Thu.Sep 09, 2021

Tips for Preparing the Personal Injury Demand Package

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

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. Unfortunately, we all know that more times than not, many cases end up going into litigation.

Oregon Cannabis: Why Public Records Laws Matter to Oregon Marijuana Businesses

HarrisBricken

Every state has some form of open records laws. Most of us have probably heard of the Freedom of Information Action (“FOIA”) which is the federal open records law. The purpose of the FOIA according to the U.S.

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India dispatches: ‘Today, hearing that a Muslim man was lynched or beaten up has become routine.’

JURIST

India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma, a final year law student at Amity Law School, says that recurrent beatings of Muslims without government countermeasures may be normalizing Islamophobia in India. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi.

Diane Helped me Maneuver the Process of Bankruptcy Through an Unusual Situation

Diane Drain

“You can feel confident in her ability to provide you with any and all answers that may arise. ” D.L. I can’t say enough about the professionalism for Diane Drain and Jay. She helped me maneuver the process of Bankruptcy through an unusual situation. I highly recommend Diane Drain.

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.

TikTok faces €6B lawsuit in Netherlands court

JURIST

Dutch non-profit Stichting Massaschade & Consument filed suit Tuesday against TikTok, seeking to force the social media app to compensate 4.5 million Dutch users for “harvesting and auctioning sensitive user data” in violation of European privacy laws.

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Australia Indigenous leaders file UN complaint over proposed heritage bill

JURIST

A group of Indigenous Australian leaders have filled a complaint with the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calling it incompatible with Australia’s international obligations.

Canada Goose Fined Over Ads Amid a Larger Crackdown on False Advertising by Chinese Regulators

The Fashion Law

Canada Goose is coming under fire in China in connection with marketing claims that its buzzy down coats are made from “the warmest material from Hutterite.”

Federal appeals court allows Indiana abortion restrictions to take effect

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion on Wednesday setting aside the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana’s ruling that several Indiana abortion restrictions from Indiana Code Section 16-34-2-1 were unconstitutional.

Federal Court Rules Against SUNY-Binghamton in Important Free Speech Challenge

JonathanTurley

There is an interesting ruling this week out of New York where a federal court has ruled in favor of a conservative student group alleging that the State University of New York at Binghamton has engaged in a pattern of censorship of conservative speakers and events.

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.

Explosive Revelations Expected as Trafigura Group Bribery Case Goes Ahead in Jamaica

LegalReader

The Mexican Government recently reacted to the mounting corruption allegations in Brazil by banning Trafigura from doing new business with its state-owned oil company Pemex. Crimes bribery bribery scheme Jamaica Jeremy Weir Portia Simpson Miller

Annual Re-Arrest Percentage Declines: BJS

The Crime Report

About 82 percent of people released from state prisons in 2008 across 24 states were arrested at least once during the 10 years following release, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports. But according to data analyzed by BJS Statisticians Leonardo Antenangeli and Matthew R.

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Afghanistan dispatches: ‘overall morale in Kabul has dropped significantly and a state of uncertainty and despair has taken over’

JURIST

JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a law student in Kabul offers his latest observations and perspective.

Delta Variant Thwarting Plans to Reopen Offices

Intelligize Blog

It was supposed to be a “Hot Vax Summer” for singles, a monthslong celebration of life getting back to normal thanks to COVID-19 vaccines. They found out along with the rest of the world that, unfortunately, the Delta variant had something less fun in mind.

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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.

Florida judge blocks governor’s attempt to ban masks in schools

JURIST

Second Circuit Judge John Cooper blocked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis from temporarily banning masks in public schools Wednesday. Last week Cooper ruled that DeSantis could not punish local schools for requiring masks.

Did Post-9/11 Counterterror Tools Normalize Surveillance of Black New Yorkers?

The Crime Report

Counterterrorism tools adopted by the New York Police Department (NYPD) in the wake of 9/11 have become a mainstay of interactions between police and civilians, the New York Times reports.

Brightflag Awarded U.S. Patent for AI Innovation in Legal Operations

LegalReader

The unique data set generated by Brightflag’s AI has already enabled its customers to predict budget overruns, benchmark vendor performance, and optimize resourcing models. Business AI AI and law ai technology ai-powered artificial intelligence artificial intelligence in law

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Louisiana Cops Concealed ‘Hyperaggressive’ Behavior for Years: Report

The Crime Report

Photo courtesy Louisiana State Police.

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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.

The Enduring Rise of Chrome Hearts is an Exercise in Amassing and Policing Branding

The Fashion Law

Over three decades after its founding, Chrome Hearts is in the midst of a surge in popularity.

Marijuana’s Banking Problem

The Crime Report

Although recreational or medical sales of cannabis are legal in more than 30 states, pot entrepreneurs are hamstrung by banking restrictions that force them to operate as cash-only businesses and leave them vulnerable to organized crime, reports Forbes.com. “We

The morning read for Thursday, Sept. 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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Colorado’s Sex Offender Laws Create ‘Endless Punishment’: Critics

The Crime Report

Critics of Colorado’s sex-offender registration system charge it demoralizes and endlessly punishes people who genuinely want to be better, reports the Denver Post.

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Utah Senator Proposes Plan to Hold Businesses Mandating COVID-19 Vaccine Liable for Negative Side Effects 

LegalReader

As vaccine mandates start becoming the norm, some like Sen. Kirk Cullimore, R-Sandy of Utah think businesses that mandate the shot should be on the hook for potential risks. News & Politics Covid-19 Sen. Kirk Cullimore vaccine mandate

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Fighting Gang Violence With a Full Time Prosecutor

The Crime Report

The Jackson (MS) City Council is appointing a full-time gang prosecutor to ensure a previously funded grant position supported by the federal government stays permanent, reports the Jackson Sun. The job was originally funded by a federal Office of Justice Programs grant beginning in late 2013. “I

“McCarthy Takes House Proxy Voting Fight to Supreme Court”

HowAppealing

“McCarthy Takes House Proxy Voting Fight to Supreme Court”: Billy House of Bloomberg News has this report

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Congress Weighs Bills Requiring Firms to Report Cyberattacks

The Crime Report

Congress is moving to push companies that operate critical infrastructure to inform federal officials of cyberattacks after years of relying on a patchy – and voluntary – reporting system that left U.S. agencies in the dark, reports Roll Call. A draft bill backed by New York Reps. Yvette D.

Australia High Court Delivers Major Blow to Free Speech In Defamation Ruling

JonathanTurley

Free speech has always held a precarious position in Australia which does not have an equivalent to the First Amendment in guaranteeing free speech as a constitutional right.

At Elizabeth Holmes Trial, Dishonesty and Ambition Clash

The Crime Report

The trial of Elizabeth Holmes — a former “Silicon Valley superstar” who founded Theranos Inc., a disgraced blood testing start-up that allegedly lied to investors and consumers about its success, even as its technology repeatedly failed — began Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Federal Judge Orders Associates Not To Work Over The Holidays

AboveTheLaw

Everyone needs a break, especially this year. Courts Charles Breyer Multidistrict Litigation Vacation

Exploited ‘Workers’ Could be Key to Stopping Cybercrime

The Crime Report

Cybercrime isn’t the glamorous lone-wolf occupation people imagine. It’s a big business that uses workers in a low-paying and dead-end jobs that leads to burnout, and makes cybercrime rings vulnerable to police crackdowns, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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My Journey To Creating A Law Firm And Work Environment I Love

AboveTheLaw

What makes us different? It’s not complicated. Happiness. Not as an unintended consequence, not as a side benefit of the job, but a goal of it. Small Law Firms Jessica Markham MothersEsquire