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Protecting IP May Be Tricky Without Noncompetes

Law 360

Contrary to the Federal Trade Commission's view, trade secret law cannot replace noncompetes' protection of proprietary information because intellectual property includes far more than just trade secrets, so businesses need to closely examine their IP protection options, say Aimee Fagan and Ching-Lee Fukuda at Sidley.

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Tunisia lawyers strike amid government crackdown on dissent

JURIST

The Tunisia Lawyers Council called Sunday for a nationwide strike after police conducted a raid on the headquarters of Tunisia’s bar association and arrested Sonia Dahmani, a prominent critic of the government. The Council announced its intention to organize a protest on May 16 in a press release. It also shared plans to stage boycotts in front of the investigating and security teams from May 14 to 16.

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Non-Lawyer? More Like Non-Starter: Why Using the Term Is a Jab at Equality and Dignity”

The Estrin Report

By Chere B. Estrin Legal Apartheid: The Poisonous Impact of the ‘Non-Lawyer’ Label on Professional Equality There is a petition going around to strike the term “non-lawyer” from use by the ABA. I can’t help but stick my two cents in: “The use of the term “non-lawyer” creates an artificial hierarchy within the legal profession.

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Amnesty International: China and Hong Kong students abroad facing transnational repression by home government

JURIST

Students from China and Hong Kong studying abroad fear engaging with ‘sensitive’ or political issues while overseas, according to a report published by Amnesty International on Monday. The report, entitled “On My Campus, I am Afraid” details a campaign of transnational repression felt by Chinese and Hong Kongese nationals studying on campuses across Western Europe and North America.

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Empower Your Firm: The Modern Guide To Litigation Financing

Litigation is expensive. Expert witnesses, depositions, staffing, and a long list of other expenses can limit your firm’s options. They strain cash flow, limit taking on new clients, and can even impact case strategy. This guide simplifies the complex world of litigation financing and compares different models and how they can impact the access to justice your firm provides to clients.

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DOJ Launches Task Force on Healthcare Monopolies: Will It Make A Difference?

Above The Law

The U.S. Department of Justice recently launched a task force on healthcare monopolies. Experts have varying opinions on how it will impact the healthcare industry. The post DOJ Launches Task Force on Healthcare Monopolies: Will It Make A Difference? appeared first on MedCity News.

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“Arizona’s 1864 abortion ban not enforceable until mid-August, state Supreme Court says”

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“Arizona’s 1864 abortion ban not enforceable until mid-August, state Supreme Court says”: Stacey Barchenger of The Arizona Republic has this report. And Alex Tabet of NBC News reports that “ Arizona Supreme Court pushes back enforcement date for 1864 abortion ban; The governor signed a bill repealing the Civil War-era law, but the new statute won’t take effect for several months, potentially allowing brief enforcement of the old one.” The post “Arizona&#

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Protest in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over rising prices leaves police officer dead and over 90 people injured

JURIST

A protest in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir left one police officer dead and over 90 people injured on Saturday, local officials told Pakistani media. The region has been experiencing clashes since Thursday, as well as a major strike on Friday. Kashmir is a disputed region divided between India and Pakistan, and is known in Pakistan as “Azad Jammu and Kashmir” (AJK).

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“Supreme Court rules on petition effort against A’s ballpark public financing bill”

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“Supreme Court rules on petition effort against A’s ballpark public financing bill”: Mick Akers of The Las Vegas Review-Journal has this report. And John Shea of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that “ Nevada Supreme Court thwarts 2024 ballot challenge to A’s $380 million stadium handout.” The post “Supreme Court rules on petition effort against A’s ballpark public financing bill” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Sudan villages ravaged by fires used as weapons: rights group report

JURIST

Fires used as a weapon devastated 72 villages and towns in western Sudan in April, the highest number seen in any month since the conflict began over a year ago, according to a report from a Center for Information Resilience published on Monday. As Sudan Witness, a project run by the UK-based nonprofit Center for Information Resilience, reports, weaponized fires are increasingly prevalent in Sudan, especially in the west of the country.

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Transforming eDiscovery: Document Summarization, Sentiment Analysis, And Chatbots Take Center Stage

A Synergistic Approach to eDiscovery In the space of eDiscovery, the convergence of document summarization, sentiment analysis, and chatbots represents a significant change in how legal professionals navigate and manage electronic information. These technologies not only expedite the review process but also empower legal teams with deeper insights into the emotional context and key information within electronic documents.

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“Supreme Court fires back: Justices speak out on security, free speech and ‘lies’; Justices Kavanaugh, Alito and Thomas comment on the law, ‘nastiness.’”

HowAppealing

“Supreme Court fires back: Justices speak out on security, free speech and ‘lies’; Justices Kavanaugh, Alito and Thomas comment on the law, ‘nastiness.’” Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report. The post “Supreme Court fires back: Justices speak out on security, free speech and ‘lies’; Justices Kavanaugh, Alito and Thomas comment on the law, ‘nastiness.’” appeared first on How Appealing.

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How Generative AI Is Transforming Contract Negotiations

Above The Law

The Contract Network CEO and co-founder Jim Wagner dives deep into GAI's effects, on the latest UpLevel View podcast. The post How Generative AI Is Transforming Contract Negotiations appeared first on Above the Law.

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“His Dreadlocks Shaved by Prison Guards, Rastafarian Man Turns to Supreme Court; A federal appeals court condemned the ‘stark and egregious’ violation of Damon Landor’s religious freedom; But it said he could not sue the prison officials”

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“His Dreadlocks Shaved by Prison Guards, Rastafarian Man Turns to Supreme Court; A federal appeals court condemned the ‘stark and egregious’ violation of Damon Landor’s religious freedom; But it said he could not sue the prison officials”: Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

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Beyond Nonlawyer: Rethinking Legal Terminology And Workplace Equity

Above The Law

From compensation disparities to limited access to leadership roles, the use of such terminology not only diminishes the contributions of these professionals but also perpetuates a culture of inequality within the legal ecosystem. The post Beyond Nonlawyer: Rethinking Legal Terminology And Workplace Equity appeared first on Above the Law.

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Recipe for a Failed CLM Implementation

Selecting and implementing CLM technology can be daunting, leading to underutilization or abandonment. Factors like provider differentiation, inadequate planning, and lack of user training contribute to these failures. Recognizing these pitfalls is crucial for successful adoption, ensuring organizations harness the full potential of CLM for streamlined contract management.

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“In praise of robotic judging: The Supreme Court mindlessly and correctly decides Culley v. Marshall.”

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“In praise of robotic judging: The Supreme Court mindlessly and correctly decides Culley v. Marshall.” Adam Unikowsky has this post at his Substack site, “Adam’s Legal Newsletter.” The post “In praise of robotic judging: The Supreme Court mindlessly and correctly decides Culley v. Marshall.” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Charlie Scharf Really Wishes He Still Worked At JPMorgan

Above The Law

So he’s making Wells Fargo look as much like it as possible. And can you blame him? The post Charlie Scharf Really Wishes He Still Worked At JPMorgan appeared first on Above the Law.

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“Supreme Court declines to hear two-step bankruptcy case that drew Senate attention”

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“Supreme Court declines to hear two-step bankruptcy case that drew Senate attention”: Dietrich Knauth of Reuters has this report. The post “Supreme Court declines to hear two-step bankruptcy case that drew Senate attention” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Admit To A Federal Crime On TikTok! What’s The Worst That Could Happen? — See Also

Above The Law

Johnny McEntee Found A Way To Ruin Kindness: If he did what he said he did, he should be arrested too. Ponzi Scheme Accusations Are Like Pringles: Locke Lord can't have just one. Heists Don't Pay, Partner: John Dunlea plead guilty to embezzlement. Guess How Ditching The Rules Skews?: Students without lawyers in their family are at a big recruitment disadvantage.

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Contract Lifecycle Management: A Business Enabler Exploring On-Ground Challenges

CLM tools have always strived to push contract management into the digital age for almost 30 years. But the complexities of digitising a legal document are numerous. The current scenarios in business development have shown that having a fully automated CLM has become a mandate for every law firm and in-house legal department. To determine if you need a CLM system, it's essential to clearly identify the on-ground business challenges you aim to solve.

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“Supreme Court denies California’s plea for immunity for COVID-19 deaths at San Quentin”

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“Supreme Court denies California’s plea for immunity for COVID-19 deaths at San Quentin”: David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report. The post “Supreme Court denies California’s plea for immunity for COVID-19 deaths at San Quentin” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Rudy Giuliani Loses Radio Gig, Finds Another Lawsuit

Above The Law

We're beginning to think he's lost a step or two since the SDNY days. The post Rudy Giuliani Loses Radio Gig, Finds Another Lawsuit appeared first on Above the Law.

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In the May 20, 2024 issue of The New Yorker

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In the May 20, 2024 issue of The New Yorker: H.C. Wilentz has a Talk of the Town essay titled “ A (Semi-Famous) Fame Scholar Takes In the Knicks’ Courtside Celebs; The legal scholar Cass Sunstein, whose new book is titled ‘How to Become Famous,’ heads to the Garden, where Seth Meyers and Anya Taylor-Joy roam the V.I.P. section.” Sarah Stillman has an American Chronicles article headlined “ Do Children Have a ‘Right to Hug’ Their Parents?

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What Happens When Biglaw Recruiting Meets Law Student Activism?

Above The Law

Law students no longer want to sit back and represent clients they don't agree with morally or politically. The post What Happens When Biglaw Recruiting Meets Law Student Activism? appeared first on Above the Law.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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“Wisconsin Supreme Court’s liberal majority questions past ruling barring ballot drop boxes”:

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“Wisconsin Supreme Court’s liberal majority questions past ruling barring ballot drop boxes”: Molly Beck of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report. Patrick Marley of The Washington Post reports that “ Wisconsin’s top court signals it will reinstate ballot drop boxes; The court’s liberal majority could overturn a 2022 ruling that rendered drop boxes illegal in one of the nation’s most important swing states.” Adam Edelman of NBC News reports that “ Wisc

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Vermont Spearheads Data Privacy Protections By Letting Individuals Sue

Above The Law

Three cheers for enforceable privacy laws! The post Vermont Spearheads Data Privacy Protections By Letting Individuals Sue appeared first on Above the Law.

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Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

HowAppealing

Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court : At this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases. And in Sandoval v. Texas , No. 23-5618, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson issued a dissent , in which Justice Sonia Sotomayor joined, from the denial of certiorari. The post Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared first on How Appealing.

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Unintended Victim Of New Biglaw Recruitment Process? Diversity.

Above The Law

This is what happens when you ditch the rules of recruitment. The post Unintended Victim Of New Biglaw Recruitment Process? Diversity. appeared first on Above the Law.

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Dangers of Digital "Reporting": Legal Risks and Unreliable Transcripts

In the world of legal proceedings, the choice between a certified stenographer and digital "reporting" holds significant implications. Certified stenographers go through rigorous training and testing and stand as the gold standard for accuracy in capturing every word. Their expertise ensures a reliable record, a crucial foundation for legal cases.