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I recently attended a conference in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the preservation of legal data in the case of litigation. Legal technology conferences are always an interesting mix of keeping up to date with “old” technology developments (at least a few years [...]

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Virtual Data Rooms: Do you have one?

On June 30, 2014 By Zac Parsons

When it comes to sharing data for due diligence, entrepreneurs and their lawyers are faced with a bit of a choice. Companies used to host physical data storage rooms for transactions and document review where they could keep all physical copies of the documents needed to complete the deal; often it was under guard and/or [...]

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So far, 2013 has been anticlimactic for litigators waiting for an authoritative appellate decision addressing the rules of social media discovery. Although state and federal trial courts have established some basic parameters regarding the accessibility of private social content in litigation, there remains a conspicuous lack of appellate court guidance on the [...]

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Examining an opposing party’s social media page for damaging pictures or posts has become common practice in many trials, particularly civil trials or those where credibility is a key issue. A Facebook or MySpace picture that contradicts the image a party is attempting to portray can be helpful in swaying a jury. Although using evidence [...]

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Google Needs to Gear Up for Battle!

On October 12, 2010 By Sophia Behnia

In August 2010, Oracle sued Google, alleging that Google’s Android infringed on several Java-related patents. Google has now responded and denied all seven of Oracle’s patent infringement claims. Further, Google has asked the court to dismiss Oracle’s suit altogether. While this sort of response is somewhat expected in a [...]

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E-Discovery, Yet Another Challenge for BP

On June 11, 2010 By JETLaw

As the fallout — both figurative and literal — from the BP oil spill continues to spread, one of the components of this massive mess that has been largely overlooked is the looming e-discovery challenge on the horizon. Although the legal strategies for BP and the other companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster have yet [...]

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Hey, Google, Get Off My Lawn!

On February 3, 2010 By Sean Wlodarczyk

Even as a law student, when I look at Google’s “Street View” feature, the last thing I’m thinking about is a lawsuit. A lawsuit, however, is just what Aaron and Christine Boring of Pennsylvania thought when they saw their house on street view.

Our story begins back in 2008, when the Borings discovered that Continue Reading

All Major Cell Phone Companies Double the Price of Text Messages

On September 24, 2008 By JETLaw

The fairly sudden, seemingly inexplicable rise in the price of text messages is setting off alarms. In 2005, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile all charged ten cents per text message. Sprint doubled the price to twenty cents in 2007, and by the end of this year, all three of the other major carriers will [...]

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