Tue.Jun 15, 2021

Using Motions to Get a Lawsuit Dismissed Early in California

Chugh LLP

By: Varduhi Danielyan. When faced with a lawsuit, defendants and their defense attorneys often aim to defeat the case as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

MDMA and the FDA Approval Process

HarrisBricken

Excitement abounds about the status of MDMA, otherwise known as Ecstasy. And for good reason.

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District of Idaho Notes That the Ninth Circuit Has Limited the Scope of Rule 704(b)

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 704(b) states that In a criminal case, an expert witness must not state an opinion about whether the defendant did or did not have a mental state or condition that constitutes an element of the crime

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50th Anniversary of the NCSC

CourtTechBulletin

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of the National Center for State Courts. The " founding moment happened on March 11, 1971.

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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.

Exonerated Defendants Lost 25,000 Years to Wrongful Imprisonment

The Crime Report

Exonerated defendants have collectively served over 25,000 years in prison as of June 1, according to a report released by The National Registry of Exonerations (NRE). Black defendants were imprisoned more frequently and for more time than white defendants, the report found.

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2021 Distinguished Paralegal Award Winner: Alicia Mitchell-Mercer

NCBA

Alicia Mitchell-Mercer has been selected to receive the 2021 Distinguished Paralegal Award. The award will be presented at the 2021 NCBA Annual Meeting, which will take place virtually on Thursday and Friday, June 17-18.

US Supreme Court limits new trials for felons in possession of firearm

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Monday limited new trials for felons convicted for being in possession of a firearm, limiting the retroactive application of its 2019 decision Rehaif v. United States. The issue in Greer v.

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“Citations to Briefs in Oral Arguments and Opinions”

HowAppealing

“Citations to Briefs in Oral Arguments and Opinions”: Adam Feldman has this post at The Juris Lab

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US father and son plead guilty to aiding Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan

JURIST

An American father and son duo pleaded guilty on Monday to aiding former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan, while he faced charges of financial misconduct.

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.

“McConnell sparks new Supreme Court fight”

HowAppealing

“McConnell sparks new Supreme Court fight”: Jordain Carney of The Hill has this report

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Russia court orders two-month detention for political activist

JURIST

The Tagansky District Court in Moscow on Sunday ordered political activist Pavel Krisevich to be detained for two months following a “suicide performance” in Red Square.

Cops Elude Baltimore Ban on Facial Recognition Technology

The Crime Report

The Baltimore City Council passed a bill Monday that would bar the use of facial recognition technology by residents, businesses and most of city government, The Baltimore Sun reported.

“A Xitronix Sequel? Walker Process & Patent Jurisdiction; The Federal Circuit might have started another game of jurisdictional hot potato over appeals involving Walker Process claims.”

HowAppealing

“A Xitronix Sequel? Walker Process & Patent Jurisdiction; The Federal Circuit might have started another game of jurisdictional hot potato over appeals involving Walker Process claims.” ” Bryan Lammon has this post at his “final decisions” blog

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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 Prison Lockdowns Can’t Protect Incarcerees From Deadly Viruses

The Crime Report

When the pandemic started, many prisons and jails throughout the country responded by locking people down in their cells for 22 to 24 hours a day, and by using solitary confinement cells as quarantine units.

“Progressives urge Supreme Court Justice Breyer to step down and allow Biden to fill seat”

HowAppealing

“Progressives urge Supreme Court Justice Breyer to step down and allow Biden to fill seat”: Jennifer Haberkorn of The Los Angeles Times has this report

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Bill Bratton on Police Reform: ‘Let’s Do It Right This Time’

The Crime Report

Few figures have been as transformative in U.S. policing as Bill Bratton. It’s not only because he ran police forces in two of America’s largest cities ?New New York (twice) and Los Angeles ?but

“Kemp gets six finalists for upcoming Georgia Supreme Court vacancy”

HowAppealing

“Kemp gets six finalists for upcoming Georgia Supreme Court vacancy”: Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this report

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CBD On Planes: Can You Fly With CBD Oil?

LegalReader

So, can you fly with CBD oil? Absolutely yes! For this, you have to follow a couple of simple rules: bring only CBD products that contain 0.3% THC and carry the associated CoA.

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“I’ve urged Supreme Court justices to stick around — but never to retire. Until now.”

HowAppealing

“I’ve urged Supreme Court justices to stick around — but never to retire. Until now.” ” Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post

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Do Mandatory Workplace Drug Tests Invade Our Privacy?

LegalReader

Drug tests benefit both employers and employees in terms of safety and productivity. However, the rights and privacy of the employers shouldn’t be violated. Business abusing drugs alcohol abuse Drug Abuse drug testing mandatory drug testing

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“Joe Biden’s Craven Death Penalty Reversal in the Boston Bomber Case”

HowAppealing

“Joe Biden’s Craven Death Penalty Reversal in the Boston Bomber Case”: Professor Austin Sarat has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate

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Gender Bias, Sexual Harassment Common in Oncology, Surveys Show

LegalReader

Both men and women oncologists report harassment and marginalization within the field.

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“First Circuit Affirms Work-for-Hire Copyright Ruling Against ‘Life’ Board Game Creator; The First Circuit ruled ‘Game of Life’ co-creator Bill Markham doesn’t hold copyright termination rights to the board game”

HowAppealing

“First Circuit Affirms Work-for-Hire Copyright Ruling Against ‘Life’ Board Game Creator; The First Circuit ruled ‘Game of Life’ co-creator Bill Markham doesn’t hold copyright termination rights to the board game”: Josh Russell of Courthouse News Service has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued yesterday

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From Dr Martens to Ralph Lauren, Lawsuits Are Starting to Build for $15 Billion Ultra-Fast Fashion Brand Shein

The Fashion Law

Last month, Shein brought “Amazon’s 152-day streak as the most downloaded shopping app in the U.S.” to a halt, Bloomberg reported this week, in what it calls “a remarkable feat” for any budding clothing brand, “let alone one most Americans over 30 still have not heard of.”

“The one Biden priority Democrats are confident they can get done: Now that the Senate has confirmed most of Biden’s Cabinet, Democrats are turning their focus to judges.”

HowAppealing

“The one Biden priority Democrats are confident they can get done: Now that the Senate has confirmed most of Biden’s Cabinet, Democrats are turning their focus to judges.” ” Marianne LeVine of Politico has this report

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The Right to Sue for Infringement is no longer a Standing Question

PatentlyO

Companies who play corporate games creating and shifting shell companies sometimes face serious consequences when painted into a corner. In Cirba, Inc. DBA Densify) and Cirba IP v. VMWare (D. 2020), a jury sided with the patentee Cirba Inc. and awarded $235 million in damages.

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“Death penalty should be reinstated for Tsarnaev in Boston Marathon bombings case, Biden administration tells US Supreme Court”

HowAppealing

“Death penalty should be reinstated for Tsarnaev in Boston Marathon bombings case, Biden administration tells US Supreme Court”: John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe has this report. Alanna Durkin Richer of The Associated Press reports that “ US urges court to reimpose Boston bomber’s death sentence.”

Court makes it easier for appellate courts to affirm federal felon-in-possession convictions after Rehaif

SCOTUSBlog

Share Federal felon-in-possession defendants who fail in the trial court to assert their rights under the Supreme Court’s 2019 decision in Rehaif v. United States face an “uphill climb” to get a new trial or plea proceeding, the court stated Monday in Greer v.