Legal Lately: Top legal news in week ending May 23, 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, an NYC man sues for every penny on earth, mobile devices may be smart but may not be secure for legal work, ediscovery redefines business strategies, and more.

  • Likely a new record for a demand in a lawsuit, NYC man files a 22-page handwritten suit for two undecillion dollars. Read more. (USA TODAY)
  • “Raging Bull” has its day in court, scoring a major victory for authors and other creators of copyrighted works. (
  • Attorneys are among the growing number of professionals who use personal mobile devices in the workplace. In doing so, security and privacy must be top-of-mind, (InsideCounsel)
  • Over the last decade, the importance of ediscovery has driven change in how litigation is approached. Law firms and corporations are creating in-house legal e-discovery teams and hiring individuals with strong skills in information technology. Get more on this story. (Columbus CEO)
  • In 2011, Congress created the Patent Pilot Program to streamline district court patent cases. A government report of the program isn’t due until 2016; but in the meantime, it appears to be working. (Corporate Counsel)

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