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Daily Archives: September 11, 2018

Can We Predict The Outcome of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filings?

“Can we predict the success rate of Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings? At LexPredict, we’ve answered similar questions before. Our predictive analysis of Supreme Court decisions is one notable example. Our Supreme Court prediction game, FantasySCOTUS, is a fun way to compete with friends and earn cash prizes, but its principles can also provide tangible benefits to anyone who might be affected by Supreme Court decisions and is looking for insight into the future. One of the ultimate goals of legal analytic research is to increase positive outcomes for both civil and criminal court litigants, and to do so more efficiently. And the newest member of our team, Warren Agin, finds some answers to these kinds of daunting analytics questions in his new paper, “Using Machine Learning to Predict Success or Failure in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cases.” (For more data and details, visit the GitHub page as well)…”

Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies

ISSN: 1528-8870 (Print), 2049-7636 (Online) Editor: Professor Kenneth Armstrong University of Cambridge, UK Editorial board “The Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies (CYELS) offers authors and readers a space for sustained reflection and conversation about the challenges facing Europe and the diverse legal contexts in which those challenges are addressed. It identifies European Legal Studies… Continue Reading

OCLC RLP Launches Webinars, Interest Group on Research Data Management

“A major focus of the OCLC Research Library Partnership is engaging partner intuitions around issues facing libraries. An emerging area of interest is research data management and the role that libraries are and could play in this area. OCLC researchers have been exploring this topic for some time, and now the RLP is engaging partner… Continue Reading

ABA Bias Interrupters Project – You Can’t Change What You Can’t See

Bias Interrupters Project – You Can’t Change What You Can’t See: Interrupting Racial and Gender Bias in the Legal Profession – “In partnership with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), the Commission is proud to release a new research report to reduce gender and racial bias in law firms and corporate legal departments.  The survey data were… Continue Reading

Walking Might Be the Best Exercise There Is

Walking alone, walking with a friend, companion animal(s), parent, child, colleague, grandparent..just walk, and enjoy better health! Via Outside – Here’s the secret to a long life: keep moving “It’s easy to get excited about the latest and greatest trends, from high-intensity interval training to ultramarathons to triathlons to powerlifting. But at the end of… Continue Reading

EPA’s Response to the World Trade Center Towers Collapse a Documentary Basis for Litigation

Comments on the EPA Office of Inspector General’s 1/27/03 interim report titled: “EPA’s Response to the World Trade Center Towers Collapse” A DOCUMENTARY BASIS FOR LITIGATION July 4, 2003. Prepared by Cate Jenkins, Ph.D. Environmental Scientist, Waste Identification Branch. Hazardous Waste Identification Division. Mail Code 5304W. Office of Solid Waste. Office of Solid Waste and… Continue Reading

GAO delivers more bad news for Washington DC Metro

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Assessing Fiscal Risks and Improving Workforce Management Would Help Achieve Strategic Goals, GAO-18-643: Published: Sep 10, 2018. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2018: “In recent years, Washington, D.C.’s Metro transit system has had serious safety problems and has lost revenue during lengthy maintenance. These conditions put pressure on Metro to effectively… Continue Reading

CBO – Federal budget deficit was $895 billion for the first 11 months of fiscal year 2018

Monthly Budget Review for August 2018: “The federal budget deficit was $895 billion for the first 11 months of fiscal year 2018, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, $222 billion more than the shortfall recorded during the same period last year. Revenues were 1 percent higher than in the same period in fiscal year 2017, but… Continue Reading

Google Launches Environmental Insights Explorer

“The Environmental Insights Explorer analyzes Google Maps data to provide rich insights into the vital signs of our planet. These insights can be used to create carbon baselines and accelerate climate action plans…Climate change’s many environmental, social and economic impacts will continue to escalate if not enough is done to mitigate emissions. Right now, there’s… Continue Reading

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018

11 September 2018, Rome – “New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released today. Limited progress is also being made in addressing the multiple… Continue Reading