Publishing

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TBT: Our Mission

October 9, 2014

TBT, from the late James T. Briggs, President of Lawyers Cooperative Publishing: Since our company was founded in 1882, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing’s mission has been to simplify legal research by annotating, analyzing, integrating, and explaining the body of existing law. Relying on a staff of lawyer/editors, as well as outside authors, we publishing treatises, summaries, [...]

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An Open Letter to Thomson Reuters’ Susan Taylor Martin: Let’s talk print.

March 3, 2014

Ms. Martin, This isn’t something I would normally do, but I’m just compelled to say something, you know? I have to say that after a couple of decades of being in the publishing business, I’ve really admired your company’s catalog of analytical material. But ever since the release of WestlawNext (WLN)—which was a big step [...]

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Introducing Prcttnr: Bringing legal commentary & practice guides to the masses.

October 14, 2013

If you haven’t noticed, this blog has been pretty quiet lately. That’s primarily because I’ve been busy working with a few IP experts, programmers, legal editors and, of course, “the money” in an attempt to bring to fruition an idea that, quite frankly, couldn’t have come about until recently. We are calling it, at least [...]

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In publishing, the little things do matter.

May 6, 2013

Today, one of my editors was kind enough to send me an email that read simply: Go to the Texas Supreme Court website. So I did, and guess what I saw? This: Now, I happen to know that Justice Hecht told a CLE crowd a few weeks back that Thomson Reuters’ West Texas Rules of [...]

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Thomson Reuters Law School Publishing Business Sold to Eureka Growth Capital

February 4, 2013

Paul Caron (TaxProf Blog) writes today that Thomson Reuters has apparently completed the sale of the law school publishing business to the private equity firm, Eureka Growth Capital, whose current holdings include college campus television and telecommunication services, floor coverings, digital photography services, home accent and decor products, engineered machined products, forensic toxicology labs, and [...]

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What does Bingham McCutchen’s move mean to you?

September 13, 2012

So it would appear that global firm Bingham McCutchen is following Pillsbury’s lead and moving it’s entire “back office” operation to a cheaper labor venue, Lexington, Kentucky, next year according to Eric Young of the San Francisco Business Times. About the staff moving over, Young reports, Those workers will perform a variety of services for [...]

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Should Reed Elsevier sell Lexis-Nexis?

July 5, 2012

By Jason Wilson Legacy legal publishers are like aging men, thinning on top and putting more weight on the bottom. In a research report issued by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, this little nugget caught my eye: Our view here is simple: the legal publishing industry is challenged and it would be better for Reed to exit [...]

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On editing & updating standards.

March 30, 2011

By Jason Wilson I’ve been catching up with some light reading of various deposition transcripts in Rudovsky v. West Publishing Corp., No. 09-CV-727 (E.D. Penn.), which were publicly available through Pacer.gov. While we wait for the court’s decision on West’s motion for judgment as a matter of law, I’ve reprinted some interesting excerpts related to [...]

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