Legal Lately: Top legal news in week ending May 2, 2014

Legal Lately is Robert Half Legal's weekly offering of legal trends and news* that could have an impact on the field today. This week, new e-discovery rules appear to be on the horizon, a major settlement draws unwanted attention, litigation plays an important role in business strategy, and more.

  • New e-discovery rules could make it easier and less costly for litigation search and preparation. (Compliance Week)
  • BP's billions attract scam artists as many seek to profit from oil-spill settlement. (The National Law Journal)
  • A privately held juice maker, POM®, makes litigation an integral part of its business strategy to protect its trademarks and attack its rivals' marketing. (The American Lawyer)
  • A startup may be the first to gain from Supreme Court’s patent fee ruling over a troll with a “matchmaking” patent. (
  • This week, Google ceases scanning of student Gmail accounts to serve targeted ads. (Wall Street Journal)

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