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Federal jury orders 3M to pay $77.5M to veteran over alleged hearing damage from its earplugs


A federal jury Friday unanimously ordered 3M Co. to pay USD 77.5 million to a US Army veteran for alleged hearing damage that resulted from using the company’s military-issue earplugs.

Can Blockchain Arbitration become a proper ‘International Arbitration’? Jurors vs. arbitrators

Conflict of Laws

Written by Pedro Lacasa, Legal Consultant, Universidad Nacional de Asunción. There is no doubt that the use of emerging technologies has impacted the international arbitration arena.


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Announcement of orders and opinions for Monday, May 23


Share On Monday, May 23, we will be live blogging as the court releases orders from the May 19 conference and opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. ?.

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“Why tribal lands are unlikely to become abortion sanctuaries”


“Why tribal lands are unlikely to become abortion sanctuaries”: Harmeet Kaur of CNN has this report


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.

Five Things to Look for in Shared Office Space

Attorney at Work

In the past, law firms were known for sprawling offices, where even the most junior associates had their own private workspace.

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This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: May 14, 2022 to May 20, 2022

Broadcast Law Blog

Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.

“Jim Obergefell prepares for another fight”


“Jim Obergefell prepares for another fight”: Sophia Cai of Axios has a report that begins, “Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit led to the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, says he feels a new urgency and clarity about his role in the LBGTQ community since a leaked Supreme Court draft decision previewed the end of Roe v. ”

Call for Papers: German Conference for Young Scholars in Private International Law 2023

Conflict of Laws

The fourth German Conference for Young Scholars in Private International Law , held on site at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna on 23 and 24 February 2023 (we have posted about the event previously here ), has issued a call for papers.

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“Reversing Roe Will Make American Democracy Harder to Fix; The problem isn’t the division of powers between judges and legislators; It’s that US politics detests compromise”


“Reversing Roe Will Make American Democracy Harder to Fix; The problem isn’t the division of powers between judges and legislators; It’s that US politics detests compromise”: Clive Crook has this essay online at Bloomberg Opinion


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.

Influencer Agreement Sample Template – PDF


Here is the sample template of the Influencer Agreement! Make sure to get yourself a fully customized and tailored agreement! Online Templates are for professionals only. Relying absolutely on online template without legal acumen could lead to catastrophic consequences. Submit a form.

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Australia: Managing the risks of employees impaired by alcohol and other drugs - Holding Redlich


Fitness for duty is a fundamental aspect of a worker's ability to perform their duties properly and safely




Agency Needs to "Roll Out the Red Carpet" At a gathering of real-estate professionals on Thursday, May 19, 2022, Mayor Eric Adams addressed a wide range of topics, took a shot at the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB), and fought back allegations that he is in the real-estate industry’s “pocket.”

Australia: How to prepare for a sentencing hearing in Queensland - Hall Payne Lawyers


At the time of sentencing, you or your lawyer have an opportunity to make submissions in respect of the sentence

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.



Have you noticed that things go terribly awry whenever we frequent the Ridder Universe? ?? Well, Blake Ridder’s latest film, CUTTLEFISH, is certainly no exception. ?? Now before we discuss his short, there are a few things you need to know about the creature itself.


Cyprus: Child Abduction Law In Cyprus - AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC


Due to Cyprus being an international business centre, many individuals and families relocate to Cyprus either temporarily or permanently. It is not rare, therefore, that in the event of a family

Did the Biden Administration Just Give a Boost To the Hunter Biden Defense?


Below is my column in the New York Post on the implications of the recent civil lawsuit against Steve Wynn for allegedly working as an agent for China. The lawsuit under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

United States: FTC To Hold Program On Protecting Kids From Stealth Advertising In Digital Media - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz


The FTC is also inviting public comment on these issues, which must be submitted by July 18, 2022


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.

NSTA Guide Advises Against the Use of “Parent,” “Male,” Female,” “Mother” and “Father”


In academia, there have been growing controversies over language guides and usages, including the use of pronouns that some object to as matters of religion or grammar.

Australia: Western Australia WHS reforms come into effect – what you need to know - Gilchrist Connell


The purpose of the reform is to align these WHS laws with the rest of the nation, to allow for and improve consistency

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Australia: Modern slavery laws: Do you have a credible supply chain? An important question to ask in 2022. - Roam Migration Law


Modern slavery is a term used to describe a number of different actions which amount to serious exploitation of workers

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Australia: Balancing Act: The duty of health professionals to patients and the public when assessing fitness to drive - Kennedys


Assessing Fitness to Drive (AFTD) outlines the medical standards for driver licensing in Australia


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.

Australia: Shareholders given the go ahead to use public examinations to investigate and pursue personal claims - Kennedys


Recent HC case held public examinations under section 596A can be used to investigate the merits of personal claims by investors


Australia: Professional Services exclusion engaged and not confined to claims made by recipient of the professional services - Kennedys


In recent NSW case SC held the insurer was not liable to indemnify the insured due to the enlivened professional services exclusion


Australia: Russia - Ukraine crisis: impact of global sanctions on shipping - Kennedys


Impact of the current sanctions with a focus on those areas which might impact the global shipping and trade industry


Australia: Navigating the global liability defence agenda - Kennedys


Snapshot of interesting legal issues we are seeing & some takeaways that we expect will resonate cross-jurisdictionally

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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.