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Benchmarks: Lawyers permitted to pirate rivals’ names to grab web traffic

A couple of enterprising Wisconsin lawyers set it up so that a link to their firm’s website would appear whenever a prospective client entered their competitors’ last names in Internet search engines. Thursday, a state court decided that the clever ...

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Law firm sued by bankruptcy trustee for aiding Ponzi scheme

The law firm Shook Hardy & Bacon, based in Kansas City, Mo. has been sued by the bankruptcy trustee for aiding and abetting University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro’s $930 million Ponzi scheme.

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Recusal unnecessary when judge consulted with firm

A judge was not automatically required to recuse himself based on his prior consultation with an attorney who appeared as counsel in the case presently before him, the Florida Supreme Court’s judicial ethics committee has concluded in an advisory opinion.

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LegalTech 2013: from settlement predictions to social network tracking

Lawyers USA reports on items of interest to solos and small firm attorneys from the annual LegalTech conference, including software that can predict where a case will settle.

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