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Supreme Court to hear case that affects how quickly biosimilar drugs are marketed

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Jan 13, 2017 03:15 pm CST By Debra Cassens Weiss The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case that could resolve how quickly patients will have access to copycat versions of biologic drugs. … Continue reading

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Chicago police use excessive force, without being held accountable, Justice Department finds

Criminal Justice Posted Jan 13, 2017 10:57 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Chicago police use excessive force, by pattern or practice, and minorities are most affected, according to a Justice Department report released on Friday. The use of excessive … Continue reading

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Suit claims arrests over social media posts and rap lyrics violated First Amendment rights

Constitutional Law Posted Jan 13, 2017 07:00 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Two men arrested and detained by San Diego police because of rap lyrics and social media posts have filed a federal lawsuit for alleged violation of their … Continue reading

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Justice Department’s inspector general will review handling of Clinton email probe

Criminal Justice Posted Jan 12, 2017 12:48 pm CST By Debra Cassens Weiss The Justice Department’s inspector general announced on Thursday he will review how the FBI and Justice Department handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Inspector General Michael Horowitz … Continue reading

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On-hold callers may not become lawyers’ clients, study suggests

Business of Law Posted Jan 12, 2017 11:45 am CST By Victor Li Law firms may be ruining their chances with new clients because of their telephone manners, an audio-branding firm suggests. According to a new study released by audio-branding … Continue reading

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Billable hour pricing is effectively dead because of budget caps, report says

Business of Law Posted Jan 12, 2017 10:53 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Most law firms say they use the billable hour model for pricing most of their work, but the reality is different, according to a new report. … Continue reading

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It may look ‘fishy,’ but new justice could decide cases without participating in oral arguments

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Jan 12, 2017 09:35 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Tradition, rather than law, is the reason new justices who join the U.S. Supreme Court do not decide cases unless they participate in oral arguments. That’s … Continue reading

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These BigLaw firms had the best record for promoting women to partner

Law Firms Posted Jan 12, 2017 09:11 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Three large law firms promoted only women to partnership in 2016. Five law firms promoted only men. Overall, 36.7 percent of the lawyers promoted to partner last … Continue reading

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Build legal tech tools with actual lawyer-users in mind

When I was a kid, my dad used to caution me against seeing other people’s concerns through my own eyes. “When you’re a hammer, not everything is a nail.” Or “they see things differently than you do.” I wanted to … Continue reading

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Lawyer’s rewrite simplifies Instagram’s terms of use

Internet Law Posted Jan 12, 2017 08:00 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Instagram’s terms of use run more than 5,000 words and encompass at least seven printed pages. They are written at a postgraduate level, though the photo-sharing site … Continue reading

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