By Jennifer Oltarsh
ScienceDaily brings news of a multi-disciplinary team developing yet another great new tool for scientists. It’s a camera. A sensitive camera that captures images of cells. It’s also a really fast camera. It’s so fast it can accurately capture images of 100,000 cells per second. How fast is that? That’s about 100X the best cellular camera in use today.
In the closing days of its term, the Supreme Court announced that it had granted certiorari in Comcast Corporation v. Behrend, setting up what is certain to be a major battle over expert testimony and class certification hearings. Behrend arises from what appears to be the largest certified class in history – more than two million former and current subscribers to Comcast’s cable services in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
The 2012 Fortune 500 Social CEO Index Report (pdf) by CEO.com and sponsored by Domo, released yesterday, found that CEOs are lagging far behind the general population in their use of social media. Nothing really surprising on the face of the findings as the general population is going to include a lot of younger people who are very active on social media. But the specific findings as well as the opportunity that awaits savvy law firms by using social media are interesting to review and consider.
What does it really mean when an investigator says that they are going to do a background search on a person and track down all the relevant documents “on the public record”? Well, let’s start with what it doesn’t mean: bank documents and cell phone records are not public record. Any investigator who tells you he can track these down for you is ostensibly promising to break more than a couple of laws to get you that information.
Recruiters are increasingly turning to social media to screen and recruit candidates. Jobvite’s 2012 Social Recruiting Survey found that 92% of respondents plan to use social media for recruiting. Often, recruiters are viewing and considering information that should not be utilized in the hiring process. LinkedIn is replete with information that should not be considered when searching for or selecting candidates. Full Story
As we continue our startup blog series, How to Select New Counsel and Manage Legal Fees, we focus on law firm size in the process of hiring an attorney. There is no “one size fits” for whether a startup company should select a big or small law firm. Strong arguments can be made for both. It is very important to prioritize your company’s needs, budget and comfort level.
LXBN TV: Why the Supreme Court Made the Right Call in Banning Life Sentences for Juveniles—LaszloLaw’s Jayme Moss
Lost in the shuffle of rulings on the Affordable Care Act and Arizona’s controversial immigration law, the Supreme Court issued a ruling banning mandatory life sentences for juveniles as it violates the Eighth Amendment forbidding cruel and unusual punishment. To explain why the Supreme Court made the right decision and the impact mandatory life sentences have had, we bring in Jayme Moss of Laszlo & Associates and their Boulder Criminal Law Advisor. Full Story