The CRIV Sheet, v. 38, no. 3 is now availble!

This issue is full of interesting articles. We learn about the lawsuit between Casemaker and Fastcase. We also answer any questions you might have about the recent product name change for Thomson Reuters Westlaw. We provide an overview of TS-SIS Vendor Supplied Records Advisory Working Group (VRAG)—this group has been working with legal information providers to provide outreach and support to vendors who supply MARC records for their products. We also provide a list of recommended progras for the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in July. Finally, we have the most recent reports from the vendor liaison calls.

 

The issue is available here: http://www.aallnet.org/Documents/vendorrelations/CRIVSheet/CRIVSheetVol38No3.pdf

Thomson Reuters Announcement of Case Errors on Westlaw and in Reporters

Thomson Reuters sent out the following announcement regarding errors in cases they’ve published on Westlaw and in their case reporters. The announcement includes links to further details.

To our customers:

As part of our commitment to transparency, I wanted to alert you to some errors related to publishing cases in Westlaw® and our print volumes that we have now corrected.

In March, Thomson Reuters became aware that small portions of text were missing in a number of new cases posted to Westlaw due to the introduction of an upgrade to our PDF conversion process in November 2014. We immediately conducted an investigation, which revealed that approximately one-half of one percent (0.5%) of total decisions added to our collection during this period were affected by these issues. We have now corrected those cases on Westlaw and we will be shipping replacement print volumes to all affected customers as soon as possible. We will work closely with those customers to minimize any disruption.

Our analysis of the cases found that none of these issues resulted in any change to the meaning of the law. To provide clarity, we are posting examples of the issues, as well as a listing of all corrected cases, here. We will post all affected cases with corrections highlighted within the text.

Additional details and answers to common questions can be found here. If you have questions, please contact your sales representative or Thomson Reuters Customer Service at 1-800-249-9378.

We are very aware of our crucial role in supporting the U.S. legal system, and there is nothing more important to us than delivering the best possible solutions and customer service to you. Please accept our apologies for our errors. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,

Andy Martens
Global Head of Product & Editorial

GPO Superintendent of Documents News

This week, there were two major announcements from the U.S. Government Publishing Office Director Davita Vance-Cooks. In the first, Vance-Cooks announced Mary Alice Baish’s retirement after five years as the GPO Superintendent of Documents. Congratulations Mary Alice! After May 1st, longtime GPO staffer Laurie Hall will step into the position of Acting Superintendent of Documents.

Fastcase Cofounder Phil Rosenthal is Running for Congress in New York

From a copyright lawsuit to a cofounder headed for DC, Fastcase is all over the news lately.  Check out this blog post about Phil Rosenthal and the announcement that he is running for Congress.   Here is his official campaign website.

LexisNexis Debuts Legislative Outlook and Moves Extensive News Archive to Lexis Advance

For details on the new round of enhancements to Lexis Advance see: http://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/about-us/media/press-release.page?id=14568432303096&y=2016#sthash.A2SEjgg9.dpuf

Another blog post on the release http://www.lawsitesblog.com/2016/03/new-lexisnexis-legislative-tool-predicts-the-probability-of-a-bills-passage.html

 

 

 

Fastcase is continuing its partnership with state bar associations

Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit

Service Provides Free Legal Research to Hundreds of Thousands of Lawyers 

Wolters Kluwer 2015 Annual Report

It’s that time of year, Wolters Kluwer has now posted their annual report.

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