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Jay W. Belle Isle

Jay W. Belle Isle
Before becoming LegalReader's Editor-in-Chief, Jay W. Belle Isle worked as a freelance copywriter with clients on four continents. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from Cleary University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jay has also worked as a contracts administrator for a DOD contractor specializing in vehicle armor.
Recently, our friends at Lex Machina made me aware of a legal analytics survey conducted by ALM and LexisNexis® Legal & Professional that revealed the value of this powerful tool for success in the practice of law. What follows is the announcement of the results, revealed on January 31, 2018.
Our friends at Lex Machina, recently released the company’s fifth annual Patent Litigation Year in Review report. This report is a wealth of information for those practicing patent law. Below is the company’s announcement and a preview of the helpful information found in the report.
In the ongoing fight to rid the market of an incredibly harmful medical device – Bayer’s Essure “permanent” sterilization implant, Essure advocates are meeting with the FDA today for a discussion on Essure’s safety and efficacy. What follows is the official press release from the advocates. We wish them all the best and great success today!
The latest news from our friends at Lex Machina is exciting for those attorneys handling corporate and contractual disputes. They just released the first state-specific module in their Legal Analytics® platform, and it’s all about the Delaware Court of Chancery. I’ll let them explain.
I’m pleased to share good news from one of the leading companies in compliance, investigations, and security consulting, Guidepost Solutions. In times when such services have become increasingly important, hiring someone with top-level experience is a big win. What follows is Guidepost’s press release.
I’m pleased to say that Legal Analytics provider Lex Machina announced the release its end of year quarterly litigation trends update. The update includes Q42017 trends in the areas of Patent, Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), Copyright, Trademark, Securities, Antitrust, Commercial, Employment, Bankruptcy Appeals, and Product Liability litigation. This is a valuable source of information for any litigator. That announcement, and excerpts from the report, are reproduced below, courtesy of the company.
Yes, you read it correctly. Earlier this month, Judge Jack Robison of Comal County, Texas, butted in during jury deliberations to ask the jurors to return a not-guilty verdict. Several sources report that Judge Robison apologized and offered by way of explanation that, when “God tells me I gotta do something, I gotta do it.”
Today’s story covers the addition of another 465,000 vehicles as Honda joins Toyota in the recall. This brings the numbers in this latest recall up to 1,066,000 vehicles.
No one can argue that the Takata airbag recall has been one of the biggest automotive safety disasters in recent history. It’s certainly been the biggest automotive recall. Sadly, it’s getting even bigger as Toyota recently announced that it’s recalling another 601,000 vehicles in the U.S. in order to replace Takata airbag inflators.
Frivolous cases like this one, in which three apparently unhappy Starbucks customers filed suit against the coffee giant for “overcharging customers by underfilling lattes and mochas to reduce milk costs,” waste court time.