A Nebraska lawyer recently used the doctrine of res judicata to prevent him from having to do the dishes, the Lincoln Legal TImes reported over the weekend. Calvin J. Palentine, a lawyer who practices family law in Lincoln, Nebraska, said his wife was making the same argument again and “using the same exact facts, and it just struck me, this is res judicata.” Palentine said he put up his hand and said res judicata and “that was the end of it.”
A leading legal technology guru admitted at a conference today that he “disses and dumps” most of his favorite software and product recommendations “once too many people like them.”
An innovative mid-size law firm in Austin, Texas, has decided to “bite the bullet” and join an estimated 900 million people worldwide engaged in social media, a press release from the firm announced on Tuesday. Garland, Jacoby and Fleiss, P.A., a 58-attorney employment law boutique firm, said that it had studied the issue extensively before […]
Conference organizers in Ohio recently caught a lawyer skipping out of the last two hours of a CLE program, according to reports from a local bar association executive. Organizers said they were first suspicious of the lawyer, who said he was going to take a “smoke break out back.”
Lawyers and ediscovery vendors are raising significant concerns over the growth of nascent metadata, a new type of metadata technically known as fn-metadata but more commonly referred to as “effin data.” According to experts monitoring the situation, effin data is data that does not yet exist but could exist if the right conditions develop.
Republican Senators in Wisconsin have authorized the purchase of Quora, a popular social media site, in an effort to find a quorum and end the political stalemate over collective bargaining rights for state public employees.