Tue.Oct 12, 2021

HRW report: Algeria authorities urged to drop efforts to dissolve prominent civil society group

JURIST

Five international rights groups are urging Algerian authorities to drop their effort to dissolve a prominent civil society group over alleged violation of the law on associations, Human Rights Watch stated in a report on Monday.

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Go Fund Me Takes Down Fundraising Campaign for Litigation Over Vaccine Mandate

JonathanTurley

We previously discussed how GoFundMe has joined social media sites in censoring opposing viewpoints on subjects from critical race theory to vaccines to election fraud. The site once offered a neutral site for those seeking to support others with similar views or interests.

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Texas governor orders statewide ban on all COVID-19 vaccine mandates

JURIST

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday issued a new executive order prohibiting any entity, including privately-owned businesses, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers in the state. Abbott also called on other state lawmakers to sign a similar ban into law.

LVMH Sold $50.9 Billion Worth of Luxury Goods in the First Nine Months of 2021

The Fashion Law

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton sold 44.2 billion euros ($50.9 billion) worth of luxury goods – from handbags and ready-to-wear to wine and spirits – in the first nine months of 2021, up 46 percent from the same period in 2020 and up 11 percent from the first nine months of pre-pandemic 2019.

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.

Alaska federal judge allows fish shipment from Alaska to continue

JURIST

A federal judge in the US District Court for the District of Alaska on Sunday ruled that two companies, Kloosterboer International Forwarding and Alaska Reefer Management, can continue shipping frozen fish from Canada to the eastern US.

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California justice department opens investigation into Huntington Beach coast oil spill

JURIST

California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Monday announced that the California Department of Justice opened an investigation into an oil spill that occurred off the Huntington Beach coast earlier this month.

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Justices appear inclined to allow Kentucky attorney general to intervene in abortion dispute

SCOTUSBlog

Share Anyone looking to the oral argument in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center as a potential preview of the upcoming battle over abortion rights was likely disappointed on Monday.

US Supreme Court hears arguments on Kentucky AG abortion law defense

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments to determine whether Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron could defend his state’s abortion law. Reports interpreted justices — both conservative and liberal — as responding favorably to arguments for allowing a defense.

Concealed-Carry Permit Holders Skyrocket to Over 21M

The Crime Report

During the coronavirus pandemic, the number of concealed handgun permits has skyrocketed to over 21.52 million, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, a nonprofit that publishes research papers and articles about gun rights.

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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.

ICJ rules in favor of Somalia in maritime border dispute

JURIST

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands on Tuesday ruled in favor of Somalia in the dispute between Somalia and Kenya concerning the maritime border of the Indian Ocean. The top court ruled unanimously that there was no agreed maritime boundary between Somalia and Kenya.

Biden and Congress Move to Fortify National, State Cybersecurity

The Crime Report

Through the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the Senate in August, 2021, Congress is working to funnel $1 billion in resources to beef up state and local government cyber infrastructure and shore up government cybersecurity after a year in which hackers took full advantage of targeting systems, reports The Hill.

India app developers file petition before competition regulator against new Google billing policy

JURIST

A group of Indian app developers and start-ups, the Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF), on Monday filed a petition before the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against Google’s new billing policy which is expected to come into effect in March 2022.

Justices to consider Social Security benefits of National Guard workers

SCOTUSBlog

Share Wednesday’s argument in Babcock v Kijakazi will take the justices deep into the intersection of the Social Security Act and a host of statutes defining the obligations and compensation of National Guard workers.

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.

Lawyers With ADD: A Problem or an Advantage?

Attorney at Work

Lawyers with ADD/ADHD may struggle with organization, sustained focus, procrastination and deadlines. Tactics for dealing with common challenges.

Evisort Now Self-Populates Contract Dashboards to Quickly Visualize Data and Summarize Key Metrics

LawSites

Upload 10,000 contracts today and nearly instantly visualize critical contract data and key metrics. That is what contract management company Evisort says its customers can now do with the launch today of its new Intelligent Dashboarding.

The Other Federal Judge Advancing The ‘I HATE BLACK PEOPLE’ Law Student’s Career

AboveTheLaw

Yeah, she's in the express lane of the legal profession. Courts Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University Clerkships Corey Maze Crystal Clanton Federalist Society William Pryor

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Texas Prison Staff COVID-19 Death Toll Spikes

The Crime Report

This past September marked the deadliest month for employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice since the pandemic began, the Dallas News reports. The department has said that COVID-19 has contributed to the deaths of at least 13 staff members last month.

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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.

Missing apostrophe in Facebook post leads to defamation suit

ABAJournal

An Australian real estate agent is facing a defamation lawsuit because of a missing apostrophe in his Facebook post. The real estate agent, Anthony Zadravic, wrote…

Mother Awarded $2 Million for Police Killing of Son Uses Cash to Buy Guns for Gangs

The Crime Report

After reaching a $4.9 million settlement with the city of Fresno, Calif.,

Texas clerk’s ‘idiosyncratic system’ of choosing jury panels could lead to thousands of overturned verdicts

ABAJournal

A district clerk in Brazoria County, Texas, divided up potential jurors by region and race to assemble jury venires, an “idiosyncratic system” that could potentially…

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“Justice Kavanaugh Will Be Back on Supreme Court Bench Tuesday”

HowAppealing

“Justice Kavanaugh Will Be Back on Supreme Court Bench Tuesday”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report

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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.

California DOJ Investigates Recent Oil Spill

The Crime Report

The California Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the oil spill that occurred off the coast of Huntington Beach earlier this month, reports NPR.

Thought Leadership Marketing: Write for Someone, Not Everyone

Attorney at Work

With so much change and so many unanswered questions, there’s never been a better time to stand out through your thought leadership. . Writing and publishing content often feels like tossing a needle into the internet haystack. That’s challenging enough.

Indian Health Services Protected Pedophile, Managers Who Hid Him From Scrutiny

The Crime Report

A new internal report obtained by The Wall Street Journal reveals that Paul McSherry, a senior personnel supervisor at the U.S.

Inmate moons judge during video hearing after he was ordered held without bail

ABAJournal

A Massachusetts inmate showed his displeasure by mooning the judge last week after she ordered him held without bail. Justin MacLean, 37, may face additional…

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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.

California Strengthens Protections for Journalists Covering Protests

The Crime Report

California has enshrined the right of journalists covering protests and civil demonstrations to access and report from areas closed off by law enforcement under SB 98, a press freedom law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, reports the Courthouse News Service.

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The Best (And Most Unexpected) Pandemic Perk Yet: Naptime

AboveTheLaw

Will your law firm let you take a break to nap during working hours? Biglaw Health & Wellness Naps Sleep

“Unsolved Murdaugh Murders Expose Years of South Carolina Mysteries; Alex Murdaugh, the powerful lawyer who asked a handyman to kill him, had a spectacular fall from grace; Five people in his family’s orbit have died in recent years, and investigators are looking for connections”

HowAppealing

“Unsolved Murdaugh Murders Expose Years of South Carolina Mysteries; Alex Murdaugh, the powerful lawyer who asked a handyman to kill him, had a spectacular fall from grace; Five people in his family’s orbit have died in recent years, and investigators are looking for connections”: Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Richard Fausset of The New York Times have this report

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