Sat.Sep 18, 2021

Federal court blocks parents in Tennessee from opting out of school mask mandates


Supreme Court of Wyoming Finds Statements on Bodycam Footage Were Admissible as Excited Utterances

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Wyoming Rule of Evidence 803(2) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for A statement relating to a startling event or condition made while the declarant was under the stress of excitement caused by

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European organizations urge Poland to change definition of rape and stop restricting press freedom


Several European organizations on Thursday called upon Poland to make changes to the legal definition of rape and condemned attacks on media and the free press.

“RBG’s legacy one year after the liberal icon’s death”


“RBG’s legacy one year after the liberal icon’s death”: Joan Biskupic of CNN has this news analysis


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.

ECOWAS imposes sanctions on coup leaders in Guinea and Mali


The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met in extraordinary session on Thursday to consider the situation in the West African nations of Guinea and Mali, imposing sanctions on individuals from both countries.

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 18, 2021


Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few.

“The Nationals fired employees who wouldn’t get vaccinated. Two now plan a legal challenge.”


“The Nationals fired employees who wouldn’t get vaccinated. Two now plan a legal challenge.” ” Jesse Dougherty has this article in today’s edition of The Washington Post. And in related coverage, Beth Mole of Ars Technica reports that “ Hospital staff must swear off Tylenol, Tums to get religious vaccine exemption; Hospital CEO aims to educate staff on the full scope of what they’re claiming ”

Design Patent Term: 3½, 7, 14, and now 15 years?


New design patents have a term of 15 years from patent issuance — that is a 1 year bump from the 14 year term familiar to many patent attorneys. The straight 14-year term took hold in 1982.

“Justice Clarence Thomas laments a ‘race-obsessed world’ in lecture at Notre Dame”


“Justice Clarence Thomas laments a ‘race-obsessed world’ in lecture at Notre Dame”: Carley Lanich of The South Bend Tribune has this report


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.

Australia: Blockchain Bites: BTC Markets electrifies banking with Volt; AFR: Australian regulators yet to understand digital assets; SEC targets Uniswap Labs - Piper Alderman


This issue includes the latest legal, regulatory and project updates in blockchain and digital law

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“Judge will hear arguments over evidence, COVID safety in request to continue Katherine Magbanua trial”


“Judge will hear arguments over evidence, COVID safety in request to continue Katherine Magbanua trial”: Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report


Res Ipsa Hits 53,000,000


Today we passed the 53,000,000 mark in views on the blog. Again, we thank our loyal readers who return every day to discuss contemporary legal, political, and occasionally bizarre stories.

Summoning and detaining order should be backed by reasonable crime registered against a person- SC


The Apex Court, while setting aside High Court’s order, made an observation that a person could not be summoned and detained in absence of a crime registered against him as the same would be violative of natural principles of justice.

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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.



On Friday, September 17th, Gravitas Ventures released the feature-length motion picture The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain. The film recounts the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.,

United States: Ongoing Strife Between Studios And Talent Continues As Christopher Nolan Ends Nearly Two-Decade-Long Relationship With Warner Bros. - Foster Garvey


Apple has announced it has created a new process that can properly identify rights holders of the music used in DJ mixes and will be able to directly pay them


The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer Allegedly Identified as “Reporter-2” in the Sussmann Indictment


I have a column today in the Hill on the indictment of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann by Special Counsel John Durham. The indictment fills in a great number of gaps on one of the Russian collusion allegations pushed by the Clinton campaign: Alpha bank.

United States: The Week In Weed: September 17, 2021 - Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what's happening in the world of legalized marijuana

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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.

UK: Let's Get Real About Menopause - Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP


It has been some time coming but, finally, the legislators seem to be taking the issue of menopause and the impact it has on some women's professional lives seriously


UK: M&C Reacts: The UK Government Announces An Additional £265 Million For Renewable Energy - Marks & Clerk


This week the UK government announced £265 million in renewable energy support including £200 million for offshore wind with an additional £24 million specifically for floating offshore wind projects

Australia: Tribunal affirms decision to cease compensation to Australia Post employee for 1993 work injury - HBA Legal


The Tribunal was asked to consider ongoing liability to pay compensation to an employee for a 1993 lower back injury

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Australia: Can Government incentives for local processing of critical minerals bring manufacturing back to Australia? - McCullough Robertson


Australia hopes to become a regional hub for critical minerals processing and manufacturing, with R&D advancements

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.

Australia: Funding for Queensland landholders seeking carbon farming advice from LRF approved advisers - Holding Redlich


To develop a carbon farming project or to enter the carbon farming industry, Queensland landholders can apply to the LRF


Australia: Queensland Government Bulletin - In the media, reports, cases and legislation - Holding Redlich


Links to recent media releases, reports, cases and legislation of interest to Queensland government lawyers

Australia: Inside Track: Competition & Consumer Law - In the media, and cases - Holding Redlich


Links to recent media releases and cases relating to competition and consumer law

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Australia: Dispute resolution across international borders: Should we use arbitration? - Holding Redlich


The article introduces commercial arbitration and considers resolving disputes by international commercial arbitration


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.

Australia: Dispute resolution: How facilitators can simplify commercial negotiations - Holding Redlich


An independent person can facilitate discussions between parties to help them in resolving their differences


Australia: Inside Track: Planning, Environment & Sustainability - In the media, In practice and courts, Cases and Legislation - Holding Redlich


Links to recent media releases, reports, cases and legislation relating to planning, environment & sustainability

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Australia: Dispute resolution: A practical alternative to costly litigation - Holding Redlich


Dispute System Design (DSD) goes further than ADR and analyses disputes to design more efficient resolution processes