In a little over 2 years and out of 244 prior posts, this is only the second time I have done this, so I don’t feel incredibly bad. Though I admittedly do feel somewhat bad. But try as I have to find something this week that I had to say that was worth writing about and on-topic, I’ve been unable to do so.
Thus, if you happen to be checking here for worthwhile content, let me point you to 4 pieces written by other very intelligent folks that are truly worth your time.
First, following very quickly on the heels of Ravel Law’s announcement about one of its new offerings (which I did write about), it was announced that LexisNexis is buying Ravel Law. Bob Ambrogi has written about how significant a development this is and you can read that here.
Second, although it is now a two-week old piece, the fine folks at The Law for Lawyers Today have a really good post on yet another instance of a litigator crossing lines during a deposition into obstruction and why that continues to be such a bad idea for litigators.
Third, a circumstance in Tennessee has gotten a high-enough profile to be written about on Above The Law and you can go read about it here. I don’t want to say too much about it at the moment, not because I have any involvement in the matter, but because a petition seeking a rule change has also been filed with the Tennessee Supreme Court and the TBA Ethics Committee that I chair will likely be looking that over and offering input. (If you happen to be a subscriber to The Nashville Post, you can read article about the rule petition here.)
And, finally, Mike McCabe over at his blog has a very nice piece up reminding IP lawyers about how important it is to abide by protective orders in IP cases – though the reminder is just as valid to lawyers in other litigation practice areas.