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The latest Law Streets Insights article examines a recent pattern of lawsuits against Google, Apple, and Facebook in connection with so-called “social casino” apps, which allow players to spend real money to play digital games, with no chance to win real money. The suits allege that tech platforms illegally profit by holding the games. The article explores how the suits against the companies have developed and who represents the parties. Click here to read more.
As the legal landscape continues to evolve and adapt to ever-changing challenges and circumstances, the Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation provides thoughtful analysis of potential new, and accelerating areas of substantial litigation and risk. From the widespread failure of products and systems, to dramatic shifts in societal norms, laws, or business models; from advances in science and technology to natural or man-made calamities; from nefarious acts of individuals, organizations, or governments to negligent ones that cause damage or harm or both, this quarterly publication offers timely original analysis penned by experienced authors and practitioners with a passion for their…
Docket Alarm’s new court coverage announcements continue and this week, we are proud to announce our expanded coverage to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania! With the expansion into Allegheny County, we now cover all civil cases and documents for the city of Pittsburgh in addition to our current coverage of criminal cases for entire state. ​​​This announcement is on the heels of our recent additions to California, Kansas, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, North Dakota, Alaska, Indiana, Rhode Island, and is part of Docket Alarm’s platform of over 400 million documents. For a comprehensive view of Docket Alarm’s new coverage, view our coverage page. As always, newly added jurisdictions…
Service Brings Industry Expert “Featured Viewpoints” Articles by Attorney Readers   Washington, DC (April 15, 2021) – Law Street Media, Fastcase’s industry-focused legal news service, today introduces “Featured Viewpoints,” a new channel for articles authored by legal and industry professionals. Starting today, the Featured Viewpoints articles will be published on Law Street Media’s website and included in its daily news feeds accompanying its current distribution of legal news.   The addition of author-submitted Featured Viewpoints articles brings a new dimension to the legal news platform by providing readers with perspectives from industry leaders applying Docket Alarm analytics data. The articles…
Now Available: the April 2021 AILA Law Journal. Led by the Founder and Director of Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, the AILA Law Journal supports the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s mission to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. Articles range in topic, are timely, and encompass various dimensions of immigration law perspectives in the United States, from policy to pragmatic. Click here to download the April 2021 AILA Law Journal table of contents and
Fastcase is publishing Blockchain Law, a practice-oriented book for lawyers who need to understand how the law actually applies to the use of blockchain technology, in practice areas as diverse as: · intellectual property · contract · real property · securities · trusts and estates · the much-publicized non-fungible tokens.   Fastcase is currently selecting authors for each chapter, each analyzing a different domain of law. If you are interested in becoming a contributing author to Blockchain Law, please contact blockchain.law.book@gmail.com. Submissions must provide citations to a law journal or similar articles you have already written on the subject, together…
Fastcase is now accepting nominations for the 2021 class of Fastcase 50. We welcome your nominations of deserving innovators, visionaries, techies, or influencers who are shaping the law. Yes, you can nominate yourself too!    Fastcase 50 honors the law’s smartest, most courageous, innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders. Lawyer or non-lawyer, techie or non-techie, anyone is eligible. The Fastcase 50 mission is to shine a light on the unsung heroes who are making significant contributions to shaping and advancing the law.  Submit your nomination(s) online at fastcase.com/50. You’ll also see the previous honorees celebrated by the Fastcase 50. The nomination deadline is…
Register now to save your seat for the upcoming Leaders in Law webinar. Join Fastcase for conversation regarding the history, present events, and future of the death penalty. This discussion, hosted by Judge Russell Canan of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, features guests Ngozi Ndulue, the Senior Director of Research and Special Projects at the Death Penalty Information Center and Henderson Hill, Senior Staff Attorney of the Capital Punishment Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. Date: Wednesday, April 14 Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Click here to register.     In June 2020, Fastcase launched the free …
The latest Law Street Insights article tracks litigation involving popular stock-trading app Robinhood. The app has faced a flurry of litigation in recent weeks, after they barred their users from trading GameStop stock as the security’s price skyrocketed earlier this year. The article explores that trend and another wave of lawsuits faced by Robinhood one year ago.   Click here to learn more.
The legal industry has experienced many changes over the last year. Most lawyers, paralegals, and other legal professionals have been working from home, and some court hearings have been held virtually. Many offices have had to depend on new technology to stay productive and keep cases moving forward.   We will walk through how attorneys have made the shift to remote work, the benefits of working from home, and how services like virtual paralegals are becoming the new norm for attorneys.   A shift to remote work   As the COVID-19 pandemic caused record shutdowns last year, anyone who could…
The latest Law Street Insights article explores the emergence of a legal trend that began only a few weeks ago. In early February, a House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy published a report claiming that baby food products contain “dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals” which it said could cause harm to babies and children. This has led to suits against baby food manufacturers directly brought in response to the report. Learn more about the suits, what they claim, and where they are brought just six weeks after the report was issued. Click here to learn more.
Acting as an essential text for attorneys practicing at the intersection of intellectual property and criminal law, Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes is penned by Peter Toren, an experienced federal litigator and an original member of the DOJ’s Computer Crime and IP section, where he worked for eight years and served as Acting Deputy Chief. This sweeping desk reference covers topics including hacking laws, infringement, trademark counterfeiting, actions arising out of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Economic Espionage Act, DMCA, and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. It also includes a number of sections on the civil provisions of the…
As the legal landscape continues to evolve and adapt to ever-changing challenges and circumstances, the Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation provides thoughtful analysis of potential new, and accelerating areas of substantial litigation and risk. From the widespread failure of products and systems, to dramatic shifts in societal norms, laws, or business models; from advances in science and technology to natural or man-made calamities; from nefarious acts of individuals, organizations, or governments to negligent ones that cause damage or harm or both, this quarterly publication offers timely original analysis penned by experienced authors and practitioners with a passion for their…