Lawfare Blog: How to Fight Foreign Hackers With Civil Litigation

Lawfare Blog: How to Fight Foreign Hackers With Civil Litigation. “Since 2010, Microsoft alone has won court orders to seize command and control (C2) servers and sinkhole malicious traffic in 24 cases, seizing a total of more than 16,000 malicious domains. Mechanically, these cases work a lot like the Justice Department’s botnet takedowns: Both entities compile evidence that particular domains are being used to control botnets and use that evidence to obtain court orders requiring U.S.-based domain registries to redirect those domains to servers controlled by the entity that sought the order, among other possible court-authorized remedies.”

The Hub at Johns Hopkins: Opioid Industry Archive Releases 1.4 Million Documents From Leading Opioid Maker Implicated In Drug Crisis

The Hub at Johns Hopkins: Opioid Industry Archive Releases 1.4 Million Documents From Leading Opioid Maker Implicated In Drug Crisis. “The archive, launched by the two research universities in March 2021, is a digital repository of publicly disclosed documents arising from ongoing opioid litigation brought by local and state governments and tribal communities against opioid manufacturers, wholesalers, and pharmacies. The Mallinckrodt company agreed to release documents produced during litigation as part of their settlement in recent legal cases with the plaintiffs.”

Online courts: reimagining the future of justice (Harvard Law Today)

Harvard Law Today: Online courts: reimagining the future of justice. “Even if there was no COVID-19, online courts would still be the wave of the future. This idea was the starting point for a recent webinar, ‘Online Courts: Perspectives from the Bench and the Bar,’ during which experts from the United States and the United Kingdom examined future prospects for online litigation, and its successes and failures to date.”

WIPO Launches New Publication Series with Leading Judgments on Intellectual Property Rights; China Is First Contributor (World Intellectual Property Organization)

World Intellectual Property Organization: WIPO Launches New Publication Series with Leading Judgments on Intellectual Property Rights; China Is First Contributor . “The World Intellectual Property Organization has published the first edition in a new publication series collecting landmark intellectual property (IP) judgments from some of the most dynamic litigation jurisdictions around the world.” The first publication is available as a PDF with a CC-BY license.

STAT: Historians push to create public archive of documents from massive opioid litigation

STAT: Historians push to create public archive of documents from massive opioid litigation. “In settling lawsuits against them, companies often insist that all of the documents and depositions gathered as part of the cases be locked away or destroyed. To head that off — and to ensure a full accounting of the origins of the prescription opioid crisis — a group of historians is asking that any settlement in the massive opioid litigation require all collected documents be preserved and made public.”

Litigation Finance Journal: Center on Civil Justice at NYU School of Law Launches Dispute Financing Library

Litigation Finance Journal: Center on Civil Justice at NYU School of Law Launches Dispute Financing Library. “The Center on Civil Justice at NYU School of Law has launched a comprehensive digital library of documents relating the third-party litigation funding industry.” I had no idea that third party litigation funding was a thing, but boy it sure is. Minnesota Law Review has an extensive article. (I’ve linked to the summary, which provides an overview and a link to a much more extensive PDF.)

Canadian Lawyer: How to use Google’s ‘My Activity’ to your advantage in litigation

Canadian Lawyer: How to use Google’s ‘My Activity’ to your advantage in litigation. “In an effort to spearhead the process prior to bringing the motion to compel production before a judge, given that Google’s My Activity has been in the news quite a bit of late, here are some of the ways that lawyers can profit from access to Google’s platform. The possibilities in knowing what plaintiffs and defendants purport to know, where they are and what they’re up to are endless.”