Legal Lately: Top legal news for the week ending March 28, 2014

Legal Lately is Robert Half Legal's weekly offering of essential legal news and trends that impact the field today. This week, read about Facebook’s refusal in an antitrust lawsuit, how the ABA is bringing unemployed law school graduates and cases of the underprivileged together, why profiting from another's success, like the croissant-and-doughnut hybrid, The Cronut®, can lead to trademark issues, and more. 

  • Saving years of costly litigation, Facebook ‘leans out’ and refuses ‘no poach’ overtures from other major technology companies. (Law Technology News)
  • The American Bar Association will pay organizations that come up with ways to match unemployed law school graduates to unmet legal needs for the poor. (National Law journal)
  • A trademarked product, The Cronut® has been all the rage amongst foodies. Cashing in on another’s success may seem appealing, however it may lead to legal issues. (
  • Research released this week reveals that there is a rise in class action settlements. (Corporate Counsel)
  • A growing number of big corporate clients demand that law firms take more steps to guard against online intrusions. (The New York Times)

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