‘Lemon Law’ Doesn’t Require Manufacturer to Pay Pre-Lititigation Attorney Fees, Says Virginia High Court | Law.com

The Virginia Supreme Court determined that Hyundai Motor America didn’t owe a customer pre-litigation attorney fees, after concluding that the state’s “Lemon Law” didn’t provide for such fees. In an April 6 opinion, the state high court affirmed a circuit court’s granting of summary judgment to Hyundai after finding the manufacturer’s refund to plaintiff Nicholas David … Read more

5 reasons why you’re not getting any work done, and what to do about it

Being at work and actually working are very different animals. Here are the big five known barriers to getting stuff done, and the easiest ways to work around them. 1.   You’ve got mail Sure, email is a necessity and social media keeps you informed, but in the workplace both can tank your productivity. According to … Read more

Will Morgan & Morgan’s New Policy Spark a Courtroom Backlash?: The Morning Minute | Law.com

NO MORE MR. NICE FIRM – A recent internal memo at massive plaintiffs firm Morgan & Morgan forbade its attorneys from extending professional courtesies to insurance defense lawyers. “Under no circumstances will we be agreeing to any continuances, discovery extensions, or request to extend deadline to answer complaints,” said the memo, which was posted on several … Read more

Ahead of the Curve: What Happens When ChatGPT Gets It Wrong? | Law.com

Welcome back to Ahead of the Curve. I’m Christine Charnosky, legal education reporter for Law.com, and I’ll be your host for this week’s look at innovation and notable developments in legal education. This week, we’re exploring one law dean’s experiment with using ChatGPT to obtain biographical information. Source link

Poe introduces chatbot creation feature with simple text prompts

Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11-12, to hear how leaders are integrating and optimizing AI investments for success. Learn More Poe, a platform for creating and interacting with chatbots powered by large language models (LLMs), has launched a new feature that lets anyone create their own chatbot with just a few words. … Read more

Additional Thoughts on “The Etiquette of Equality”

I second Orin’s suggestion that it is worth reading The Etiquette of Equality, by Ben Eidelson. I saw the paper presented at a workshop last year and have thought about it regularly since then. A couple of additional thoughts: The fact that there is an etiquette norm (or contested etiquette norm) against using particular words … Read more

What makes AI safe?

In this episode, we dive into some of the AI safety reports that have been issued in recent weeks. Jeffery Atik first takes us through the basics of attention-based AI, and then into reports on AI safety from OpenAI and Stanford. Exactly what AI safety covers remains opaque (and toxic, in my view, after the … Read more

‘Exaggerated Response to Legitimate Objectives’: Davis Wright Tremaine Leads Pro Bono Win in Battle Over Jail’s Mail Policy | Law.com

Large damage awards certainly are nice—but sometimes, advocating for basic rights of incarcerated individuals to have access to books and magazines brings another level of satisfaction for attorneys and their clients. Following several years of litigation and appeals on a First Amendment case, U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks of the Western District of Arkansas … Read more

Law School Free Speech, Wokeness, and “The Etiquette of Equality”

As a general rule, essays on “wokeness” and law school free speech debates shed more heat than light.  But I found this essay from Harvard Law professor Ben Eidelson, “The Etiquette of Equality,” to be a particularly interesting read.  Eidelson offers a middle ground that probably won’t make advocates on either side happy, but I … Read more