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About Disrupt Legal:

My name is Mary Redzic and I am proponent of disruption in the legal industry with innovative technology. I will post ideas on how the legal industry can and should be changed to make it better for both lawyers and their clients and about people or companies who are helping the cause. If you would like for me to cover any topics, feel free to contact me at mredzic@gmail.com.

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Mary Redzic is an in-house counsel for the Vionic Group.  She reviews legal tech tools at Disrupt Legal.

BMW’s i3 Electric Car Slammed by Lawsuit Over Sudden Power Loss

According to the suit, the i3’s speed can plunge without warning

A U.S. owner of a BMW i3 has filed a lawsuit claiming that the German automaker’s electric vehicle can experience a sudden loss of power when a feature designed to nearly double its driving range is deployed.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court, seeks damages for i3 drivers nationwide and in California alone, or to force BMW to buy the vehicles back.

It focuses on “Range Extender,” an optional i3 feature in which a 34-horsepower, two-cylinder gas engine switches on when the vehicle’s battery runs low, boosting the advertised range to 150 miles (241 km) per charge from 81 miles.

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Read entire report by Reuters in Fortune.

Class Action Complaint

May 17, 2016

Tsoar v. BMW  

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Best calendar app – CNET Download.com

Your phone has a built-in calendar, but is it your best option? A good calendar app should offer multiple views, make it easy to create events, and let you share events or your whole calendar. Google Calendar is our pick for best calendar app, because it does all of these things, plus offers smart suggestions and a new Goals feature to help you find time for resolutions like going to the gym.

Not sure Google Calendar is for you? We have two other options: Outlook is about to absorb Sunrise‘s most fabulous features, and UpTo has a unique hidden feature that could cure your FOMO.

Apps in this guide 

Read entire review.

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Lawyers in Transition-Planning a Mindful Life

We wanted to share our insights and experiences along with those of other solo practitioners and small firm practitioners who have worked their way through their own challenges in dealing with pre-retirement planning. We like the idea of shifting from “mindless aging” to “mindful living.” We would like to invite colleagues and friends to come forward to share their experiences to help our readers begin to experience the importance of building a transition plan. It is important to understand that the journey from full-time work to full-time retirement could take several years to accomplish, so that is why the more time you put into planning this journey the better your outcomes will be.

Join us at:

https://www.facebook.com/lawyersintransition/

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iPhone Callers Block: How To Keep Unknown Callers Out | Ubergizmo

We’ve all been there before. Whether it’s an annoying telemarketer or a friend that you’ve decided to give the silent treatment to, there are times when you want to block someone from contacting you. The good news is that Apple has added the ability to block callers in iOS 7.

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To clarify, there are four different scenarios where you will want to block a person:

  1. The person’s contact details are saved on your phone.
  2. An unknown person calls your phone.
  3. An unknown person texts your phone.
  4. An unknown person who sent you a FaceTime request.

This guide is going to teach you how to block and unblock a person or phone number from contacting you when the scenarios above do occur. For non-iPhone number blocking, we have a different article.

Read entire article…

Artificially Intelligent Lawyer “Ross” Has Been Hired By Its First Official Law Firm

Ross, the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney, has its first official law firm. Baker & Hostetler announced that they will be employing Ross for its bankruptcy practice, currently comprised of almost 50 lawyers.

So what can ROSS do?

  1. Provide you a highly relevant answer, not 1000s of results, to your question posed in natural language, not keywords.
  2. Monitor the law for changes that can positively/negatively affect your case, instead of flooding you with legal news.
  3. Learn the more you and other lawyers use it.
  4. Offer a simple, consistent experience across all your devices and form factors. 

For entire report...

How AI And Crowdsourcing Are Remaking The Legal Profession | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

“The legal industry is ripe for innovation,” says attorney and journalist Robert Ambrogi, who covers the role of technology in law. In an influential April 13 blog post, Ambrogi proclaimed a boom in legal tech startups based on a more than doubling of listings on startup directory AngelList. Ambrogi has since produced his own streamlined listing that currently has nearly 500 companies offering technologies to the legal industry. Several are courting attorneys who need better, cheaper ways to sort through the avalanche of legal filings, rulings, and spiderwebs of citations between cases, from the local to federal level.

Read entire article here…

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