testify, and it’s certain they are going to use it. In this Today’s General...

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  • Hard Lesson In Privilege For Marriott Legal

    A federal court in Colorado found that analysis and sensitive advice about strategy and “Risks/Opportunities” was not protected by privilege, even though it had been drafted and reviewed by in-house lawyers, because it was contained in two sections...

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