Mon.Oct 11, 2021

Norway Supreme Court rules for Sámi reindeer herders in wind power case

JURIST

The Supreme Court of Norway unanimously ruled Monday that the license for a Storheia and Roan wind power plant is invalid.

Grammar Giggle – At Least They Safely Preformed Maintenance!

ProofThatBlog

I received this in a letter from my local utility company who was scheduled to do some work in my neighborhood. Again, “preform” is actually a word and not something that spell check will catch, but I’m pretty sure they meant “perform” maintenance.

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Tech group launches new effort to fight online misinformation in Australia

JURIST

A tech group backed by the Australian units of Facebook, Google, and Twitter on Monday announced the creation of a special committee to resolve complaints about misinformation posted on their websites.

50 Tips for New Paralegals

Ann Pearson

We asked paralegals across the country, and here's their tips for new paralegals. Things they wish someone told them early in their career

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.

H&M Prevails in Almost 25-Year-Long Fight With Adidas Over its Striped Workout Wear

The Fashion Law

Following a nearly 25-year-long fight, H&M has landed the final win in the trademark lawsuit that adidas filed against it in the Netherlands back in 1997 in connection with its sale of blue, marigold, and rust-hued athletic wares emblazoned with two parallel vertical stripes on the sleeves of t-shirts and the sides of shorts and pants legs.

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The Collaborative Courtroom: A Proposal

The Crime Report

Down deep at the taproot of the Anglo-American tradition lies the idea that the state’s monopoly on violence—its power to incarcerate citizens by force—can only be exercised after approval by a diverse jury of ordinary citizens, with each juror convinced beyond a reasonable doubt of a set of facts that justifies the action.

Walmart Argues That it is Shielded From Yeezy, Kanye West Lookalike Shoe Case by Section 230

The Fashion Law

Amid an existing battle over lookalike logos , Walmart and Yeezy are facing off in court, as well, after Yeezy and its founder Kanye West filed suit against Walmart and a handful of unnamed third-party Walmart sellers over the sale of copycat Yeezy foam runner footwear on the retail behemoth’s third-party marketplace site.

Tips for Preparing the Personal Injury Demand Package

Ciara Clyncke

One of the essential job responsibilities for a personal injury paralegal is to put together high-quality demand packages to help promote the pre-litigation settlement of personal injury claims. Other Records to Consider in the Personal Injury Demand Package

Egypt detains three in connection to missing COVID-19 vaccines

JURIST

Egypt’s public prosecution office announced Sunday that it had arrested three people in connection with the dumping of thousands of COVID-19 vaccines along a water channel. More than 18,000 vaccine packages, originally bound for the city of Minya, south of Cairo, went missing.

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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.

10 Tips for Summarizing Medical Records

Ruth Curcuru

Summarizing medical records can be a major part of a paralegal’s job, yet it is one that gets little attention in the curriculum of many paralegal certificate programs. As one who has had to learn it the hard way, I’d like to offer my top 10 tips for summarizing medical records. Know Your Purpose

Burkina Faso begins trial of former president’s assassins

JURIST

A military court in Burkina Faso began Monday the trial of 14 people, including prior president Blaise Compaore, accused of plotting the assassination of the country’s former president Thomas Sankara.

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Curbing Violence: What Works

The Crime Report

Turning an emergency room visit into a “teachable moment” and helping young people manage their emotions and think twice before resorting to violence are among the most promising forms of community interventions, says a task force of psychologists, academics and activists.

Crews Race, but It’s Always Too Late

LegalReader

As crews race to save oily beaches or prevent spills from happening at all, remember that violence against people, wildlife and natural systems is, for many, an acceptable evil, and the cost of modern convenience.

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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.

Can Justice Reform Survive in Los Angeles?

The Crime Report

Despite a setback this fall, campaigners for the recall of Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón aren’t giving up.

Judges Says Sanofi, GSK, Pfizer, Boehringer Must Face Suits

LegalReader

Judge allows Zantac litigation to proceed. Cancer Boehringer cancerous cases denial denies dismiss dismissal GSK heartburn heartburn product judge legal cases litigation multidistrict litigation Pfizer product Sanofi Zantac

Music Mondays: Chris Brown And Drake Face Copyright Lawsuit Over “No Guidance”

TheHollywoodLawyer

Chris Brown and Drake are facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over their 2019 song “No Guidance” by singer Brandon Cooper and producer Timothy ‘Drum’n Skillz’ Valentine.

Navy Nuclear Engineer and Wife Charged in Espionage Plot 

The Crime Report

Jonathan Toebbe, a Navy nuclear engineer with top-secret clearance, and his wife have been charged with repeatedly trying to pass secrets about U.S. nuclear submarines to a foreign country, in an alleged espionage plot discovered by the FBI, reports the Washington Post.

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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.

Lawyer sues Amazon for false imprisonment after delivery van blocks his car

ABAJournal

A Massachusetts lawyer is suing Amazon for $150,000 because its delivery drivers allegedly blocked his car, causing “loss of freedom of mobility, anxiety, humiliation.” …

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Judge Orders Philadelphia to Remove Plywood Box Covering Columbus Statute

JonathanTurley

Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick issued an order on Friday that Mayor Jim Kenney and the city of Philadelphia must remove the plywood box covering a statue of Christopher Columbus. The 144-year-old statue was covered up due to protests that the explorer represents racial injustice and abuse.

How have paralegals faired during the pandemic

SimplyLawJobs

Our partners NALP, the longest running professional membership body for paralegals in England, have gained an insight into the lives of their members and how they have been affected by the pandemic and lockdown generally. . The role of a paralegal within the firm .

Lawyer accused of feeding answers to his client in Zoom deposition faces possible sanction

ABAJournal

A Boston lawyer has been ordered to show cause why he shouldn’t face further sanctions for allegedly taking advantage of a Zoom deposition to secretly…

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.

“He was high on magic mushrooms when he killed his father. Can he use ‘extreme intoxication’ as a defense?”

HowAppealing

“He was high on magic mushrooms when he killed his father. Can he use ‘extreme intoxication’ as a defense?” ” Amanda Coletta of The Washington Post has this report. Earlier, Leah McLaren had an article in Maclean’s headlined “ Does Thomas Chan belong in prison? At 19, he killed his father while high on drugs; His case is headed to the Supreme Court in one of the most polarizing legal challenges in a generation.”

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Justice Department Ramps Up Antitrust Enforcement

The Crime Report

The Justice Department has been quietly ramping up antitrust enforcement under the Biden administration, despite not having a politically confirmed official to serve as antitrust chief, reports the Wall Street Journal.

“John Roberts is no longer the leader of his own court. Who, then, controls it? Chief justice no longer sits in supreme court’s ideological center and has lost the power to cast the deciding vote in any ruling.”

HowAppealing

“John Roberts is no longer the leader of his own court. Who, then, controls it? Chief justice no longer sits in supreme court’s ideological center and has lost the power to cast the deciding vote in any ruling.” ” Stephanie Kirchgaessner of The Guardian (UK) has this report

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Rikers Spirals into Crisis as Detainees Take Control

The Crime Report

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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.

“What the Front Line of the U.S. Abortion Fight in Kentucky Looks Like Now: From a new Texas law to the gantlet outside a Kentucky clinic, abortion rights are under attack in the U.S.; The Supreme Court may have the final word.”

HowAppealing

“What the Front Line of the U.S. Abortion Fight in Kentucky Looks Like Now: From a new Texas law to the gantlet outside a Kentucky clinic, abortion rights are under attack in the U.S.; The Supreme Court may have the final word.” ” Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report

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Canada Supreme Court Considers ‘Extreme Intoxication’ Defense in Murder Trial

The Crime Report

“Alaska Supreme Court decision gives joint custody to non-biological mom in same-sex couple that split”

HowAppealing

“Alaska Supreme Court decision gives joint custody to non-biological mom in same-sex couple that split”: Casey Grove of Alaska Public Media has this report on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Alaska issued Friday