Mon.May 23, 2022

Congress Needs to Invest in Returning Citizens

The Crime Report

Photo via Flickr. A little after five on frigid, dark Buffalo mornings, Audrey Mayo fires up her van to begin picking up her team for the 6:20 AM meeting to drive to Gamma North, a global major window contractor.

US SEC and Wells Fargo Advisors settle anti-money laundering charges for $7M

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Friday announced its order in which Wells Fargo Advisors, the St. Louis-based broker-dealer, agreed to pay USD 7 million in order to settle anti-money laundering charges against it, along with a censure and a cease and desist order.

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Conservative majority hollows out precedent on ineffective-counsel claims in federal court

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Sons of ex-Panama president sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment for bribery and money laundering

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Friday announced that former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli’s sons were sentenced earlier that day in a New York City federal courthouse t o 36 months of imprisonment.

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Defendants who delay can lose their chance to arbitrate, court rules in 9-0 decision

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Share The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled against a fast-food franchise owner in a procedural dispute over whether a wage-theft lawsuit belongs in federal court or in arbitration. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the opinion in Morgan v. Sundance, Inc.

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Divided court restricts prisoners’ ability to pursue claims that their lawyers were incompetent

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Share Two men on Arizona’s death row are not entitled to present new evidence in federal court to support their arguments that their trial lawyers bungled their cases, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-3 decision. The question in Shinn v.

Mark Zuckerberg facing new lawsuit over Cambridge Analytica scandal

JURIST

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine Monday announced a lawsuit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for violating the district’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CPPA) in relation to the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

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Justices grant no new cases; Breyer reiterates doubts about constitutionality of capital punishment

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Share The Supreme Court on Monday morning issued orders from the justices’ private conference last week. The court did not add any new cases to its docket for the 2022-23 term, nor did it seek the views of the federal government on any pending petitions.

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US Supreme Court makes it harder for state prisoners to pursue ineffective assistance of counsel claims in federal court

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Monday ruled 6-3 in Shinn v. Ramirez that “a federal habeas court may not conduct an evidentiary hearing or otherwise consider evidence beyond the state-court record based on the ineffective assistance of state postconviction counsel.”

Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

6 Most Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

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Lacerations are one of the most common injuries in motorcycle accidents. News & Politics motorcycle motorcycle accident attorney motorcycle accident lawyer motorcycle crash motorcycle helmet laws motorcycle safety

Jury finds Quebec City sword attacker guilty of first-degree murder

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A jury at the Superior Court of Quebec Friday found the individual behind Quebec City’s Halloween sword attacks in 2020 guilty of first-degree murder. All told, the 11-person jury convicted the attacker, Carl Girouard, of two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.

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Paid Social Media Optimization 101: Make the Most of Your Firm’s Marketing Dollars

LegalReader

Armed with the critical data that call tracking provides, you can dig into what’s really happening with your paid social campaigns. Business managing social media social media accounts social media exposure social media marketing social media platforms social media posts

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Sex abuse claims mishandled in Protestant church: report

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Complaints of sexual abuse were mishandled by the US Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) for decades, according to a report from an internal sexual abuse task force team released Sunday.

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Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

Three Ways AI-Assisted Court Reporting Helps Improve Client Experience 

Attorney at Work

Dean Whalen, Chief Legal Officer of Readback, a new AI-assisted deposition court reporting platform, explains how AI-assisted court reporting addresses the stenographer talent crunch — with added benefits. For over a decade, Blockbuster was the undisputed leader in video rentals.

Entering the homestretch

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Share. Over the next six weeks the Supreme Court is poised to issue 35 opinions, on topics ranging from gun rights to religion and the EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gases.

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17 Things I Wish I Knew as a First-Year Associate

Attorney at Work

When you are a first-year associate in a big law firm the way is fraught with booby-traps. 17 ways to stay out of trouble. A family friend will be graduating from law school this spring and starting his career at a large law firm next fall.

Elon Musk Takes Time Out From Failing To Buy Twitter To Fail To Build His Own Law Firm

Above The Law

Another thing he builds that can go up in flames. The post Elon Musk Takes Time Out From Failing To Buy Twitter To Fail To Build His Own Law Firm appeared first on Above the Law. Biglaw Cooley LLP Elon Musk In-House Counsel Perkins Coie

Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

“Alito, Syphilis, and Unwanted Pregnancy”

HowAppealing

“Alito, Syphilis, and Unwanted Pregnancy”: Sherry F. Colb has this blog post at “Dorf on Law ”

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Music Mondays: 60 Music Promoters Sue The Small Business Administration Over COVID-19 Relief

The Hollywood Lawyer

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) faces 60 lawsuits over its Covid-19 relief program, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, for promoters, movie theatres, talent agencies, and other cultural centers that could prove they lost 90% of revenues during the pandemic.

Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

HowAppealing

Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court : At this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases. And in Smith v. Shinn , No. 21-1268, Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued an opinion respecting the denial ofcertiorari

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Young Advocates Lead Effort to Curb Campus Suicide

The Crime Report

Suicide prevention advocate Meera Varma on the UCLA campus. Courtesy: Meera Varma.

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

PA Senate candidate files lawsuit to count additional absentee and mail-in ballots

JURIST

The campaign of David McCormick Monday asked a Pennsylvania court “to count absentee and mail-in ballots that were returned on time but that lack a handwritten date on the exterior mailing envelope.”

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‘Perverse’ And ‘Illogical’ Are The Best Things You Can Say About The Latest Clarence Thomas Opinion

Above The Law

What Sixth Amendment? The post ‘Perverse’ And ‘Illogical’ Are The Best Things You Can Say About The Latest Clarence Thomas Opinion appeared first on Above the Law. Courts Clarence Thomas Shinn v. Ramirez Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court

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Ukraine parliament bans symbols associated with Russia invasion

JURIST

The Ukrainian Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, Sunday banned the public display and use of symbols “Z” and “V” and other symbols favored by proponents of Russia’s invasion, likening them to Nazi war propaganda.

Rudy Giuliani Spills To Jan 6 Committee, Screams At Heckler, Dubs Himself ‘Mayor Of The World’

Above The Law

You're doing great, sweetie! The post Rudy Giuliani Spills To Jan 6 Committee, Screams At Heckler, Dubs Himself ‘Mayor Of The World’ appeared first on Above the Law. Government Capitol riot Rudy Giuliani

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Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.