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Loudoun judge approves predictive coding results (access required)

In the first case to approve the use of predictive coding over a party’s objection, a Loudoun Circuit Court judge has signed off on the defense’s computer-assisted review results in a document-heavy case. Computer-assisted review made headlines over the past ...

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Online arbitration tool launched by the AAA (access required)

The American Arbitration Association has announced the launch of what it calls the first online arbitration and mediation tool, known as ClauseBuilder. The tool – which can be found at www.clausebuilder.org – provides parties with the AAA’s standard arbitration agreement. ...

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Lawyer marketing can be low-cost, high-impact (access required)

Every day, James Reed sends one personal note. “In this day and age, anybody can shoot off an email or text, but everybody knows that it requires just a little bit more effort to hand write a note,” said Reed, ...

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Concussions lawsuits proliferate

As high school football season gets underway, there’s a new consciousness about head injuries. That consciousness is altering procedures for detecting concussions and for requiring rest after injury. It’s also leading to litigation. Michael Rouchleau was a junior on the ...

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Smartphone data more important in litigation (access required)

Smartphones are increasingly becoming not just useful tools for lawyers on the go, but potentially important factors in litigation. Requesting smartphone data as part of electronic discovery “is something lawyers should think about both from an offensive and defensive perspective,” ...

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U.S. Supreme Court signals continuing preference for arbitration (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court solidified its pro-arbitration stance in its decision last month interpreting the Credit Repair Organizations Act. In CompuCredit v. Greenwood, the justices said the CROA was silent on whether claims can proceed in arbitration, despite a prohibition ...

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