Wed.Jun 09, 2021

Law firms’ relationships with consumers and legal technology. A new era?

SimplyLawJobs

Our partner The Student Lawyer covers the benefits, challenges and relationships law firms have with consumers and legal technology, by author Elizabeth Adeogun.

Cannabis Litigation: Know Your Statutes of Limitation!

HarrisBricken

A recent decision in the case of Elevations Plus, LLC v. City Council of Riverbank , in the Eastern District of California, reminded me of something: when undergoing administrative proceedings, always know the relevant statute of limitations.

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France antitrust authority fines Google €220M for subverting competition

JURIST

France’s antitrust watchdog fined Google €220 million (USD $268 million) Monday for giving preferential treatment to its own proprietary technologies in digital advertisements. Complaints about Google advertising practices, filed in September 2019 by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.,

Cop Who Wrongly Led No-Knock Raid Against 78-Year-Old Grandfather Can’t Be Sued, Court Rules

EvidenceProf Blog

Nick Sibilla has written the article, "Cop Who Wrongly Led No-Knock Raid Against 78-Year-Old Grandfather Can’t Be Sued, Court Rules," for Forbes. The article concerns the case of 78 year-old Onree Norris, who was the victim of a no-knock raid

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.

Are You Doing Work You Won’t Get Promoted For?

TheEstrinReport

Have you ever noticed that colleagues around you were getting promoted or moving on to higher level positions and you were not? And yet, you know that you are just as qualified, if not more than they are?

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Amid M&A Speculation, Ferrari, Giorgio Armani Presented With a “Strategic Alliance” Deal, Per Report

The Fashion Law

Two months after Giorgio Armani hinted at a potential M&A deal involving his privately-held brand, the Italian fashion brand could ink a deal with Ferrari, with the parties being presented with a “strategic alliance proposal” by investment banks that would see Ferrari take over Mr. Armani’s 46-year-old eponymous label.

Ohio AG seeks to have Google declared public utility

JURIST

Ohio’s attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit asking the court to declare Google a public utility and/or a common carrier under Ohio common law.

Medical Neglect, Violence Lead Complaints of Misconduct by Prison Staff: Study

The Crime Report

With more than 2.1 million adults behind bars, the U.S. has the world’s largest correctional population. These individuals are supervised by correctional officers, who are entrusted with maintaining the security and safety of these facilities.

DOJ announces recovery of millions paid in ransom to pipeline hackers

JURIST

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Monday that it seized 63.7 Bitcoins—currently valued at roughly $2.3 million—in ransom payments made to the hacking group Darkside, following the targeted cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline in May.

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.

“Perspective: Is the Supreme Court Still a Defender of Press Freedom?”

HowAppealing

“Perspective: Is the Supreme Court Still a Defender of Press Freedom?” ” Tony Mauro has this post at Freedom Forum

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Vermont governor signs bill permanently expanding mail-in voting to general elections

JURIST

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) signed a bill Monday expanding universal mail-in voting to the state’s general elections. Vermont Sen. Cheryl Hooker (D) initially introduced the bill, S.

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“Federal appeals court blocks sweeping Missouri abortion law”

HowAppealing

“Federal appeals court blocks sweeping Missouri abortion law”: Jim Salter of The Associated Press has this report

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El Salvador becomes first country to accept Bitcoin as legal currency

JURIST

El Salvador’s legislature on Wednesday approved President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to adopt Bitcoin as a national legal currency. The approved Bitcoin law protects cryptocurrency with unrestricted liberating power, and allows its unlimited use in any transaction.

Pre-COVID Rise in Prison Deaths Called Evidence of System Failure

The Crime Report

While COVID has been wreaking havoc across the U.S. corrections system, new data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) shows that prisons were “deadly” places long before the pandemic, says the Prison Policy Initiative (PPI).

Khloe Kardashian, Good American Settle D.bleu.dazzled Suit Over Allegedly Infringing Bodysuits

The Fashion Law

Almost a year after Khloe Kardashian and her brand Good American were named in a headline-making trade dress infringement and fraud lawsuit for allegedly copying the design of the bodysuits upon which d.bleu.dazzled has made its name, the parties have settled their legal squabble.

“Federal court halts Missouri’s ban on abortions after 8 weeks, Down syndrome diagnosis”

HowAppealing

“Federal court halts Missouri’s ban on abortions after 8 weeks, Down syndrome diagnosis”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report. And Joe Harris of Courthouse News Service reports that “ Eighth Circuit Refuses to Reinstate Missouri Abortion Ban; The appeals court upheld an injunction against a law banning abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome and after eight weeks of pregnancy.”

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What Should You Do If Your Business Gets Sued?

LegalReader

When you take the right steps to protect your business, not only will you reduce financial risks but you will also gain peace of mind. Lawsuits & Litigation personal injury small business small business owners workers compensation case Workplace Discrimination Wrongful Termination

“Lemon Doesn’t Matter; The fundamental question is whether the American law of religious liberty is worth preserving”

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“ Lemon Doesn’t Matter; The fundamental question is whether the American law of religious liberty is worth preserving”: Andrew Koppelman has this post at the “Law & Liberty” blog

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Inmates Spend an Average 18.7 Years on Death Row: BJS

The Crime Report

While the number of prisoners held under a death sentence declined for the 19th consecutive year, as of the end of 2019, prisoners carrying a death penalty sentence have been on Death Row for an average of 18.7

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“Kathleen Arberg Ends Long Run as US Supreme Court’s Public Voice and Face”

HowAppealing

“Kathleen Arberg Ends Long Run as US Supreme Court’s Public Voice and Face”: Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal has this report

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Even as the World Reopens, Virtual Ventures are Here to Stay for Brands Aiming for Digitally-Connected Consumers

The Fashion Law

Forget Hermès, Ferrari, Pfizer, and Moderna for a moment. Another company did terrifically well during the pandemic: Roblox.

“Request to return All-Star game to Atlanta gets court hearing Thursday”

HowAppealing

“Request to return All-Star game to Atlanta gets court hearing Thursday”: Tim Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this report

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The morning read for Wednesday, June 9

SCOTUSBlog

Share Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com.

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“On Supreme Court steps, Dem senator calls right-leaning justices ‘servants’ of dark money interests; Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse called out GOP-nominated justices at rally Wednesday”

HowAppealing

“On Supreme Court steps, Dem senator calls right-leaning justices ‘servants’ of dark money interests; Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse called out GOP-nominated justices at rally Wednesday”: Marisa Schultz of Fox News has this report

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Federal Prisoners Hold Millions in Accounts Shielded From Scrutiny and Debt Collection

The Crime Report

Federal prison inmates are keeping large sums of money — in some cases more than $100,000 each — in government-run deposit accounts effectively shielded from court orders for things like child support, alimony or other debts, and not subject to the same scrutiny as accounts owned by non-incarcerated citizens, reports the Washington Post.

“U.S. Judicial Conference Urges Senate to Back Security Funding”

HowAppealing

“U.S. Judicial Conference Urges Senate to Back Security Funding”: The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued this news release today

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Organized Crime Sting an ‘Unprecedented Blow’ to Global Criminal Networks

The Crime Report

The arrest of hundreds of alleged criminals from around the globe in a massive international crackdown was made possible by an encrypted social messaging platform with custom cell phones covertly created by the FBI, according to ABC Australia and the Washington Post. .

“Tech tycoon’s beachfront mansion sparks First Amendment debate at 11th Circuit”

HowAppealing

“Tech tycoon’s beachfront mansion sparks First Amendment debate at 11th Circuit”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post. My earlier coverage of yesterday’s Eleventh Circuit ruling can be accessed here

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Oregon Court Of Appeals Rules For Tycoon Oregon Dad, Against His Egg Donor Ex-Girlfriend

AboveTheLaw

This case has been going on for a while -- the child in question was born in December 2015. Family Law Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Ellen Trachman Oregon