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“Bots” Responsible for Billions of Dollars Worth of Online Advertising Fraud

Jan 12, 2015 By: Jeff Matsuura

Industry analysts report that automated search programs (“bots”) will likely be responsible for more than $6 billion in online advertising fraud this year.

Judges shouldn’t use cardboard swords to fight dragons

Jan 12, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

A court’s imposition of sanctions should be neither as an “elephant gun to slay a mouse” nor to “wield a cardboard sword if a dragon looms.”

Evidence may provide hook in copyright lawsuit over ‘Blurred Lines’

Jan 9, 2015 By: Kellie Pantekoek

The family of the late Marvin Gaye alleges that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s 2013 chart-topper “Blurred Lines” was a rip-off of Gaye’s 1977 megahit “Got to Give It Up.”

Today in 2001: The Supreme Court limits the reach of the Clean Waters Act

Jan 9, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On January 9, 2001, the Supreme Court ruled on Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, limiting the scope of the Clean Water Act’s reach.

Why “Take your Social Media policy to the next level” should be on your company’s 2015 resolutions list

Jan 9, 2015 By: Katie Minervino

When creating or updating a Social Media policy, there are three key questions that all companies should ask .

Claiming someone cannot swim is not libelous

Jan 9, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Claiming someone cannot swim is not libelous

No Duty to Shovel Your Neighbor’s Snow

Jan 8, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Owners of restaurant had no duty of care to warn customer of possibility of snow or ice on adjacent property

The ACA and Legal Practices (#21) / Representing individuals as health consumers

Jan 7, 2015 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Attorneys may often need to help individual clients sort out their options about the ACA.

Discrimination Against Snowboarders?

Jan 7, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

There are no special Fourteenth Amendment protections for snowboarders.

Lenders: Check MERS case law in foreclosure actions

Jan 6, 2015 By: Nick Sullivan

Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems case law exists in many jurisdictions to support striking down foreclosure challenges

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