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Jan 27, 2021

Using technology in the courtroom

By F. Dennis Saylor IV and Daniel I. Small BridgeTower Media Newswires Whatever may divide us as a society, we all seem to have one thing in common: spending hours every day staring at screens. Pretty much everyone has now become accustomed to the electronic display of information, with multitudes of photos and other graphics […]

Jan 24, 2020

Do not go there: 10 technology tips for North Carolina lawyers

The great P.G. Wodehouse had a character who sought privacy. Unfortunately, by a series of events, “She couldn’t have had much less privacy if she had been running a snack bar on a racecourse.” Most attorneys are analogously placed, as their work requires discretion. But the world that Zuckerberg and Bezos built is not designed […]

Nov 21, 2019

Gray areas: Emerging technologies cause headaches for corporate counsel

  From big-data analytics to artificial intelligence, enterprises must be more creative and diligent than ever before when seeking the best ways to protect their rights in a world where technology IP claims are becoming harder to uphold. “It is not as easy to get a patent on software—which is what drives much of the […]

Dec 8, 2014

No one at the wheel: Driverless car technology is gaining speed. Is the law ready?

It sounds like something out of science fiction: You hail a car on your smartphone, and it shows up at your door. You hop in, but there’s no driver. You simply plug in your coordinates, and the car pilots itself to your destination while you catch up on some reading. We’re still a few decades […]

Oct 24, 2014

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer’s gun is taken out of its holster and when it’s fired. It can also track where the […]

Sep 25, 2014

NYC tech company moving to North Carolina

CHARLOTTE (AP) — A technology company is moving its headquarters from New York City to Charlotte. The Charlotte Observer reported ( ) Velocity Technology Solutions will employ 50 people. The company handles cloud-based application hosting for enterprise and business computer software. Velocity Technology said it is moving after its recent acquisition of Titan Technology [&h[...]

Feb 26, 2014

Stormy Weather

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” This saying is often attributed  to Mark Twain—albeit incorrectly, according to some sources, which attribute the quote to Charles Dudley Warner.  Just as the country has recently experienced wide variations in weather, from extreme cold to extreme hot, the legal community has and will […]

Jan 17, 2014

Technology? Some justices want to keep their distance

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the Supreme Court, technology can be regarded as a necessary evil, and sometimes not even necessary. When the justices have something to say to each other in writing, they never do it by email. Their courthouse didn’t even have a photocopying machine until 1969, a few years after “Xerox” had become […]

Jan 7, 2014

Technology? Some justices want to keep distance

At the Supreme Court, technology can be regarded as a necessary evil, and sometimes not even necessary.

Dec 11, 2013

Contract – Good Faith – Unfair Trade Practices – Damages Allegations – Intellectual Property

Medical Facets NC LLC v. Medical Facets LLC Plaintiff has alleged that defendant has breached both the express terms of the parties’ contract and the implied covenant of good faith. Plaintiff alleges that the contract says the parties may not unilaterally force contract modifications, yet, despite plaintiff’s performance under the contract, defendant has claimed breach and demanded a[...]

Jun 7, 2013

The Non-human Touch

Funding cuts outlined in the budget recently approved by the state Senate have some legal professionals worried that lawmakers hope to save big money by substituting machines for people in the judicial system. Those opponents argue that lawmakers are too eagerly discounting the value of human intelligence and experience.

Jan 28, 2013

Understanding the industry’s ‘new normal’

In the current law firm world, everyone, lawyers and staff, is affected by the ongoing transformation in client expectations and legal service delivery. As the legal profession continues to contend with everything from layoffs to fee pressures, upheaval is the “new normal.” The world many firms previously knew is gone. Adapting to that change in order to stay competitive, to thrive in the “[...]

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