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France accuses Azerbaijan of interfering in New Caledonia riots

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France accused Azerbaijan on Friday of interfering in the riots in New Caledonia and spreading anti-French rhetoric on social media, according to a report published by the French agency Viginum. Viginum alleged that Azerbaijan disseminated “manifestly inaccurate or misleading content – photo or video montages – blaming France for its handling of the situation in New Caledonia in the context of the riots.” The report came one day after French Interior Minister Gerald Darma

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Space Force Expects First Space Reserve Contracts By Year End

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Col. Rich Kniseley, who heads up the Space Force's Commercial Space Office, said right now he is ‘targeting mainly space domain awareness’ for the first CASR contracts. The post Space Force Expects First Space Reserve Contracts By Year End appeared first on Above the Law.

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US removes Cuba from list of countries not fully cooperating against terrorism

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The US removed Cuba the list of countries not fully cooperating against terrorism, also known as the Not Fully Cooperating Countries (NFCC) list, State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel confirmed on Wednesday. Patel said that the circumstances leading to Cuba’s designation as an NFCC have changed since 2022. The NFCC list is part of the State Department’s annual assessment of international cooperation in counterterrorism efforts, and countries on this list may fac

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Supreme Court lets CFPB funding stand

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Share The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of the structure used to fund the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal agency tasked with enforcing consumer finance laws. By a vote of 7-2, the justices reversed a decision by a federal appeals court in Louisiana, which had ruled that the agency’s funding violates the Constitution because it comes from the Federal Reserve rather than through the congressional appropriations process.

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Empower Your Firm: The Modern Guide To Litigation Financing

Litigation is expensive. Expert witnesses, depositions, staffing, and a long list of other expenses can limit your firm’s options. They strain cash flow, limit taking on new clients, and can even impact case strategy. This guide simplifies the complex world of litigation financing and compares different models and how they can impact the access to justice your firm provides to clients.

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When Worlds Collide: The Theory of Real-World Evidence Meets Reality

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By Jeffrey N. Gibbs & Ana Loloei & Véronique Li, Senior Medical Device Regulation Expert — FDA has long touted the use of real-world evidence ( RWE ). Extolling RWE, FDA has said “RWE can be leveraged to bring new products to market, evaluate the safety and effectiveness of existing products for new uses, and assess the continued performance and safety of products once on the market.

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CPJ urges Uganda authorities to protect journalists following assault

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on Ugandan authorities Tuesday to investigate the Sunday assault of journalist Juliet Kyarisiima, hold the culprits accountable and ensure that journalists covering public events do not become victims of violence. Kyarisiima was assaulted whilst covering a public meeting on a land dispute. According to the CPJ, when the meeting of the land dispute ended, a group of armed men came in and started assaulting the participants.

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Tesla Admits To Bullying Outside Counsel But Prefers We Not Call It ‘Bullying’

Above The Law

Walking like ducks, quacking like ducks. The post Tesla Admits To Bullying Outside Counsel But Prefers We Not Call It ‘Bullying’ appeared first on Above the Law.

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Announcement of opinions for Thursday, May 16

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Share On Thursday, May 16 we will be live blogging as the court releases opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. The post Announcement of opinions for Thursday, May 16 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

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Thomas, Alito: Two Originalists, Two Takes On CFPB Case

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U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito — often birds of a feather — butted heads Thursday over the original meaning and purpose of the U.S. Constitution's appropriations clause in a decision upholding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's unique funding scheme, highlighting what experts describe as the pair's different approaches to originalism.

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Transforming eDiscovery: Document Summarization, Sentiment Analysis, And Chatbots Take Center Stage

A Synergistic Approach to eDiscovery In the space of eDiscovery, the convergence of document summarization, sentiment analysis, and chatbots represents a significant change in how legal professionals navigate and manage electronic information. These technologies not only expedite the review process but also empower legal teams with deeper insights into the emotional context and key information within electronic documents.

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The Legacy of A.B. Dick and Motion Picture Patents: How these 100+ Year Old Ruling Reshaped Patent Law

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by Dennis Crouch I see the US Supreme Court’s 1912 decision in Henry v. A.B. Dick Co. as a major turning point in American patent and antitrust law. 224 U.S. 1 (1912). The Court’s 4-3 decision favored the patentee and allowed the patent owner to place restrictions on the use of its patented product even after sale. But, that decision sparked a major reform effort.

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Samuel Alito Throws Wife Under The Bus Over ‘Stop The Steal’ Flag

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Alito is practically daring someone -- ANYONE -- to rein him in. The post Samuel Alito Throws Wife Under The Bus Over ‘Stop The Steal’ Flag appeared first on Above the Law.

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Court declines death penalty case on jury selection

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Share Over a written dissent by two justices, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a death penalty case asking them to weigh in on when jury selection begins and the defendant has a right to be present. The order in Sandoval v. Texas came as part of a list of orders from the justices’ private conference last week. The justices did not add any new cases to their docket for the 2024-25 term.

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Klobuchar Reintroduces Sweeping Antitrust Reform Bill

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., reintroduced sweeping legislation Thursday aimed at restoring competition by strengthening antitrust laws to help enforcers better deal with harmful conduct and mergers, garnering support from the American Antitrust Institute, Consumer Reports and others.

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Recipe for a Failed CLM Implementation

Selecting and implementing CLM technology can be daunting, leading to underutilization or abandonment. Factors like provider differentiation, inadequate planning, and lack of user training contribute to these failures. Recognizing these pitfalls is crucial for successful adoption, ensuring organizations harness the full potential of CLM for streamlined contract management.

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Grammar Quiz: What’s Wrong With These Sentences?

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Teddy Snyder | Let's test your attorney grammar skills with a communication quiz! Figure out if these sentences are fine or if you can make them better. The post Grammar Quiz: What’s Wrong With These Sentences? appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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ECHR rules Flanders ban on visible religious symbol in schools compatible with freedom of religion

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The Flemish Community’s ban on wearing any visible symbols during the educational activities does not run counter to freedom of religion, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Thursday. It followed the decision given by the Constitutional Court in Belgium assessing based on the c0ncept of neutrality. In the case of Mikyas and Others v.

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Originalism, Textualism, And Whichever Theory Thinks Tacos Are Sandwiches

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What theory of interpretation lands on 'tacos and burritos are Mexican-style sandwiches'? The post Originalism, Textualism, And Whichever Theory Thinks Tacos Are Sandwiches appeared first on Above the Law.

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Justices dubious about dismissing suits while waiting for arbitration

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Share Smith v. Spizziri is this week’s item on the court’s bountiful menu of cases under the Federal Arbitration Act. The question here is what options are available to a trial court that decides to send a case to arbitration. Must it stay the matter or, instead, does it have the option to dismiss it entirely? Discussion at the argument suggested that the justices were skeptical about the practical consequences of dismissal, so Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s opinion for a unanimous court rejecting th

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Contract Lifecycle Management: A Business Enabler Exploring On-Ground Challenges

CLM tools have always strived to push contract management into the digital age for almost 30 years. But the complexities of digitising a legal document are numerous. The current scenarios in business development have shown that having a fully automated CLM has become a mandate for every law firm and in-house legal department. To determine if you need a CLM system, it's essential to clearly identify the on-ground business challenges you aim to solve.

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Burger King Franchisee Seeks BIPA Coverage Quick Win

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A Burger King franchisee asked an Illinois federal court to rule that due to precedent and policy ambiguities, its umbrella insurer must defend it in a class action claiming it violated Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act by nonconsensually collecting fingerprint data.

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Nominations Open for 2024 American Legal Technology Awards, to be Presented at Gala Dinner in October

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In what has become an annual tradition, nominations have now opened for the American Legal Technology Awards, which honor exceptional achievement in various aspects of legal technology.

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Kenya court orders service of lawsuit opposing police deployment to Haiti

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The Kenya High Court on Friday ordered that a lawsuit seeking to prevent the government from deploying police to Haiti be served on top government officials, according to Reuters. The court scheduled the case’s hearing for June 12. Thirdway Alliance Kenya leaders Dr. Ekuru Aukot and Miruru Waweru filed the complaint on Thursday to block the police deployment, which is part of a UN-backed mission to assist Haiti’s battle against gang violence.

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Amgen Drug for Aggressive Type of Lung Cancer Wins Accelerated FDA Approval

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Amgen’s Imdelltra has FDA approval in extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, making it the first bispecific T cell engager approved for treating this type of cancer. Analysts project the new Amgen drug will become a blockbuster seller. The post Amgen Drug for Aggressive Type of Lung Cancer Wins Accelerated FDA Approval appeared first on MedCity News.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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The morning read for Friday, May 17

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Share Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. Here’s the Friday morning read: Supreme Court rebuffs challenge to consumer protection agency (Lawrence Hurley, NBC News) At Justice Alito’s House, a ‘Stop the Steal’ Symbol on Display (Jodi Kantor, The New York Times) Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pressed on questions over friend’s $267,000 RV loan (Josephine Rozzelle & Rebecca Picciotto, CNBC) CFPB Supre

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Scammer Cops To SIM Scheme Including $400M Crypto Theft

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A Colorado woman on Thursday pled guilty in D.C. federal court for her part in a SIM swapping scheme that appears to encompass more than $400 million stolen from the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX.

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From Confusion to Clarity: How to Set Clear Expectations in Your Law Firm

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Jamie Spannhake | Uncertainty and ambiguity can lead to confusion, inefficiency and stress among lawyers. Here’s how to set clear expectations in your law firm. The post From Confusion to Clarity: How to Set Clear Expectations in Your Law Firm appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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Panama president-elect plans new checkpoints to control border with Colombia

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Panama’s next president José Raul Mulino announced Thursday that the forthcoming government is planning to set up new checkpoints in a thick jungle area along its southern border, which has become a dangerous segment of the path for the growing number of migrants trying to head to the US. During his proclamation as president-elect , Mulino delivered a speech outlining his government plans.

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Dangers of Digital "Reporting": Legal Risks and Unreliable Transcripts

In the world of legal proceedings, the choice between a certified stenographer and digital "reporting" holds significant implications. Certified stenographers go through rigorous training and testing and stand as the gold standard for accuracy in capturing every word. Their expertise ensures a reliable record, a crucial foundation for legal cases.