Legal publisher Casemaker will not fight the lawsuit filed against it by Fastcase over copyright in Georgia law, its CEO David Harriman told me today. The company agrees that state law should not be subject to copyright and will not file an answer to Fastcase’s complaint, he said. That means that the court could enter a […]

I wrote last week about the lawsuit filed by Fastcase against Casemaker challenging Casemaker’s claim that it has exclusive rights to publish and license the Georgia Administrative Rules and Regulations. Casemaker’s parent company, Lawriter, has an agreement with the Georgia Secretary of State designating it as the exclusive publisher of the regulations and giving it the right […]

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has launched the beta version of a website it is calling the “next generation” of access to information from the three branches of the federal government. Called govinfo.gov, the site is a more modern alternative to FDsys, the seven-year-old federal digital research site it will fully replace in 2017. […]

It is now generally accepted that lawyers may use cloud-computing platforms without violating legal ethics rules. Even so, however, many states say that lawyers who use the cloud have a duty to make reasonable efforts to ensure that the cloud services are provided in a manner that is compatible with the professional obligations of the […]

Last month, this blog was the first to report the news that Avvo was beginning to roll out a service, called Avvo Legal Services, offering fixed-fee, limited-scope legal services through a network of attorneys. At that point, the service was being tested in five cities. Today, Avvo is officially launching the service across 18 states […]

Legal analytics company Lex Machina — which LexisNexis acquired in November — is introducing a new feature today that is designed to correct and improve upon the information PACER provides about attorneys of record in federal district court lawsuits. Called the Attorney Data Engine, it leverages various data sources extracted from PACER to correct the data […]

Two of the nation’s leading legal research services will be facing off in federal court, as Fastcase has sued Casemaker seeking a declaratory judgment that could have broad-reaching implications for legal publishing in the United States. Fastcase went on the offensive and filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Atlanta on Feb. 3 after […]

Last July brought a shake-up for the document and work-product management company iManage. It had been acquired by HP in 2011 as part of HP’s purchase of Autonomy. The Autonomy acquisition turned into a fiasco for HP, resulting in both litigation and a write-down of nearly $10 billion. But in the midst of all this, […]

At Legaltech today, the cloud-based practice-management application Rocket Matter announced two new features: integration with QuickBooks Online and a fully integrated payment-processing system called Rocket Matter Payments. Both announcements were described as representing the start of a year-long initiative to dramatically boost its users’ profitability. The QuickBooks integration will allow Rocket Matter users to synchronize […]

I am very pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast, Law Technology Now, co-hosted with Monica Bay, longtime editor of Law Technology News now a fellow at CodeX, the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, and produced by the Legal Talk Network. In each episode, Monica and I will explore the latest in legal […]

  Legaltech New York kicks off tomorrow, and if you want to know what everyone there will be talking up, it pretty much boils down to one word: eDiscovery. As she’s been doing every year now since 2011, JoAnna Forshee at InsideLegal has created a word cloud from the Legaltech agenda, visually displaying the sessions’ themes. […]