Daily News Corrections

CBS series might not satisfy ‘true crime’ cravers, but still shows risks taken by whistleblowers

Corrected Aug. 30 to remove statement that 1986 amendments to the False Claims Act allowed private lawsuits. Such suits were possible under the original 1863 legislation.

Law schools dive into virtual reality experiences for their students

Story revised at 3 p.m. to remove incorrect statements saying that Deloitte is helping Jennifer Wondracek develop a VR app and that she is collaborating with the University of Law in England.

Fordham A2J initiative gets students inside infamous Rikers Island

In an earlier version of this story, a quote from student Frank Kearl that said: “The character of a society is not how we treat the privileged few, but how we treat the less fortunate, the mentally ill, those who are incarcerated”  was misattributed. The quote should have been attributed to William Jones.

The ABA Journal regrets the error.

Are ‘offensive tactics’ ever a good idea? Gorsuch comments on ABA model rule

Story revised at 11:50 a.m. to correctly report that Gorsuch said an ABA model rule comment worries him because it implies that offensive tactics could sometimes be a good idea. The original, incorrect version of this story misreported that Gorsuch said offensive tactics could sometimes be a good idea.

2017 Harper Lee Prize awarded to Boies Schiller lawyer’s novel ‘Gone Again’

Updated on August 2 to reflect that Harper Lee studied law at the University of Alabama, but did not earn a degree.

14th Amendment should be used to ensure equal protection for those with disabilities

Updated on June 30 to correct a typo in the total number of accessible New York City subway stations.

LSAC names Kellye Y. Testy new president and CEO

This story originally said that online LSAT practice materials will be funded by the LSAC, Google and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Only the LSAC is funding the online LSAT practice materials. 

The Journal regrets the error. 

Harvard Law to open deferral program to other colleges and universities nationwide

This story originally gave an incorrect figure for Harvard Law School applications over the last 5 years. Application totals have risen and fallen during the period.

The Journal regrets the error.

Client fires Morgan Lewis over Trump representation

Wallace Global Fund was misidentified as an investment fund. It is a private foundation funding social causes.

With Harvard Law taking the GRE as admissions test, what does that mean for other schools?

This story originally gave an incorrect figure for Harvard Law School applications over the last 5 years. Application totals have risen and fallen during the period.

The Journal regrets the error.

Daily News Clarifications

Revived under Obama, Pell grants for prisoners program expires soon

An earlier version of this story said the Pell grant program for prisoners was set to expire at the end of 2018. The program does not expire, but funding must be renewed every year.

Statutory rape victim is told to pay child support

Updated on Sept. 12 to explain the child-support requirement in Arizona’s public-assistance programs.

Law Profs Sign Letter Calling Obama’s Contraception Compromise Unacceptable

Updated Feb. 21 to clarify that Robert George is a jurisprudence professor for Princeton University undergraduates.

After NJ Justice Refuses to Rule in Some Divided Cases, Senate Urges His Resignation

Updated on Feb. 22 to clarify that Anne Patterson is Gov. Christie’s new nominee.

Wis. Disciplinary Group Reopens Probe of Embattled DA Now Accused by Multiple Women

Updated on Sept. 28 to remove implication that the Office of Lawyer Regulation is a part of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Magazine Corrections

Do as I say: Good news for lawyers who hate transcribing by hand

Due to a reporting error, print and initial online versions of "Do As I Say,” July, gave the impression that Nicole Black had reviewed the security of Nuance’s Dragon dictation software. She has not conducted such a review.

Structure from a chaotic beginning

Structure from a Chaotic Beginning,” June, should have referred to the arrest of Shane Correia’s sister and brother on murder charges. Due to an editing error, the text identified his brother-in-law.

The Journal regrets the error.

Proposed Florida law resurrects the debate around the legal duty to help someone in distress

Print and early online versions of “Bad Samaritan,” June, should have stated that Georgetown University law professor David Hyman conducted a study comparing documented rescue attempts to nonrescues. Due to an editing error, Hyman’s work was mischaracterized.

Appeals court stymies bid to regulate high cost of prison phone calls

Print and initial online versions of "Talk Isn't Cheap," May, should have reported that Oklahoma Solicitor General Mithun Mansinghani represented that state and 10 others as petitioners, alongside telecommunications companies, in a dispute over prison phone rates.

The Journal regrets the error.

Speculation swirls over Supreme Court retirements

Print and initial online versions of "Leaving the Bench," May, should have stated that the Republican Party controlled the Senate during two years of Barack Obama's eight-year presidency.

The Journal regrets the error.

ABA president-elect nominee champions a mindset of ‘continuous improvement’

Print and initial online versions of "A View Toward the Future," May, should have stated that Judy Perry Martinez chaired the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary from 2011 to 2012.

The Journal regrets the error.

Increased enforcement of immigration laws has raised the risk of scams

Print and initial online versions of "Legal Prey," May, should have identified Vanessa Stine as a staff attorney at Friends of Farmworkers. Her Equal Justice Works fellowship ran from 2014 to 2016.

The Journal regrets the error.

Side hustle: These lawyers balance full-time practice and for-pay side project

Side Hustle,” May, should have reported that Kevin Han received a delivery order from a senior associate, Nina Lacher’s Instagram receives more than 300,000 “impressions” per week, and Todd P. Graves received a job offer from a New York City firm. Graves also should have been quoted as saying: “There are some days I can work out there and be on the phone with clients in New York, and then I go outside and move cattle and then go back on the phone.”

The Journal regrets the errors.

Courts are awarding significant damages to families whose dogs are killed by police

Pet Threat,” April, misidentified Chelsea Rider as an attorney. She does hold a JD.

The Journal regrets the error.

Yale’s civil litigation clinic aims to train law students and make a difference

“New School,” April, mistakenly implies that the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project was recently founded. The clinic, a collaboration between Yale Law School and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, opened in December 2006. The article also should have reported that the state court ruling that resulted in a $1.1 billion judgment against lead-paint manufacturers occurred in 2013. The Journal regrets the errors.

Magazine Clarifications

Results may vary in legal research databases

Print and initial online versions of “Results May Vary,” March, should have noted that the data cited is from a 2015 study by author Susan Nevelow Mart. Algorithms and their results are continually changing, and each of the legal database providers in that study has changed their algorithms since the data was collected.

Resistance Redux: Civil rights lawyers from the 1960s have lessons for today’s social activists

Resistance Redux,” August, should have stated that J. Tony Serra typically charges $25,000 for a death penalty case, knowing he could get nearly 10 times that working as a court-appointed attorney.

Trading in IP addresses becomes a lucrative market

Print and initial online versions of “Address Advantage,” November, said Marc Lindsey “brokered a deal to sell Nortel’s remaining IP addresses.” Though Lindsey was an adviser on the sale, he was not the official broker of it.

This D.C. lawyer coordinated a massive pro bono effort on behalf of Holocaust victims

Regarding “10 Questions: Held Accountable,” April, page 11, about the pro bono effort on behalf of Holocaust victims, survivors and heirs that secured a $60 million fund from the French government: Stephen Rodd and Harriet Tamen first filed suit in the matter in 2000, and they are continuing litigation to hold the railway company accountable.

Unwanted Guests

Unwanted Guests,” November, should have described Mark Ryavec’s duplex as being built about 1905. The Los Angeles County assessor’s office lists that date and 1947. Ryavec says the house was built in 1907 and a two-bedroom structure in back was built in 1949.

Schools start to rethink zero tolerance policies

The print and the initial online version of “Less Than Zero,” August, should have said that Mariame Kaba’s group, Project Nia, stopped running the peace room at Chicago’s Stephen F. Gale Math & Science Academy in 2011.

Industry, not practice, makes perfect

Print and initial Web versions of the August Law Scribbler column (”Industry, Not Practice, Makes Perfect”) should have noted that Kansas City and St. Louis host the two largest offices in the Missouri-based law firm Husch Blackwell.

California’s ban on standard-caged birds poses a chicken-egg problem

In print and initial Web versions of “States Cry Fowl,” June, Jonathan Lovvorn should have been identified as chief counsel for the Humane Society of the United States’ animal protection litigation department.

For vacationers encountering trouble on cruise ships, U.S. laws may provide little help

Print and initial online versions of “Cruising Toward Calamity,” November, should have stated that attorney Charles A. Patrizia is co-chair of the Maritime Committee of the ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law.

Key battles of WWII were fought in courtrooms and legislatures, shows new ABA book

After the issue had gone to the printer, George Clooney announced that his film, The Monuments Men, would be released next year, not in December, as reported in “Lawyers and the Good War.”