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Tag Archives: Technology

Stormy Weather (access required)

“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 ...

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Contract – Good Faith – Unfair Trade Practices – Damages Allegations – Intellectual Property (access required)

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 forced contract modification and an unlawful payment of $10,000 in addition to the consideration it has already received; moreover, the complaint sets out defendant’s alleged bad faith attempts to intimidate plaintiff and to deny it the use of the licensed technology.

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The Non-human Touch (access required)

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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.

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Understanding the industry’s ‘new normal’ (access required)

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 “new normal,” is essential in 2013 and beyond.

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