Author: John DiGilio

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="19941" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_column_text]“Fake news,” “alternative facts”—these previously unfamiliar terms and concepts are now part of our lexicon, thanks to a number of factors—like an alarming increase of misinformation and purposeful disinformation across social media platforms and dubious “news” sites. At a time when there is so much media available, when anyone with...

In 2016, citizens of the United Kingdom voted to withdraw from the European Union pursuant to Article 50 of the “Lisbon Treaty,” in what has become famous the world over as “Brexit.” The British government is working out a plan to implement the EU separation, set for March 29, 2019. While any number of actions or interventions could occur in...

Our friends at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog interview Emily Feltren, AALL Director of Government Relations, for episode 14 of their podcast. AALL submitted an amici curiae brief in the recent PACER class action to point out how PACER fees harm access and legal research instruction, among other things. If you don’t have the time or inclination to listen...

Competitive intelligence (CI) can be especially valuable to private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) firms, which often operate somewhat in-the-dark within their industry segments. Holdings in newly-forming or niche industries have few public companies or established business models to provide adequate references for benchmarking and other meaningful insights....

We’ve been monitoring PACER news and the latest is a big announcement from the folks at the Free Law Project via our colleague Sabrina Pacifici. The public can now set-up a limited number of PACER alerts for free at CourtListener.com. That's right, I said free, which is indeed an interesting development and a major advance in the push for public...

…they're at a fork in the road. That's the conclusion of a significant report on artificial intelligence from ALM Intelligence, Law Firms Need Artificial Intelligence to Stay in the Game. This one is not free, but it is a game-changer and at $299, well worth the price. An excerpt is available to law.com subscribers (or you can sign-up for limited...

Since I was old enough to read, I have been somewhat infatuated with Roman history and mythology. One of my favorite figures from this ancient pantheon is Janus, the two-faced god of beginnings and endings. He was depicted always looking forward and backward. In addition to the past and the future, he was believed to be the deity of duality. In...

Websites, blogs and social media have made it tempting—and easy—to copy or link to images or video/music clips we come across on the Internet. But doing so without permission exposes you—and your employer—to a minefield of potential legal trouble. The original creator or content owner can sue you for copyright infringement, and it can get expensive and be damaging to...

The PACER database was established in 1988 to provide the public with fee-based online access to federal court filings, and in the 30 years since, individuals and organizations have come to rely on it for their legal research needs. While researchers value PACER as a key resource for federal court documents, criticism has been mounting over requiring payment of fees...

It’s mid-May and Americans are looking forward to Memorial Day weekend for our own selfish reasons—a day off and the unofficial start of summer. More importantly, let’s remember the reason for this holiday: To honor those who died while serving our country. We can also express our appreciation for their valor and leadership....