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. “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. “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. “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.”
Corporate Crime Reporter: New Database Documents State Worker Death Prosecutions. “The database catalogues state criminal prosecutions against companies and individuals whose actions caused a worker’s death or serious injury. The database contains information on 75 incidents in 16 states that have led to criminal charges and provides additional related materials.”