Frozen Airplane

When we flew to California last Monday, the thermometer read 1 degree. I guess one is better than none, but it was cold. [How cold was it, Eric?] It was so cold that our plane froze. As in, the airline…

‘Tis the Season for Comment Spam

I left for California very early Monday morning. Since then, I got hit by hundreds of automated comment spams, including an incredible 225 on a single blog post (on why Wikipedia will fail in 5 years) in a 3 day…

Bloggers as Journalists, Redux

I know there are plenty of unresolved issues about whether bloggers are journalists. Where ever you come out on that question, consider the following. I’ve been receiving a noticeable increase in personalized spam in the form of press releases and…

AmLaw on Cooley Godward

The American Lawyer runs a thorough status report [registration required] on my old law firm, Cooley Godward. Back in the 1990s, the firm struggled with the balance between servicing start-up enterpreneurial clients and institutional clients–a balancing act that appears to…

Epinions Settles Stockholder Lawsuit

Epinions has settled the lawsuit brought against it by common stockholders frozen out in the DealTime/Shopping.com acquisition. Financial terms were not disclosed. Alas, because this was not a class action lawsuit and I did not individually participate, the settlement has…

Wiki-Law

I love the idea of Wikis–there’s something appealling subversive yet democratic about them. However, I am skeptical of the long-term viability of open-access Wikis because I believe they are inevitably overtaken by the spammers (among other defects). I got a…

Attorneys Exempt from Graham-Leach-Bliley Act

The DC Circuit has ruled that the FTC overstepped its authority by trying to include attorneys within the scope of the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act. This isn’t huge news in the sense that the DC Circuit affirmed the lower court’s ruling. On…

It’s the Most Unpleasant Time of the Year

Traveling between the Midwest and New England during December means two unavoidable truths: 1) Weather delays 2) Non-stop piped-in Christmas tunes playing throughout every corner of the airports It makes for a very unpleasant combination! Category: Product #: Regular price:$…

NYT on Bar/Bri Class Action Lawsuits

The NYT runs a lengthy article on the current Bar/Bri litigation as well as some past litigation. For more on my coverage of the Bar/Bri class action lawsuits, see here. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from:…

Faculty Activity Reports

Faculty activity reports (FARs) are the way that faculty members report on their year’s activities to the Dean. The report is typically used to set faculty compensation for the subsequent academic year. At Marquette, the FAR determines annual salary increases…