Out of the Woods: Taylor Swift Wins Copyright Case

We’re kicking off the post-Thanksgiving week with a delicious opinion from U.S. Magistrate Judge Gail J. Standish in the copyright case of Jessie Braham v. Sony/ATC Music Publishing, et al.

The plaintiff, who records as Jessie Graham, claimed that Swift’s song “Shake It Off” from her 2014 album, “1989,” uses the same 22-word phrase as […]

Hitting Home: FTC Judge Rules Against FTC

Per the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Trade Commission’s own in-house judge, Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell, recently dismissed a “long-running and sometimes bitter case” involving LabMD. The FTC had accused the former medical testing company of not providing “reasonable or appropriate cybersecurity protections for patient data.”

In 2008, Tiversa, an online security firm, […]

Moving up in the World: In-House Counsel

According to the HBR Consulting 2015 Law Department Survey, total worldwide legal spend is up by two percent, and it’s due to an increase in spend on in-house counsel. Meanwhile there was a decrease in outside counsel spend, which can be attributed to the engagement of cost-management programs and “aggressive measures,” including the consolidation of […]

Sweet and Sour: Sugar Sues High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Whether in television commercials or on the shelf, many food products are touting that they’re free of high-fructose corn syrup. Not fair and false advertising, says its producers and advocacy groups, because it’s the nutritional equivalent of table sugar. Not true and also false advertising, says producers and refiners of cane sugar, who are suing […]

LLM Enhances Corp. Counsel’s Much-Needed Budget and Matter Solution

Now available to LLM, Inc. clients is a second-level comparison for graphed budget data. The ability to have stacked side-by-side bars graphs ensures that counsel can see the key cost drivers of actuals spend against the budget. It also allows counsel to further compare which firms or fee arrangements are most effective for various matter […]

Money Monday at ACC with LLM, Inc.

It’s a brisk day in Beantown — appropriate conditions for ACC Annual Meeting attendees to make cold, hard cash from LLM, Inc. at booth #1028.

But first, how corporate counsel can save money …

At ACC this week, LLM is demonstrating first-hand how the Budget and Matter Management features in Liquid Lit Manager® can reduce […]

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