Monthly Archives: August 2012

Legal expense management news for August 31, 2012

Delaware Supreme Court says that $35,000 per hour fee award to plaintiffs’ lawyers “will not be disturbed on appeal in the absence of capriciousness or factual findings that are clearly wrong…” Also check out Chancellor Strine’s interesting comparison of plaintiffs’ … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for August 24, 2012

We’ve seen LPO’s and other “non-firm firms” go from off-shore to on-shore; now one is going in the other direction. There’s more on the story here. Justice Department’s U.S. Trustee Program continues its efforts to police venue, executive comp – … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for August 17, 2012

Another quiet news week: Google Patent Search adds prior art finder and European patents. When thinking about these kinds of tools, I’m mindful of Richard Susskind’s prediction that for the Facebook Generation, the default assumption will be that knowledge services … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for August 10, 2012

A slow news week as summer vacations draw to a close: “Loser pays” coming to U.S. patent litigation? The proposed Saving High-tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes (SHIELD) Act would require NPEs (non-practicing entities) “to pay the legal costs of … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for August 3, 2012

Globalization, alternative legal service providers, virtual law firms and LPO’s are the “trends reshaping the legal industry” according to this nifty infographic. U.K. BigLaw considering allowing non-partner legal and support staff to hold a stake in the firm. More details … Continue reading

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