Monthly Archives: February 2012

Horizon Report 2012: Key Technology Trends

The 2012 NMC Horizon Report Higher Ed Edition is a collaborative effort between NMC and Educause.    According to the report and a video posted to YouTube, expect six key  technology expansions in the educational arena over the next five years: * mobile apps; … Continue reading

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Good luck!

Good luck to all of the Charleston School of Law February bar exam takers.  May the force be with you!

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February 24, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

Republic Franklin Insurance v. Albemarle County School Board Bus drivers and cleaners sued the defendant school district for unpaid overtime. Insurer sought declaratory judgment that failure to pay overtime was not as “wrongful act” under the policy and that any … Continue reading

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Elevator Pitch, Better Life, Facebook Posts Predict Job Performance?

As we end the work week and start the weekend, I want to comment on three intriguing articles that I read earlier this week, all involving human behavior.  Yesterday, Above the Law published a short piece on the elevator pitch.  According … Continue reading

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Attorneys Sue Lexis & Westlaw for Copyright Infringement

Edward White, an Oklahoma attorney, and Kenneth Elan, a New York attorney, filed suit on Wednesday, February 22nd, in the Southern District of New York (Manhattan) Federal District Court against Lexis and Westlaw.  According to their complaint, they contend that Lexis … Continue reading

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February 22, 2012 United States Supreme Court opinions

Douglas v Independent Living Center of Southern California Interested groups sued to keep California’s Medicaid cuts from occurring. The 9th Circuit allowed a direct suit under the Supremacy Clause. After argument, the Medicaid agency approved the reductions. The Supreme Court, … Continue reading

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UK High Court Allows Defendant to Be Served via Facebook

Social media is not only impacting our social lives but appears to be increasing and extending its influence to the legal profession.  While serving defendants via social media sites is said to be common in New Zealand and Australia, the … Continue reading

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