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Insider Trading Case Highlights Work-From-Home Risks for Lawyers


The recent insider trading charge against the husband of a BP employee, who allegedly capitalized on confidential information overheard during his wife’s work-from-home scenario, casts a spotlight on the burgeoning confidentiality risks in remote work settings. Tyler Loudon, the spouse of a BP employee, faces insider trading charges in the U.S. for allegedly using confidential…

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The Crimes of George Bailey and the People of Bedford Falls in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’


Last weekend, you may have taken part in what is now a Christmas tradition by watching the classic holiday movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed by Frank Capra and released in 1946. The film tells the story of George Bailey, a man who sacrifices his personal dreams for the betterment of his community in Bedford…

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Lawyers in New York Used ChatGPT and Now Face Possible Sanctions


Several lawyers are under scrutiny and face potential sanctions after utilizing OpenAI’s advanced language model, ChatGPT, for the drafting of legal documents submitted in a New York federal court. The attention surrounding this matter stems from the erroneous citation of non-existent or irrelevant cases by ChatGPT. The adoption of AI in legal practice is not…

When Smart Devices Talk: AI and Fourth Amendment Rights

When Smart Devices Talk: AI and Fourth Amendment Rights

Artificial intelligence (AI) is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives, whether it is smartphones in our pockets or virtual assistants in our homes or offices. While smart devices aim to make our lives easier, their proliferation raises important questions about privacy. Today there are a wide variety of smart home products available on…

A.I. for the Legal Industry to Become More Prevalent

A.I. For the Legal Industry to Become More Prevalent?


A recent executive order signed by President Donald Trump, the American A.I. Initiative, directs federal agencies to prioritize A.I. investments, assist in building a workforce in the A.I. world and set governance standards. It is hopefully to be the catalyst many experts believe will define the future of everything from health care to warfare. While…

Supreme Court to Consider Cap on Fees for SSDI Representation

Supreme Court to Consider Cap on Fees for SSDI Representation

Will the Supreme Court limit attorney’s fees for representation of clients before the Social Security Administration? Over half of all people who file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are denied those benefits. After being denied, individuals can follow an appeals process, starting with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and culminating, possibly, with arguments…

California Judge Makes Major Decision in Biometric Privacy Rights

California Judge Makes Major Decision in Biometric Privacy Rights

A California judge ruled that the government can not force any person involved in an investigation to use biometric means, such as a fingerprint, thumbprint, face or iris scan, to unlock a phone or other device. This decision is potentially major, and could affect personal privacy rights everywhere in the future. US Magistrate Judge Kandis…

Avvo's Lawyer Ratings Protected by the First Amendment

Avvo’s Lawyer Ratings Protected by the First Amendment, Judge Rules in False-Advertising Suit

In what may yet turn out to be a case with a controversial decision, U.S. District Judge Koeltl ruled that Avvo’s lawyer ratings are statements of opinion and are protected by the First Amendment and the New York Constitution. This case, however, may head to an appeal as the First Amendment only offers protection from…

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