Fri.Sep 10, 2021

Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Alien Tort Statute

Constitutional Law Reporter

In Nestlé USA, Inc. Doe , 593 U. S. _ (2021), the U.S. Supreme Court clarified when plaintiffs can seek redress in U.S. courts for human rights abuses that occur overseas.

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Cannabis M&A: Common Representations and Warranties


In my last post in this series, I ran through a detailed list of some of the more common conditions to closing you’ll see in the run-of-the-mill cannabis business purchase. Today, I want to do something similar, but instead with representations and warranties.


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California Assembly passes bill banning the labelling of exported plastic waste as ‘recycled’


California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that will stop plastic waste exported out of the country from being marked as “recycled.”.

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Diane Drain

“Diane is an excellent Bankruptcy Attorney – five stars ” M.W. Five stars. Diane is an excellent Bankruptcy Attorney. She guided my wife and I through the entire process. We highly recommend her to anyone who needs to file a bankruptcy.

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.

Court Tech News and Notes for September 2021


September means “back to school” days.

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California Medical Ethics Expert Sues University Over Vaccine Mandate


We recently discussed the lawsuit filed by a George Mason University professor who refused to get the Covid vaccine upon the recommendation of his doctors and due to his natural antibodies after recovering from the virus. GMU later relented and gave him an exception.

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Can Online Interventions Deter Offline Violence?

The Crime Report

The “robust” use of social media should be part of anti-violence efforts in troubled neighborhoods across the country, says the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ).

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India government to allow women into national defence academy


The central government informed the Indian Supreme Court Wednesday that the armed forces have “themselves decided” to induct women into the military through the National Defence Academy for permanent commission.

Rethinking Police Traffic Stops

The Crime Report

Traffic stops for expired tags and broken tail lights will no longer be prosecuted in Ramsey County, Minnesota as part of an initiative to reduce police violence following Philando Castile’s police killing during a traffic stop in 2016, CNN reports.

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.

This Week in Rideshare: Benefits, Work and Lawsuits


Drivers struggle for answers, post-covid work, and New York City gets sued. LegalRideshare breaks it down.


9/11 Perpetrators Still Await Trial After 20 Years

The Crime Report

Photo via YouTiube. As the 20-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches, alleged mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed still awaits trial in Guant á namo Prison.

Chinese businessman sentenced to two years in prison for exporting technology to Chinese military university


On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper sentenced Qin Shuren, founder of LinkOcean Technologies , to two years in federal prison for violating the Export Administration Regulations, as well as visa fraud, money laundering, and smuggling.

Rikers Jail in ‘State of Emergency’

The Crime Report

The head of New York City jails acknowledged “serious problems” at Rikers Island hours before T he New York Post released video clips of three inmates attacking one another inside a cell.


Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.

UPMC Doc Regularly Double-booked Medicare, Medicaid Surgeries


Pennsylvania doctor is accused of scheduling multiple surgeries at once and billing government programs.

NC Non-Profit Creates Database to Monitor Police Misconduct

The Crime Report

A Durham, NC-based criminal justice organization, Emancipate NC, has launched a platform to monitor police misconduct throughout the state, allowing users to report negative experiences with law enforcement officers, reports the News & Observer.

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Lex Machina Releases 2021 Contracts Litigation Report


Contracts case filings over the last three years showed a slight but steady increase through the pandemic, while franchise case filings fell sharply and damages awarded continued to climb. Business contract contract law contract litigation contract mediation contracts

Local Newspaper Brings Not-So-Subtle Attack On Basic Constitutional Rights


Listen lawyers: no matter what work you do, you have a role to play in how criminal law gets reported. Crime Constitutional Law

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

Why You Should Use an LLC for Your Real Estate Investments


Many real estate investors choose to form an LLC in order to protect their investments from potential lawsuits or damages. Business Commercial real estate LLC LLC law real estate agents real estate developers real estate investing real estate investments

Justice Department Sues Texas Over Abortion Ban

The Crime Report

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Texas’ near-total abortion ban as an “unconstitutional attack” on women that deprives them of abortion services “in open defiance” of U.S. Supreme Court precedent, reports Courthouse News Service.

How Can Consumers Get Companies to Keep Their Data Safe?

The Fashion Law

With online shopping, loyalty programs, smart devices, and many other aspects of our daily lives, the companies that make it all possible can collect vast amounts of personal data.

Gun Lobby Forces White House to Withdraw ATF Nominee

The Crime Report

President Joe Biden has pulled David Chipman’s nomination to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in the face of opposition from gun rights groups, Republican senators and a few Democrats, reports NPR.


Court Dropkicks FL Law That Redefined Protest As Illegal Riot


Nice try, DeSantis. Government Constitutional Law Mark Walker Ron DeSantis

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DOJ to Review Columbus, Ohio Police Department

The Crime Report

Following a series of fatal police shootings of Black people and an aggressive response to last summer’s protests, the U.S. Justice Department will review practices of the Columbus, Ohio police department, the StarTribune reports.

Practice Law With Humor


We are living in very dark and heavy times. Humor is one tool that may work for your practice. Small Law Firms Estate Planning Iffy Ibekwe Solo Practitioners

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Film Fridays- Paramount Sues Insurance Company Over $100M Policy Payout


Paramount has sued its insurance company, Federal Insurance Company, over breach of contract for not covering Covid-19 costs on Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7. The film’s production shut down both in Italy and the U.K.

“Breyer’s airbrushed portrayal of the judicial process”


“Breyer’s airbrushed portrayal of the judicial process”: Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post


Nine-Month Suspension In The Cards For Attorney Who Pulled A Gun Because She Was Mad About COVID Protocols


That's. one reaction to social distancing. Legal Ethics Carrie Legus COVID Guns Unprecedented

“The Texas Abortion Law Sleeper Issue: It Limits Access to Counsel.”


“The Texas Abortion Law Sleeper Issue: It Limits Access to Counsel.” ” Leah Godesky and Kendall Turner have this essay online at Bloomberg Law

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Kentucky’s big bet and Monsanto’s Roundup warnings


Share This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether Kentucky can recover $870 million from an online poker platform to recoup Kentuckians’ losses and whether federal approval of Roundup can protect Monsanto from violations under California law.

“Why Merrick Garland is channeling John Roberts in DOJ’s fight against the Texas abortion ban”


“Why Merrick Garland is channeling John Roberts in DOJ’s fight against the Texas abortion ban”: Ariane de Vogue of CNN has this news analysis