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Microsoft Responds to California Copyright Plaintiffs' Motion to Intervene in NY OpenAI Suits

Tue, 2024-02-27 17:03

The lawsuits in New York and California all concern alleged copyright violations related to the training of OpenAI's large language models. Microsoft is an investor in OpenAI.

       

'Start at Zero': PacifiCorp Protests Wildfire Damages in 3rd Class Trial

Tue, 2024-02-27 16:28

A third trial opened on Tuesday involving a class action brought against PacifiCorp on behalf of 5,000 survivors of wildfires in Oregon over Labor Day 2020.

       

Phila. Judge Rejects 'Indignant, Self-Promotional' Challenge to $175M Roundup Verdict

Tue, 2024-02-27 16:04

"Aggressively blaming the court and plaintiff's counsel for the outcome as opposed to the ineffectiveness of defendant's trial tactics, strategic choice of trial witnesses, cross examinations or proffered defense evidence outcome is hardly a compelling basis for the court to overturn this jury's decision," Crumlish ruled.

       

How AI Has Affected PR

Tue, 2024-02-27 14:54

When we consider how the use of AI affects legal PR and communications, we have to look at it as an industrywide global phenomenon. A recent online conference provided an overview of the latest AI trends in public relations, and specifically, the impact of AI on communications. Here are some of the key points and takeaways from several of the speakers, who provided current best practices, tips, concerns and case studies.

       

New Canadian Law to Force Tech Companies to Swiftly Remove Harmful Content or Face Huge Fines

Tue, 2024-02-27 14:32

The new Online Harms Act also raises the maximum punishment for advocating genocide online to life in prison.

       

Kirkland, Jackson Walker and Ex-Bankruptcy Judge Hit With Another Suit

Tue, 2024-02-27 14:05

A former CEO alleges Jackson Walker and Kirkland knew of a judge's relationship with a partner "and used it to profit" by bringing tens of millions of dollars through the "Jones'-Freeman conduit."

       

HP Legal Chief's 2023 Pay Included $2M Cash Bonus for Leaving Yahoo

Tue, 2024-02-27 13:57

The company's compensation committee said Chief Legal Officer Julie Jacobs "worked closely with HP's business leaders and provided exceptionally strong leadership support."

       

'Good News and Bad News': Questions Remain as USPTO Updates Guidance for Utility Patents

Tue, 2024-02-27 13:57

"There's no thornier issue than obviousness in patentability," said IP attorney Kevin Crosby.

       

'Detached': Why Big Law May Rethink Its Focus on Productivity

Tue, 2024-02-27 13:01

Now, there may be even greater emphasis on the profitability of a practice, not just hours.

       

Legal Speak at Legalweek 2024: RWS's Adam Muzika; ContractpodAI's Jerry Levine

Tue, 2024-02-27 13:00

Legal Speak was live on location at Legalweek 2024 in New York City, where we interviewed professionals from across the legal industry about everything from the practical applications of generative AI to the benefits of sharing ideas and advice with both colleagues and competitors.

       

Opioid Judge Has Concerns About Motley Rice: 'I Can't Understand Why You Don't See That'

Tue, 2024-02-27 12:36

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who is weighing a disqualification motion in the opioid multidistrict litigation, raised concerns this month about Motley Rice obtaining confidential information while representing the state of Hawaii, the District of Columbia and the city of Chicago in other cases.

       

'Her Vacation Getaway Turned Out to Be a Death Trap': Airbnb Hit With Wrongful-Death Suit

Tue, 2024-02-27 12:36

"When she rented the property, Airbnb promised her a safe and secure home away from home," the complaint alleged. "Unbeknownst to Debra, the Airbnb property she rented for her vacation getaway turned out to be a death trap."

       

Legal Speak at Legalweek 2024: Exterro's Bill Piwonka; Casepoint's James Lasson and Chris Kruse

Tue, 2024-02-27 12:00

Legal Speak was live on location at Legalweek 2024 in New York City, where we interviewed professionals from across the legal industry about everything from the practical applications of generative AI to the benefits of sharing ideas and advice with both colleagues and competitors.

       

'Existential Risks': AI Anxiety Fueling Stream of Shareholder Proposals

Tue, 2024-02-27 09:19

"Because this is such a new space, a lot of the proposals will be about more transparency, and about what companies are doing with AI, and how boards are overseeing risks," said Jamie Smith of the EY Americas Center for Board Matters.

       

Legal Speak at Legalweek 2024: Redgrave Data's Mark Noel; Thomson Reuters' Julie Halber

Mon, 2024-02-26 19:53

Legal Speak was live on location at Legalweek 2024 in New York City, where we interviewed professionals from across the legal industry about everything from the practical applications of generative AI to the benefits of sharing ideas and advice with both colleagues and competitors.

       

Legal Speak at Legalweek 2024: HaystackID's John Wilson; LexisNexis's Jeff Reihl

Mon, 2024-02-26 19:50

Legal Speak was live on location at Legalweek 2024 in New York City, where we interviewed professionals from across the legal industry about everything from the practical applications of generative AI to the benefits of sharing ideas and advice with both colleagues and competitors.

       

Legal Speak at Legalweek 2024: Epiq Legal's Nicole Giantonio; ModeOne's Mathew Rasmussen

Mon, 2024-02-26 19:46

Legal Speak was live on location at Legalweek 2024 in New York City, where we interviewed professionals from across the legal industry about everything from the practical applications of generative AI to the benefits of sharing ideas and advice with both colleagues and competitors.

       

Legal Speak at Legalweek 2024: Lex Machina CEO Karl Harris; Level Legal CEO Joey Seeber and Forensics Expert David Greetham

Mon, 2024-02-26 19:42

Legal Speak was live on location at Legalweek 2024 in New York City, where we interviewed professionals from across the legal industry about everything from the practical applications of generative AI to the benefits of sharing ideas and advice with both colleagues and competitors.

       

FBI Investigates Texts Sent to Women Law Professors

Mon, 2024-02-26 17:08

The texter proceeded to say, "I admit you women have clearly won the battle of the sexes, us men are the losers," and, "it's not fair."

       

Ukraine 2 Years On: Daily Air Raids, an Upswing in Legal Work and the Restitution Effort

Mon, 2024-02-26 17:01

One of Ukraine's leading lawyers speaks about the realities of daily life as a lawyer in Kyiv.

       

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