Where does one draw the line between a business supporting an athlete or sports team—and piggybacking on their success? As evidenced by a recent suit coming out of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals involving Michael Jordan, a grocery store chain and a magazine ad, it can sometimes be hard to tell.
Open-source software, most of the time, is an amazing thing. You have the need for a specific feature or widget or what-have-you, and you can find it out there – for free – and plug it right into your existing work. But when you do that, it creates complexities. How can you sell something as proprietary if it includes open source code?
A little more than a year ago, it was apparently clear to President Obama and the White House that something needed to be done on the cybersecurity front. That has not changed, as the President affirms that there’s still work to be done, but a big step has been taken as the White House last week unveiled its final NIST Cybersecurity Framework—the culmination of a process that started with that executive order.
Office romance can be a tricky and dangerous thing, and not just for the individuals involved. If things turn sour, and even if they don’t, it can present a range of challenges for employers and stands to open them up to potential liability. However, there are things companies can do to protect themselves from things going sideways.
There’s been much written about how Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers’ provide their employees with affordable health benefits has been delayed yet again. But, that’s not entirely true. Balch & Bingham‘s Pepper Crutcher joins LXBN TV to explain what exactly these final rules really mean for the timing of the employer mandate, and what else employers should take away from these new rules. Crutcher is an author on the firm’s blog, the Affordable Care Act Review.
It hits you—you think of a song you haven’t heard in forever, so you quickly punch it into the Spotify app on your phone in an attempt to cue it up. But, though the song comes up, it isn’t from the artist it’s originally by. For fans of The Beatles, this probably happens quite frequently.
Growth of Spoliation Claims, Sometimes in Place of Substantive Claims, Shaping the World of Legal Technology
We’ve all been there: you’re in an argument, and it’s starting to turn against you—but instead of supporting your own argument, or attacking the thesis of your opponent, you quibble about the validity of their evidence. The same thing happens in legal suits—both big and small—but sometimes it’s about the lack evidence.
Data plays a role in everything. And as we as a society collect more and more data, the ability to parse through it effectively and draw conclusions can lead to greatly improved efficiency. But usually we think this only pertains to straightforward and easily-quantifiable things and not, say, interpersonal negotiations. But as our guest on LXBN TV explains, you can use analytics to vastly improve negotiations.
As part of our coverage of LegalTech New York 2014, LXBN TV had the opportunity to interview Foley & Lardner attorney Adam Losey, the founder and President of IT-Lex. IT-Lex is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to advancement if the field of technology, and it hosts a large cash-writing project that powers a law review, it hosts a yearly conference and it has a wealth of educational material—all geared towards helping students get a jump on a career in technology law.
More and more, law firms are looking to have a single system when it comes to legal case management. This hasn’t been the case in the past, for a number of reasons, but David Glynn thinks his company has a solution. That solution comes in the form of JuraLaw by Law Bulletin Publishing Company.