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App adds features to Westlaw and Lexis – makes legal research faster and easier

Bestlaw, a robot for legal research [via Bob Ambrogi] “Features – When you read a document—like a case, statute, or law review article—Bestlaw adds a toolbar with these features: Copy a perfect Bluebook citation with one click Read documents in a clean, readable view with beautiful typography Prevent getting automatically signed off Collapse and expand statutoryContinue Reading

GPO and National Archives Make eCFR available for bulk download in XML

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) to make the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) available in XML format for bulk data download from GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). OFR provides eCFR files to GPO and then GPO converts files into XML. The eCFRContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go”: Still Rings True Today

Via LLRX.com – Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go”: Still Rings True Today – Cheryl Niemeier answers the questions many members have following the decision to change the name of the Private Law Libraries-Special Interest Section (PLL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) to the Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals-Special Interest SectionContinue Reading

Case Study: Porsche versus Volkswagen

Baur, Dirk G., Case Study: Porsche versus Volkswagen (August 21, 2015). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=26491 “This case study describes Porsche’s attempt to acquire Volkswagen. It covers the timeline of events and major press releases, the history of the two companies, their operating and financial performances and ownership structures. The case also illustrates theContinue Reading

Researcher claims Google can manipulate election results

Politico.com,Robert Epstein: “America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished. Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far moreContinue Reading

ICO orders removal of Google search results

UK’s Information Commission’s Office– August 20, 2015: “Google Inc has been ordered to remove nine search results after the ICO ruled that they linked to information about a person that was no longer relevant. The ICO ruling concerns nine links that are part of the list of results displayed when a search is made byContinue Reading

Lessons from Leading Edge of Customer Experience Management

A Report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Service – Lessons from the Leading Edge of Customer Experience Management – 2014. “CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT — the collection of processes an organization uses to manage customer interactions across the enterprise—is more important than ever. The days of the single customer touch point are long gone. Today’s companiesContinue Reading

U.S. Investigations Services Agrees to Forego at Least $30 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

DOJ news release: “The Justice Department announced today that U.S. Investigations Services Inc. (USIS) and its parent company, Altegrity, have agreed to settle allegations that USIS violated the False Claims Act (FCA) for conduct involving a contract for background investigations that USIS held with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  The companies have agreedContinue Reading

Thousands of Americans cannot make bail each year and end up in jail

The Bail Trap, Nick Pinto, New York Times Magazine, August 15, 2015 “Criminal justice,” President Obama said in a speech to the N.A.A.C.P. last month, “is not as fair as it should be. Mass incarceration makes our country worse off, and we need to do something about it.” Two days after the speech, Obama becameContinue Reading

Corporate Governance and Hedge Fund Activism

Goodwin, Shane C, Corporate Governance and Hedge Fund Activism (August 2015). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2646293 “Over the past 25 years, hedge fund activism has emerged as new form of corporate governance mechanism that brings about operational, financial and governance reforms to a corporation. Many prominent business executives and legal scholars are convinced thatContinue Reading

POGO – Former CRS Researcher Calls for Public Access

“Despite bipartisan support from many organizations, Capitol Hill still hesitates to grant public access to taxpayer-funded formal reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The Project On Government Oversight has long reported on the importance of opening these reports to the public. POGO worked with many open-government allies to urge Members of Congress to change theContinue Reading

Regulation of Emerging Risks

Wansley, Matthew, Regulation of Emerging Risks (August 17, 2015). Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2646316 “Why has the EPA not regulated fracking? Why has the FDA not regulated e-cigarettes? Why has NHTSA not regulated autonomous vehicles? This Article argues that administrative agencies predictably fail to regulate emerging risks when the politicalContinue Reading