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Agreement Reached with Legal Publishing Company

“Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office today announced an agreement with Juris Publishing, Inc. and Jurisnet, LLC regarding the legal publishing companies’ use of negative option marketing in advertising, selling and distributing print, electronic and CD publications. The assurance of voluntary compliance resolves allegations that the companies placed consumers in automatic shipment and automatic subscription renewal plans without consumer consent or without clearly and conspicuously disclosing the terms of these plans.” (via Florida AG Office)

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Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit

“Legal publishing company Fastcase today announced that five state bar associations have renewed their member benefit partnerships with the company. Twenty-eight states and dozens of metro, county, and specialty bar associations offer Fastcase’s smarter legal research tools as a free benefit to members.Through state bar partnerships, Fastcase is made available free to more than 800,000 lawyers – but it is not a discount service. Many of the largest law firms in America also subscribe to Fastcase, as well as the majority of American law schools and leading corporate counsel. In addition, Fastcase is the most popular smartphone app for lawyers, according to the American Bar Association Technology Survey.” (via Fastcase)

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Calif. High Court to Stream Sessions Online

“The California Supreme Court will stream oral arguments online beginning in May, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told state legislators on Tuesday. Cantil-Sakauye made the revelation during her fifth “state of the judiciary” address to a joint session of the Legislature, at which she touted a branch “made leaner by the greatest recession of California’s history.” She added, “We endured, and we’ve changed for the better.” (via CNS)

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Idaho Attorney General Makes Catalogue of Opinions, Annual Reports Available to the Public

“Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is making 125 years-worth of legal opinions, guidelines, letters and annual reports available to the public. Since 1891, as required by statute, the Attorney General has published a collection of opinions, advisory letters, lists of cases submitted to state and federal courts and summaries of the year’s business. In the past, these reports were housed in the office of the Attorney General, law libraries or the Idaho Historical Society. But as of today, the collection can be found on the Attorney General’s website.” (via Idaho Attorney General)

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Class Claims PACER Overcharges for Records

“PACER, the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system used by federal courts, systematically overcharges for access to court records, users claim in a federal class action. Bryndon Fisher sued the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts and its director James C. Duff on Tuesday, alleging breach of contract and illegal exaction.” (via Courthouse News Service)

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