Texas Bar’s Circuits Magazine Features Contributed Articles by Pierre Grosdidier

06/10/2019

Haynes and Boone, LLP Counsel Pierre Grosdidier contributed several articles included in the June edition of the Texas Bar Association’s Circuits magazine.

Here are excerpts of the articles:

15 Cases and Statutes in 45 Minutes

This article briefly summarizes 15 recent cases, statutes, and legal developments that every Texas attorney should know about. The article will be presented at a speakers’ panel at the June 2019 Texas Bar Conference in Austin, Texas.

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Senators Introduce the DETOUR Act to Ban ‘Dark Patters’ on Internet

Have you ever received unsolicited emails from a web site you visited briefly and struggled to exit? Have you ever grown frustrated because you could not find the “Close my account” option on a website you no longer wished to patronize? Chances are, you fell victim to Internet Dark Patterns. Recently, Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) introduced a bi-partisan bill, the Deceptive Experiences To Online Users Reduction (DETOUR) Act, to partially ban these clever but arguably controversial practices.

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A Lawyer's Genetic Fingerprinting Primer

Is genetic fingerprinting the complete de facto surrender of highly personal medical information, or is it an innocuous and clever way of nabbing criminals and exonerating innocents? This primer explains how genetic fingerprinting works so you can develop your own lawyerly answer to this question and inform your clients accordingly. This article focuses on genetic fingerprinting as implemented in government-maintained DNA databases, such as the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). 

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Grosdidier also co-authored a letter welcoming readers to the fourth and final issue of Circuits for the 2018-2019 bar year. He served as co-editor of Circuits for 2018-2019.

To read the letter, click here.

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