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The reflections of pedestrians are seen in a window of the International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Watson headquarters in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. To help commercialize the technology famous for beating humans on the "Jeopardy!" game show, new languages such as Portuguese and Japanese are being added to the Watson service this year, said Stephen Gold, vice president of the Watson Group business. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: IBM Expands eDiscovery Technology

Wake Up Call: IBM Expands eDiscovery Technology

• IBM said it is updating the discovery service of its artificial intelligence-powered platform Watson with an expansion of its eDiscovery and business research technology. (Legaltech News) • Big banks and technology companies are fighting over control of a very valuable commodity — users’ personal data. (New York Times DealBook) • Is Deutsche Bank’s refusal to pay junior lawyers

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Wake Up Call: Missing Oxford Comma Leads to Ruling

• Who knew Oxford commas could mean so much? A Maine federal appeals court’s ruling in favor of dairy drivers seeking overtime pay came down to a single missing comma in a law detailing jobs that don’t qualify for it. The court held that Maine overtime law was grammatically ambiguous, and therefore, the drivers were eligible for overtime. (Quartz.com)

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How Law Firms Evaluate Technology? A Conversation with Reed Smith’s Director of Practice Support, Bryon Bratcher

Last month, the night before the Legaltech Show in New York, I got together for drinks in a midtown bar with Bryon Bratcher, Director of Practice Support at Reed Smith. Bryon has spent the last fifteen years working on the tech side of Am Law 200 firms, first specializing in litigation technology. I met Bryon

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Wake Up Call: Bharara Firing Reflects Trump Battle on Enforcement

• President Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of Manhattan federal prosecutor Preet Bharara reflects a bruising battle building between his administration and U.S. law enforcement agencies. (Bloomberg via BLB) Bharara was among 46 Obama-era holdover U.S. Attorneys asked to resign Friday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on a list that also included Eastern District U.S. Attorney Robert Capers.

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Wake Up Call: House Bill a ‘Death Sentence’ for Plaintiffs’ Firms

• President Donald Trump has pro-business groups optimistic that Congress will finally pass legislation that would discourage class actions and generally make it harder to sue businesses. A Columbia Law professor said one of a series bills that the House is considering could be a “death sentence” for large plaintiffs’ firms. However, passage of such a bill by the Senate is far from certain. (Bloomberg

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The Next Revolution for Enterprise Software and What It Means for E-Discovery

At the PREX16 Zapproved’s founder and CEO, Monica Enand shares insights about the Impact of Cloud on Enterprise Software “What makes me most optimistic is that e-discovery software is going to evolve. The meritocracy that fuels the high-tech field will reward those who connect and show true empathy for our users. When e-discovery systems become

Delaware Chancery Court in Georgetown, Delaware. Photographer: Pat Crowe II/ Bloomberg News.

TransPerfect’s Auction Order Endorsed by Delaware High Court 

By Jef Feeley, Bloomberg News TransPerfect Global Inc. can be auctioned off to settle a dispute between its co-owners, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled Monday in rejecting a challenge to a judge’s decision forcing the sale of the translation-software company. The state’s highest court found Chancery Judge Andre Bouchard “properly exercised” his authority to order

Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, right, smiles during a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photographer: Alex Wong/Pool via Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Gorsuch Told Senator Trump’s Judge Comments ‘Disheartening’

• U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told a Democratic senator he found Donald Trump’s comments criticizing the judiciary over a federal court order that blocked his immigration ban “disheartening” and “demoralizing.” (Bloomberg) Gorsuch’s comments could help “score points” for his Senate confirmation process by demonstrating he can stand up to Trump. (National Law Journal) However, Connecticut

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Wake Up Call: Dewey Round Two Kicks Off in New York

• Two former executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP went on trial for a second time yesterday on charges they lied to investors before the law firm went bust almost five years ago. Dewey’s onetime Executive Director Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, the firm’s former chief financial officer, face slimmed-down charges and penalties compared to their first trial, which ended

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Wake Up Call: Trump’s Law Firm Joins Fight Against Travel Ban

• Lawyers from President Donald Trump’s personal law firm, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, are said to be giving legal help to people affected by Trump’s executive order temporarily barring immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries. (The Lawyer) • The veteran head of mergers and acquisitions at O’Melveny & Myers, Paul Scrivano, is joining the larger Ropes & Gray as the

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