My New Favorite Summary Judgment Motion – Mark Cuban v. Ross Perot Jr. [via Deadspin]

2011-06-22 WC Mavs and Radical Mavs Mngt MSJ

Two years ago Dallas Mavs minority shareholder Ross Perot Jr. filed suit against Mark Cuban accusing Cuban of various infractions including mismanaging the team, etc. On June 12, 2011, the Mavs defeated the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals. Through his attorney Mr. Cuban has now responded to the suit by filing the motion shown above. Here are a few of the highlights: “On June 12, 2011, the World Champion Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat to claim the franchise’s first NBA championship. A true and correct photo of one of the many victory celebrations is incorporated herein: [GIANT PHOTO OF MAVERICKS CELEBRATING WITH TROPHY] Under Hillwood’s ownership, the team was deemed the “worst franchise” in all of professional sports. Under Cuban’s stewardship the Mavericks have become one of the league’s most successful teams and are now NBA champions. Accordingly, there can be no genuine question that Hillwood’s claims of mismanagement lack merit and Hillwood’s claims should be disposed of on summary judgment. More coverage is available on Deadspin.

Daniel Kraft: Medicine's Future? There's an App for That [TedXMaastricht]

Very interesting talk and note this could just as easily say – Law’s Future? There’s an App for That. Generated by the nexus of available technology and the current legal employment crisis there appears to be a growing app / “garage guys” culture breaking out. LawTechCamp, New and Emerging Legal Infrastructures and other related conferences showcase just some of the app style innovations that are being generated in the legal marketplace. I guess you can say there is nothing more dangerous than a bunch of smart folks who get pushed into a corner — forced to innovate for a want of high quality alternative options. Change is on the march and my bet is there is more disruption in the windshield than in the rearview. As my old football coach liked to say — better keep your head on a swivel!

Adapting Specialized Legal Metadata to the Digital Environment: The Code of Federal Regulations Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules [ Bruce and Richards ICAIL 2011]

Quantitative Legal Prediction – Or – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Disruptive Technology [ TyMetrix Executive Summit ]