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 ...Read More »
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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The pace for adoption of predictive coding in discovery is accelerating, say lawyers familiar with using computers for mass document review. One Virginia court was an early adopter. In April 2012, Loudoun Circuit Judge James H. Chamblin issued a two-page ...Read More »
In the wake of a proposed settlement between credit card-issuers Visa and MasterCard and merchants that would allow vendors to pass along “swipe fees” to their customers, lawyers who accept “plastic” are grappling with the issue of whether such up-charges ...Read More »
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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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,” ...Read More »
Even something so seemingly innocuous as a business card can present ethical issues for attorneys. For example, although the commonwealth of Virginia doesn’t specifically reference business cards in the Rules of Professional Conduct, lawyers have been cited for inappropriate use ...
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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 ...Read More »
Because the Credit Repair Organizations Act is silent on whether claims can proceed in arbitration, the Federal Arbitration Act mandates the parties’ arbitration agreement be enforced, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 10. A group of consumers brought suit ...Read More »