February 2015


Enhanced Federal Court Rules

Bloomberg Law has completed upgrades to federal court rules. Enhancements include self-collection of the data, improved currency and accuracy, currency and citation displayed to users, and improved linking and navigation. This complements work completed in August 2014 to add Case Analysis to federal rules (one-click access to court opinions discussing federal court rules).

To view federal court rules, from the Bloomberg Law Menu, click Litigation & Dockets, and select Federal Rules.

Portfolios

The following Estates, Gifts and Trusts portfolio is now available on Bloomberg Law.

  • 872-1st: Ethical Issues in International Estate Planning

To view the Portfolio, from the Bloomberg Law menu, click Search & Browse, click BNA Portfolios, Estates, Gifts and Trusts Portfolios, and click Estates, Gifts and Trusts Portfolios: Estate Planning/Business Planning.

Recommended News Stories

When users run a news search, they will now see recommended stories above news search results from time to time. Recommended stories are selected based upon a number of factors, including but not limited to time of publication, relevance, readership, and Bloomberg News editorial judgment.

Related News in Bloomberg News Stories

When users open a Bloomberg News story, they will now see related Bloomberg News stories in the sidebar from time to time.

Bloomberg BNA Portfolios

The following Bloomberg BNA Portfolios are now available on Bloomberg Law:

  • Litigation
    * Portfolio 606: Initial Pleadings
  • State Tax

Portfolio 2205-1st: New York State Corporation Income Taxes After 2014 ·Foreign Income

Portfolio: 7400-1st: Business Operations in the United Kingdom

To view the Portfolio, from the Bloomberg Law menu, click Search & Browse, and select BNA Portfolios.

Dockets Entry Numbering Formats

Dockets will now display one set of entry numbers only, the number provided by the court (denoted as "Entry #") or, if the court does not provide a usable number, the Bloomberg Law Item number ("BL Item #"). The second number column has been replaced with an "Action" column through which users can request or view docket entries.

Lists

All users are now enabled to create custom distribution lists. The distribution list control panel may be accessed by clicking on the drop down arrow next to the user name at the top right of the screen.

Bloomberg BNA Replacement Book

The following Bloomberg BNA book is now available on Bloomberg Law:

To view the book, from the Bloomberg Law menu click Search & Browse, click Books & Treatises, and then select Bloomberg BNA.

This book is also available in the Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, and the Employment Law Practice Area Tree. Additionally, it will appear in the Intellectual Property Practice Center in the Books & Treatises tab. It will also appear in the Employment Law Practice Page.

Expansion of Case Analysis Functionality to New York Laws and Regulations

Bloomberg Law's “Case Analysis” functionality has been expanded to New York. Users can now pull up a New York statute or regulation and click on the “Case Analysis” tab located along the top of the page to quickly view opinions discussing the provision they are researching. This feature allows users to filter the relevant opinions by Keyword, Date, Court, or Topic to easily identify the most useful results. Bloomberg Law also classifies and assigns a strength of discussion score to the opinion text surrounding each citation, enabling users to focus on the legal discussions most likely to inform their research.

The specific codes and regulations where the “Case Analysis” functionality has been added include:

Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise Updates

Users can now access all updates to Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise in one streamlined document. To see what has been updated, expand the Introduction section in the Table of Contents to open the file titled “Treatise Updates.” Listed in reverse chronological order, each update contains a link to the amended chapter, as well as a brief explanation of the change. The Currency section has also been modified on the right rail of each chapter to read “Chapter Last Updated” for further clarity.

To view the Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise, from the Bloomberg Law menu, click Practice Centers, and select Bankruptcy./p>

Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security Practice Portfolios

The following Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security Practice Portfolios are now available on Bloomberg Law:

  • 510: Cybersecurity and Data Breach
  • 540: Cybersecurity and Privacy in Business Transactions: Managing Data Risk in Deals
  • 545: Drafting Privacy Policies for Websites, Apps and Other Digital Services

To view the Portfolios, from the Bloomberg Law menu, click Search & Browse, click BNA Portfolios, and select the Privacy & Data Security Practice Portfolio Series.

Bloomberg BNA Litigation Portfolio

The following Bloomberg BNA Litigation Portfolio is now available on Bloomberg Law:

  • 605: Examining Witnesses

To view the Portfolio, from the Bloomberg Law menu, click Search & Browse, click BNA Portfolios, and select Litigation Practice Portfolios Series.

Getting the Deal Through Book

The following book from Getting the Deal Through is now available on Bloomberg Law:

  • Cybersecurity

To view the book, from the Bloomberg Law menu, click Search & Browse, click Books & Treatises, and select Getting the Deal Through.
This book is also available in the Intellectual Property Practice Area Tree as well as the underlying sub-nodes Privacy & Information Law and Technology & Internet Law Practice Area Trees. Additionally, it will appear in the Intellectual Property Practice Center in the Books & Treatises and Technology & Internet Law and Privacy & Information Law Practice Pages tabs.