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LexisNexis Acquires Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt

“LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that, together with Reed Elsevier Properties SA, it has acquired the acclaimed publishing brands and businesses of Sheshunoff™ and A.S. Pratt from the Thompson Media Group. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed. Widely known for its “how to” guides for compliance professionals, the Sheshunoff collection of publications includes more than 100 titles offering expert information critical for the financial services industry with a strong focus on federally regulated banking and credit union lending activities. The A.S. Pratt collection has established itself as the “gold standard” of analytical content for the banking and commercial practice areas and includes 40 industry-leading titles covering key legal and regulatory issues – including respected treatises, journals and newsletters such as the Banking Law Journal, Pratt’s Letter, Brady on Bank Checks, Clark’s The Law of Secured Transactions, and others” (via LexisNeis)

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New Release of Lexis for Microsoft Office Now Integrates with Lexis Advance Content and Expands Functionality

“NEW YORK, LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that its industry-leading legal drafting solution, Lexis® for Microsoft® Office now integrates with Lexis Advance®. With the advanced features, functionality and content of Lexis Advance, Lexis for Microsoft Office now offers users even more options to quickly surface relevant results directly within their legal drafting process, streamline their workflow and improve the quality of their work product – directly embedded within Microsoft® Word and Outlook®.” (via LexisNexis)

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Firm inks deal to provide cloud service for court’s archive

“Rochester’s InfoPreserve Inc. has reached an agreement with the New York State Unified Court System and the Buffalo Law Library to provide a private cloud solution for a New York Codes, Rules and Regulations digital archive. The deal will make the NYCRR’s archives, which includes all of the state’s regulatory history from 1945 to 2001, available online to the public for the first time. InfoPreserve, which provides clouds solutions for document management, will scan documents, creating a free, web-based system that is fully searchable.” (via Rochester Business Journal)

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LexisNexis Solutions Win Six Categories in Annual National Law Journal Reader Survey

“LexisNexis® Legal & Professional announced today that its legal technology solutions have won top ratings in six categories and recognition in 11 categories overall in the recently released results of the “2013 Best of the National Law Journal” reader survey.” (via Lexis Nexis)

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GPO is Closing Gap on Public Access to Law at JCP’s Direction, But Much Work Remains

“The GPO’s recent electronic publication of all legislation enacted by Congress from 1951-2009 is noteworthy for several reasons. It makes available nearly 40 years of lawmaking that wasn’t previously available online from any official source, narrowing part of a much larger information gap. It meets one of three long-standing directives from Congress’s Joint Committee on Printing regarding public access to important legislative information. And it has published the information in a way that provides a platform for third-party providers to cleverly make use of the information. While more work is still needed to make important legislative information available to the public, this online release is a useful step in the right direction.”

via Sunlight Foundation Blog

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Attorney General Bondi’s Office Announces Multi-Million-Dollar Settlement with Law Book Publisher over Automatic Subscription Renewals

“Attorney General Pam Bondi announced today that her office has entered a multi-million-dollar settlement with CCH Incorporated, a law book publisher, over allegations of automatic subscription renewals, a practice referred to as a negative option plan, without adequate disclosures. CCH will mail approximately 5,000 consumers refund notices and provide a total refund amount up to $5 million to the consumers. The Attorney General’s Office will receive $1.4 million for investigative costs, attorney fees and future enforcement efforts.”

via Press Release

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Georgetown Law Library Establishes Faculty Blog Aggregator

“The Georgetown Law Library has established a webpage that automatically aggregates blog posts by Georgetown Law faculty members from sources around the web. The faculty blog aggregator (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/blogposts.cfm) is a self-updating collection of posts that currently come from 14 Law Center faculty contributors across 14 blog sites. “The blog aggregator is a very useful tool for keeping up with our faculty, their scholarship and their views on the legal world,” said Georgetown Law Associate Dean for Research and Administration Gregory Klass. “It’s wonderful to have it all in one place.”

via Georgetown Law

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Court of Appeals to launch database of case documents

“The New York Court of Appeals on Feb. 1 will launch a free, public online database of case documents that will make it easier for lawyers to file court papers, the court said. In a memo sent to members of the bar on Thursday, Andrew Klein, the court’s chief clerk and legal counsel, said the Public Access and Search System database, or Court-PASS, will serve as a permanent archive of all cases filed after Jan. 1. “Anyone may search or browse the Court-PASS database free of charge, and may view or download documents from every stage of the case at the Court of Appeals,” Klein wrote.”

via Reuters

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LexisNexis Doubles its Online Journals Coverage

“LexisNexis UK, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that it has doubled the coverage of legal journals in its Lexis®Library online service. The expansion establishes LexisNexis as the provider of market leading journals and the go-to online resource in many areas of legal practice. The journals expansion follows a comprehensive consultation with LexisNexis customers across law firms, the Bar and academic institutions in order to further strengthen its market leading LexisLibrary offering.”

via LexisNexis United Kingdom

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House Begins Publishing Committee Data

“The House of Representatives’ document portal, docs.house.gov, launched in January 2012 with a surprisingly rich and relevant set of data: all bills and amendments (including drafts) that would come to the floor over the next week, and extensive XML metadata about each document and when it was updated. It’s pretty difficult to overstate the value of this data. After all, information on what the House is about to do is vital — to participate effectively in our democracy, you need to have some lead time. The House has doubled down on its pledge to keep innovating, and has begun to release what promises to be an expansive set of committee information. Docs.house.gov’s expansion in breadth from floor proceedings to include committee activities provides significant new opportunities for the public to understand how the House functions as well as a much earlier entry point for citizens to become substantively involved in the legislative process.”

via Sunlight Foundation Blog

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