Friday, June 24, 2011
Supreme Court Paves the Way for Changes to Expert Discovery
Categories: Guest Entry, Legislation, Misc.
Picture titled "Transparent Chemistry Glass Tubes Filled with Substances" by Horia Varlan
In "Supreme Court Paves the Way for Changes to Expert Discovery," guest authors, Neil J. Zoltowski & Laura C. Dorner explore the recent changes to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Going into effect on December 1, 2010, Rule 26 now provides draft protection for testifying experts, as well as certain protections of attorney/expert communications. Throughout the article, the authors give insight into the numerous benefits that the amendments offer including decreased costs, increased efficiency and a more candid atmosphere than under the previous version of the rule. For those heavily involved in litigation, this article is a must read.
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Thursday, June 02, 2011
Regulation of Social Networks: Unfortunately Unnecessary
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The advent of social networking has drastically changed the way people interact on a global level. Corresponding with this change is the use of personal information for the commercial gain of the very websites used for these personal connections. In “Regulation of Social Networks: Unfortunately Unnecessary”, author Jan Blackburn explores the legal issues and potential solutions surrounding the covert practices of Facebook. In a thought-provoking prose, Mr. Blackburn is bound to conjure up feelings of outrage from those readers who used Facebook.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
GUEST ENTRY: Robots and the Law: Will Robots Be Entitled To A Jury of Their Peers?
In our first guest entry, Attorney Arthur F. Licata analyzes the legal issues that accompany the potential use of self-aware robots in a global society. Invoking images of a not so distant future, “Will Robots Be Entitled To A Jury of Their Peers” demonstrates that the present legal infrastructure is unprepared for this potential wave of oncoming technology. This article leaves the reader wondering whether these predictions will ever manifest, or whether inventors or government will account for grave uncertainties.
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