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Most law firm leaders admit that recession-driven responses to their pricing practices and their clients' expectations that work be done efficiently are likely here to stay, according to a survey released Tuesday of 238 firms. At the same time, most respondents to the Altman Weil survey acknowledge that they have been slow to alter their long-term strategies to address those changes.
Lawyers under sanction for fraudulently filing dozens of copyright infringement suits against people accused of downloading pornographic films have filed an appeal, as the attorneys who represented them before the sanctioning judge have disappeared from the case. Prenda Law argues that the judge, who "dropped an anvil on Prenda Law's interests across the country," exceeded his authority and deprived the firm of its due process rights.
Expanding the backlash against companies that aggressively assert standards-essential patents against their rivals, a federal judge in San Francisco has barred the chip designer LSI Corp. from pursuing injunctive relief against RealTek Semiconductor at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
A British ad mogul did not defame a Manhattan firm by, among other things, erroneously telling a journalist the firm was based in Florida, not New York, a judge has determined. "There is nothing defamatory about the statement that a law firm is located in Florida as many respected law firms are located in Florida and the statement does not reflect poorly on plaintiffs' character or abilities as lawyers and a law firm," the judge said.
ILTA launches Legal Technology Future Horizons, a yearlong project led by Fast Future's Rohit Talwar to analyze tech disruption, change, and adaption.
As the U.S. and Russian governments trade accusations over espionage activities and human rights abuses, Baker & McKenzie of counsel Thomas Firestone, a former Justice Department official and liaison to the U.S. embassy in Moscow, has been expelled from the country.
A day after a congressional panel claimed that Apple Inc. uses offshore entities to avoid U.S. taxes, senators on Tuesday grilled the company's chief executive officer and two colleagues about their tax strategy.
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have persuaded a federal judge to grant them access to prison documents and photos of their client, apparently to help them build a case mitigating against the death penalty.
No new offer was made during the talks, which lasted about three hours, said Ian Davie, a Legal Services NYC senior staff attorney. Negotiations are scheduled to resume on Friday, he said, adding that the strike still remains in effect.