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AALL Executive Board unanimously approves recognition of an AALL Caucus on Consumer Advocacy

(From Michael Ginsborg’s statements to the Caucus email list, as edited by Jamie Marie Keller. Marie S. Newman has also posted on our recognition here.) On November 5th, with Michael Ginsborg in attendance, the AALL Executive Board unanimously approved a … Continue reading

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Support A Petition To AALL’s Executive Board On The Consumer Advocacy Caucus

11/1/11 update: Today we submitted the final version of our petition. We gratefully acknowledge support from 57 petition signatories and the PLL-SIS. 10/29/11 update: We are now near our deadline to receive additional support for our petition. We ask that … Continue reading

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Bloomberg To Acquire BNA: Opportunity For Public Comment On The Proposed Acquisition

Bloomberg has just announced its intention to acquire BNA for a cash-tender offer of approximately $990 million. Bloomberg also provides answers to questions about the proposed acquisition. Under the Hart–Scott–Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Bloomberg must file pre-merger notification … Continue reading

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Informal Notes On Our July 25th Meeting In Philadelphia

We owe special thanks to the generous hosts of our July 25th  meeting, Linda-Jeane Schneider and Bonnie Shalala, of Drinker Biddle. Jamie Keller and Kelly Reynolds prepared the following informal notes. I have added observations or clarifications in brackets.  This meeting handout … Continue reading

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Consumer Advocacy Caucus Seeks AALL Recognition Under New Statement of Purpose

Today we applied for AALL recognition under a new statement of purpose: “The AALL Caucus on Consumer Advocacy will recommend to AALL that it petition appropriate governmental bodies for specific remedies of anticompetitive and unfair business practices by sellers of … Continue reading

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Jones Day Partner Greg Catanias to larger legal information vendors: “Your business model is broken.”

At today’s PLL-SIS Summit, Jones Day partner Greg Castanias spoke on how librarians add value to law firms. Connie Crosby summarizes his comments here. “You fail to understand,” Castanias told legal information vendors, “how we do business while seeking partnership … Continue reading

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Applying its non-discrimination policy, AALL asks us if we would accept “vendor members.”

Last night, we received an inquiry from AALL. Would we accept “vendor” members? We learned that AALL would require us to so, because, under its non-discrimination policy, “every group is open to every member.” On short notice, we can identify … Continue reading

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Will a proposed Caucus Formation Policy preclude our eligibility to become an AALL Caucus?

AALL President Joyce Janto recommends that the  Executive Board adopt a proposed Caucus Formation Policy at the Board’s July 21st meeting. Our Caucus only just this afternoon became aware of the proposal. We have asked the Board whether it would … Continue reading

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Can AALL Members Organize For Consumer Advocacy If AALL’s Executive Board Adopts A Proposed Antitrust Compliance Policy On July 21st?

The AALL Executive Board is about to act on a proposal that may prevent this Caucus from organizing in any form, whether within AALL or independently. The Board will vote on a proposed “AALL Antitrust Compliance Policy” at its July … Continue reading

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Caucus Meeting In Philadelphia Rescheduled To Noon On July 25th

Please join us for our 12-1 p.m. meeting on July 25th at the Philadelphia office of Drinker Biddle (One Logan Square, Ste. 2000, at the corner of 18th & Cherry Streets). We will discuss the status of our registration with … Continue reading

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