The New York Times is reporting that Google and the European Union have reached an “antitrust” deal regarding how Google displays certain search results that include its own properties, like Google Plus Local or Google News.
With many things in life and business, if it comes to the point that you’re trying to force something to happen, the less likely it is that your effort is going to reach its desired outcome. Such is the case with starting a law blog. If your first focus in legal blogging is marketing, then guess what it’s not going to be good at. Yep, marketing. And if you don’t focus on the marketing aspect and hone in instead on creating a great publication, you know what it’ll actually be good for? Marketing. Joining LXBN TV to explain—as part of our pre-event coverage of Avvo’s Lawyernomics 2013 conference—is Lawyerist Editor in Chief Sam Glover.
It’s been a week since I returned home from the LMA’s Annual Conference, and I’m still digesting everything that went on there – it was a non-stop whirlwind of networking, meetups with social media friends and ILN marketers, face-time with new attendees, and conference sessions (as well as a LOT of food).
In what is the largest settlement so far of an mortgage-backed securities class action lawsuit filed as part of the subprime and credit-crisis securities litigation wave, the parties to the consolidated Countrywide mortgage-backed securities suit pending in the Central District of California have agreed to settle the litigation for $500 million.
Digital music has come a long way since the era of widespread unauthorized sharing, with digital music sales estimated to be approaching $6 billion worldwide. As this market grows, a natural question is whether there can be a legitimate digital analog to the traditional “used music” market.
On July 3, 2012, Reed Hastings, Chief Executive Officer of Netflix, Inc., used his personal Facebook page to distribute information regarding Netflix’s online streaming viewership.
Amidst the ugly so-called “spring” weather we’ve been having here in Minnesota, I was watching The Discovery Channel the other night and saw a promo for this new show.
Are social media companies based in the United States subject to European data privacy laws? Two recent judicial decisions – one in France and the other in Germany – arrived at different answers.
As Judge Posner remarked, “only a lunatic or a fanatic sues for $30,” Carnegie v. Household Int’l, Inc., 376 F.3d 656 (7th Cir. 2004), and that’s because it costs money to seek civil justice. For all the complaints by corporate defendants about the “rising costs of litigation,” those costs are just as frequently — perhaps more frequently — borne by plaintiffs.
Do you remember, or if you are younger, have you ever heard Barbara Mandrell’s song: I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool? I found a video clip from a 1981 concert. (I have to confess, I was surprised that the concert was 32 years ago.)