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I run this joint. I like to write, talk, and think about law, professional development, technology, and whatever else floats my boat. I practice law in Birmingham, AL.

Motion To Quash Assault By Long-Distance Tweet

1/11/2017 Update: Eichenwald has withdrawn his lawsuit in Texas because…….. He claims to know the identity of the “assailant.” See the Notice of Nonsuit filed with the court. No indication of where (or if) he will file now. Very curious as ...

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What Is Your Power Word For 2017? (Pay Attention)

It’s the beginning of a New Year. Which means you’re likely thinking about your past year and planning for the new one. You’re likely asking yourself a number of questions: What went right last year? What went wrong? How can ...

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Amazon Echo Legal Documents

UPDATE: Police got a warrant, as I predicted below. But CNN says that Amazon is still refusing to cooperate. Not sure how they’re justifying that one to the police. Will be curious if prosecutors decide to pursue the information from Amazon ...

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Can You Assault With A Tweet?

Until information comes out on how the deposition between Eichenwald and Twitter went, this will be my last post on the topic for awhile. But here’s some final food for thought. To recap: Assault With A Deadly Twitter, Part 1 Assault With ...

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How Delish Stole The Grinch (And Lawyers Ruin Christmas)

It’s that special time of year. Lights strung around the home, curling up before a warm fire, celebrating with family, and…IP infringement?! Sure, why not, this is a legal website. Anyway, I’m cruising along Facebook, avoiding looking at pictures of ...

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Can Kurt Eichenwald Get Pre-suit Discovery From Twitter?

UPDATE (12/20/16, 1300): Court has already granted order! See below: The most interesting thing to note above is “counsel for Twitter…has agreed to the expedited relief.” That means Twitter is not objecting to the petition, nor are they going to support ...

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Can You Sue Someone For A Tweet That Induces Epilepsy?

UPDATE (12/20/16): Eichenwald is following through. He filed a Rule 202 Petition for pre-litigation discovery in Texas. You can read it here. In October of 2016, someone sent a Tweet to journalist Kurt Eichenwald (a known epileptic) that contained an ...

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Women Outnumber Men In Law School For First Time

Let’s not bury the lede: I thought it wasn’t going to happen until 2017, but the change happened faster than I anticipated: 2016 is is officially the first year in which women outnumber men in law schools.  55,468 women are ...

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ABA 509 Disclosures For All Law Schools 2016

It’s that time of year again. Today is the annual reporting day for ABA 509 Disclosures for all law schools. These are required public disclosures that all law schools must make as part of their ABA accreditation. I made a series of reports on ...

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How To Leave A Law Firm

Last week a lawyer contacted me and posed the following question: If I opened my own practice in January what are my obligations to my clients? Can I take the files with me automatically? I’m pretty close to opening my own ...

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