By Geri L. Dreiling, Esq.
Noteworthy stories on law, tech and marketing that you might have missed this week:
- In “Generic Drugs Prove Resistant to Damage Suits,” the New York Times explains how last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Pliva v. Mensing has left some plaintiffs using generic drugs unable to pursue lawsuits allowed for those prescribed brand-name drugs.
- Convicted financier R. Allen Stanford has asked for a new trial. One of the reasons, according to The Wall Street Journal, is that journalists were allowed to tweet during off-the-record conferences. To learn more, read “Blame the Media: Stanford Cites Tweets, Publicity in New Trial Motion.”
- In “Kill All The Lawyers,” social media blogger Todd Defren complains that some lawyers take 3-5 days to approve a tweet and a week to approve a blog comment. Earlier this month, lawyer and entrepreneur Alison Monahan penned a post for TriplePundit titled, “Bridging the Gap Between Lawyers and Social Media Managers.”
- In “Google Scholar Improves Legal Research Capabilities,” Lawyer Tech Review highlights how it is easier to find significant citations by relying on “Indications of Importance” icons.
- In a guest post for Attorney at Work, Jared Correia explains how Google+ is altering search results and what it means for lawyers in “We Are the World: Google’s Search Plus Your World.”
- LexBlog’s Kevin O’Keefe wrote “Legal Blogging: How to Craft the Right Strategy” which appeared on Mashable.
- For lawyers who just purchased an iPad, iPhoneJD shares tips and recommendations for new users in “Advice for lawyers new to the iPad.”