‘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

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

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

South Dakota Supreme Court Denies Banking Mogul’s Request to Redact Warrants Before Public Release | Law.com

The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that the affidavit for a criminal investigation into the billionaire founder of First Premier Bank would be unsealed, ultimately denying his request that he be allowed to redact any personal or private information before the circuit court does so. In an April 5 opinion, the court affirmed a circuit court’s decision … Read more

AI or Not To AI: Observations from Legalweek NY 2023 | Law.com

This article appeared in Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, an ALM publication for privacy and security professionals, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Corporate Counsel, Internet and Tech Practitioners, In-House Counsel. Visit the website to learn more. Several years ago at Legalweek (then still Legal Tech), I came up with a question to ask … Read more