Sun.Jul 18, 2021

Cannabis Copyright Infringement: It’s NOT Nice


Our posts here regularly cover celebrity-backed cannabis companies who are doing things right (and sometimes, doing things wrong), but a recent copyright infringement case proves that not all celebrities are interested in getting involved in the industry – and certainly shouldn’t be presumed to be okay with using their fame to promote it.

Second Circuit Holds District Court improperly Precluded Psychiatrist From Answering PTSD Hypothetical

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 704(b) provides 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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EU blocks UK from joining cross-border civil court pact


The European Union (EU) blocked the UK from joining a European accord for recognizing civil court judgments on Friday.

“How the Supreme Court dominates our democracy: Judicial review gives any five justices power over the whole government; Why?”


“How the Supreme Court dominates our democracy: Judicial review gives any five justices power over the whole government; Why?” ” Law professor Nikolas Bowie has this essay online at The Washington Post

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.

UK court allows businessman to sue law firm over hacked emails


The Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales on Friday permitted an Iranian-American businessman to sue Dechert LLP for hacking into his email account and leaking his personal information on BitTorrent sites.

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Former Congolese Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon freed from house arrest


The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) released former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon from house arrest on Wednesday after he agreed to cooperate with the investigation about the alleged misappropriation of government funds.

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 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.

Human rights organizations file criminal complaint against El Salvador soldiers for murders of 4 journalists


Human rights organizations lodged a criminal complaint Friday against 25 El Salvadoran soldiers and a former officer for their alleged involvement in the murder of four Dutch journalists during the 12 year civil war.

It’s not just bad behavior – why social media design makes it hard to have constructive disagreements online


Good-faith disagreements are a normal part of society and building strong relationships. Yet it’s difficult to engage in good-faith disagreements on the internet, and people reach less common ground online compared with face-to-face disagreements.

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.

Pro-Kurdish politician Gergerlioglu regains membership in Turkish Parliament


Ömer Faruk Gergerlio?lu lu , a pro-Kurdish politician, human rights activist, and member of the People’s Democratic Party, regained membership in the Turkish Parliament on Friday. Gergerlio?lu

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Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni


Recent Headlines in the IP World: Ben Lovejoy: Apple Might Leave the UK Market, Claims its Lawyer in Patent Troll Case (Source: 9to5 Mac). Drew FitzGerald: Huawei Settles Two Patent Lawsuits It Filed Against Verizon (Source: The Wall Street Journal).

Russia adds investigative news outlet Proekt to ‘undesirable’ organization registry


The Office of the Prosecutor General of Russia on Thursday added Proekt, an independent investigative news outlet, to its registry of “undesirable” organizations.

When Sharks “Interact”: Professors Call for Ending the Use of the “A-Word”


As many on this blog know, I am a huge advocate for animal rights and environmental protections. Indeed, I was recently thrilled to go to the Gulf Shores to watch sharks.

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 Dos and Don’ts of Starting a New Job | iHire


Starting a new job? Check out this list of “dos and don’ts” to begin your new gig on the right foot


This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: July 10, 2021 to July 16, 2021

Broadcast Law Blog

Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.



I first met Ella Greenwood -- actor, filmmaker and founder of a London-based film studio called Broken Flames Productions -- about a year or so ago, as she was promoting a crowdfunding campaign for her short film, SELF CHARM, which stars BAFTA Winner Bukky Bakray ("Rocks").


US adds six Russian technology firms to entity list over cyberattack claims


The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added six Russian businesses to the Entity List on Friday. Firms on the Entity List are prohibited doing business with US persons.

New York Officials Accuse Lawyer of Falsely Claiming Police Abuse


Suffolk County police and officials have accused an attorney of making false claims about the alleged abuse of Cindy M. O’Pharrow who was arrested after a recent shooting. She is now suing.