Sun.Sep 19, 2021

North Carolina court permanently enjoins controversial voter ID law

JURIST

A three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court in North Carolina permanently enjoined the state’s controversial voter ID law, holding that it discriminates against Black voters.

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How to Find A Way Out of Paralegal Burnout

Josh Kern

Paralegal burnout can cripple your mental health. Learn how you can find a way out of burnout—including alternative careers for paralegals

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Armenia commences proceedings against Azerbaijan over persecution and rights violations

JURIST

The Republic of Armenia on Thursday instituted proceedings against the Republic of Azerbaijan at the International Court of Justice, the United Nation’s top judicial organ, over alleged violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) by Azerbaijani authorities.

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Everything You Need to Know about Paralegal Automation

Sharon Miki

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.

Federal court rules Wisconsin redistricting case can proceed

JURIST

A three-judge panel of the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Thursday denied Republicans’ request to dismiss a redistricting lawsuit brought by Democrats.

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Indiana Police: Drunk Driver Called Wife To Rescue Him…Wife Then Crashed into his Car Drunk

JonathanTurley

Police in Poseyville, Indiana have a curious criminal case. It started when at 8:24 pm Donald Ricketts, 56, of Poseyville, drove left of center of a highway and struck the driver’s side of a tractor-trailer. He was allegedly drunk and called his wife to come get him.

Kenya’s former sports minister found guilty of embezzling funds in 2016 Rio Olympic Games

JURIST

The Kenyan Court on Wednesday found that former sports minister Hassan Wario was guilty of anti-corruption. He was charhed with embezzling funds for athletes in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. His initial arrest over these claims took place in October 2018.

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“What is the Supreme Court worried about?”

HowAppealing

“What is the Supreme Court worried about?” ” Lyle Denniston has this blog post

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Chess Grandmaster sues Netflix for defamation

JURIST

Nona Gaprindashvili, the first woman in history to be granted the title of Grandmaster, has filed a defamation suit against Netflix on Thursday for misrepresentation in the hugely popular series “The Queen’s Gambit.”

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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.

Most Common Design Patents 1842-2021

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch. link]. This is a remake of a video I made a few weeks ago. This time, I was able to go back to the 1840s and show the most-common design patent titles from each era. To make the chart, I used a 14 year rolling average. Thus, for example, the top-10 list shown for 2000 is actually the top-10 based upon the period 1987-2000. The bulk of the data also comes via OCR of images and so there are some artifacts (although I did read-through the first 1,000 design patents).

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“The Supreme Court and the Future of Roe v. Wade; Abortion rights may hinge on a case involving a Mississippi law — and the errors of fact and judgment in the state’s brief are staggering”

HowAppealing

“The Supreme Court and the Future of Roe v. Wade; Abortion rights may hinge on a case involving a Mississippi law — and the errors of fact and judgment in the state’s brief are staggering”: Margaret Talbot will have this Comment in the Talk of the Town section of the September 27, 2021 issue of The New Yorker

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Australia: What are the criteria for obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine medical exemption in NSW? - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Mondaq

New South Wales Health has issued a pro forma checklist which ensures that very few would qualify for an exemption

“A murky battle over religious beliefs and COVID-19 vaccination continues; Cottage industry helps people avoid shots by claiming it violates their faith”

HowAppealing

“A murky battle over religious beliefs and COVID-19 vaccination continues; Cottage industry helps people avoid shots by claiming it violates their faith”: Kay Lazar has this front page article in today’s edition of The Boston Globe

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation, & Lindsay Harrison, Marketing Coordinator, Grand Pacific Resorts

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.

Australia: E-Alert: Beyond COVID-19 – The 2032 Olympic Games in South-east Queensland - Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers

Mondaq

Some property owners will be affected by resumption or the possibility of resumption, causing "planning blight

“Breyer defends state of Supreme Court in interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria”

HowAppealing

“Breyer defends state of Supreme Court in interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria”: Ariane de Vogue of CNN has this report

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Australia: Trajectory for low energy buildings update: NCC 2025, New NABERS tools and more - Piper Alderman

Mondaq

The work streams are vital measures to improve the energy efficiency of our buildings and to reduce carbon emissions

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“Are Supreme Court justices ‘partisan hacks’? All the evidence says yes.”

HowAppealing

“Are Supreme Court justices ‘partisan hacks’? All the evidence says yes.” ” Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky has this op-ed in today’s edition of The Los Angeles Times

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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.

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters:  September 11, 2021 to September 17, 2021

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.

“The new Texas abortion law is becoming a model for other states”

HowAppealing

“The new Texas abortion law is becoming a model for other states”: Kurtis Lee and Jaweed Kaleem have this front page article in today’s edition of The Los Angeles Times

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United States: Mixed Ruling On Epic's Antitrust Challenge To Apple's App Store - Fenwick & West LLP

Mondaq

On September 10, 2021, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Fortnite developer Epic Games failed to adequately prove its antitrust allegations relating to Apple's App Store practices

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Legal Pundits and the Washington Post Line Up To Mock Durham’s “Zombie Investigation” in Stark Contrast to The Same Mueller Charges

JonathanTurley

In Washington, there is no greater indication of wrongdoing than the number of people denouncing efforts to investigate it. The “nothing to see here” crowd went into hyperventilation this week when Special Counsel John Durham indicted a former Clinton campaign lawyer, Michael Sussmann.

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.

United States: Open App Markets Act Takes Aim At Apple, Google Stores - Gamma Law

Mondaq

While Epic Games' lawsuit against Apple has drawn attention to practices such as Apple's 15 to 30 percent commission on app sales, in-app purchases, and Apple's gag rule on advertising, Apple is not the only tech company developers

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Milley’s Mutiny or Woodward’s Folly? A New Book Raises Equally Serious Questions For The Pentagon and the Press

JonathanTurley

Below is my column in the Hill on allegations concerning Gen. Mark Milley in the final days of the Trump Administration. Milley is expected to answer questions in full this month before Congress.

Australia: Protecting legal professional privilege in draft expert reports: time to sit on the fence? - KordaMentha

Mondaq

This judgment demonstrates the potential complexity of privilege rules on even a claim which does not seem complex

CAPONE'S MIAMI MANSION TO BE DESTROYED

NewmanFerraraLLP

It’s been nearly 100 years since the notorious Chicago crime boss, Al Capone, acquired his mansion on Palm Island in Miami, Florida. Now, the property -- purchased by a developer for $10.75 million -- will most likely be demolished and replaced with a modern spec-home.

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.

Slovenia: The Tax Treatment Of Income From Cryptocurrencies In Slovenia - Eurofast

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There are currently more than 1000 different cryptocurrencies, amongst the best known are Bitcoin and Ethereum

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Australia: Apartment tower fire in Milan: A re-examination of combustible cladding in NSW - Coleman Greig Lawyers

Mondaq

Project Remediate is a 3-year proposal to remove combustible cladding from about 225 residential buildings across NSW

Canada: Upcoming Federal Elections: Employees' Right To Vote (2021) - Fasken

Mondaq

As the federal election approaches on September 20, 2021, employers' obligations to employees with respect to voting time off may come into question

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