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HR Manager, attorney, paralegal, marketing manager, may describe your role but it sure ain’t fun. By Chere B. Estrin. COVID-19 has led a lot of people to search for a brand new position.

Court Tech News and Notes for September 2021

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My Minority Partner Came Back After Years Away and Wants Money. What Do I Do?

HarrisBricken

Over the years in my practice, including several instances in the past six months, I have advised cannabis business owners when a former partner has come back to haunt the business operations, usually looking for some type of payout based on a prior conversation or an agreement originally inked upon a lost napkin or envelope.

Federal court rules Artificial Intelligence cannot be an ‘inventor’ under US patent law

JURIST

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Wednesday ruled that an artificial intelligence (AI) machine cannot be an inventor under the Patent Act.

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.

Our Emotional Ups and Downs Were Frequent, and Her Patience Was Unwavering!

Diane Drain

“We highly recommend Diane Drain IF you are looking for the educated, knowledgeable, honest and transparent (and very fairly priced) attorney! We had recently relocated to Arizona from the Chicago area when we realized we had to face up to our financial problems, rather than run away from them.

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BREAKING NEWS: California Drops New Emergency Cannabis Regulations

HarrisBricken

On September 8, 2021, the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) published proposed emergency cannabis regulations.

HRW report details widespread suspicious killings of dissidents in Egypt

JURIST

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Tuesday accusing Egypt’s Interior Ministry police and National Security Agency officers of having killed dozens of alleged terrorists across the country in unlawful extrajudicial executions they contend are “shootouts.”

She guided us through the entire process – five stars

Diane Drain

“Diane is an excellent Bankruptcy Attorney – five stars ” M.W. Five stars. Diane is an excellent Bankruptcy Attorney. She guided my wife and I through the entire process. We highly recommend her to anyone who needs to file a bankruptcy.

The Proposed Amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 615

EvidenceProf Blog

In August, three proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence were released for public comment. The public comment period closes on February 16, 2022. This is the second in a series of three posts about these amendments. The second

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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.

When the Hunted Becomes the Hunter: Cannabis Companies Turn to RICO

HarrisBricken

We’ve been writing about Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) lawsuits and cannabis companies since 2015. See: Federal Judge Tosses MMJ RICO Lawsuit: Don’t Let This Happen To You. Cannabis Case Summary: Civil RICO.

Federal court grants Sackler family immunity from all future opioid lawsuits

JURIST

The Sackler family on Wednesday won immunity from opioid lawsuits linked to Purdue Pharma , their privately owned company, and its OxyContin medication when a federal judge approved a bankruptcy settlement to resolve thousands of opioid lawsuits.

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.

The Media and the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

The Crime Report

When it comes to seeking expungement of stories from the media, do some people seeking a clean start have an advantage when making their case to newspaper boards considering their requests? Should the boards be comprised of purely journalists?

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.

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.

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.

Our Emotional Ups and Downs Were Frequent, and Her Patience Was Unwavering!

Diane Drain

“ We highly recommend Diane Drain IF you are looking for the educated, knowledgeable, honest and transparent (and very fairly priced) attorney!

The World’s Top Jailers: 24 U.S. States

The Crime Report

Twenty-four states have the world’s highest incarceration rates, beating even the U.S. national average and surpassing countries that have comparable or higher crime rates, says the Prison Policy Initiative (PPI).

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.

Happy Labor Day from Canna Law Blog

HarrisBricken

Here’s to a great holiday for all of our readers, their friends, and families! The post Happy Labor Day from Canna Law Blog appeared first on Harris Bricken

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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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ABA Issues Ethics Guidance On Lawyers Investing In Alternative Business Structures

LawSites

With both Arizona and Utah now allowing nonlawyers to deliver legal services through alternative business structures, the American Bar Association today issued a formal ethics opinion that addresses the question of whether lawyers outside those states may passively invest in an ABS.

Growing Old on Death Row

The Crime Report

California death penalty protest. photo by Malcolm Maclachlan via Flickr. In the 36 years that David Carpenter has been on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California, his routine has rarely changed.

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Oregon’s New Proposed Hemp Production Regulations

HarrisBricken

On Monday, August 30, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) released proposed updates to its hemp regulations. If you follow this blog, you may recall that in July Oregon enacted HB 3000 , an omnibus bill covering a wide range of hemp-related issues.

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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.

California Medical Ethics Expert Sues University Over Vaccine Mandate

JonathanTurley

We recently discussed the lawsuit filed by a George Mason University professor who refused to get the Covid vaccine upon the recommendation of his doctors and due to his natural antibodies after recovering from the virus. GMU later relented and gave him an exception.

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Are Sound Trademarks the Next Frontier in Fashion Branding?

The Fashion Law

Over the past several years, fashion brands have been rolling out podcasts left and right in an attempt to reach consumers in all possible mediums and the pandemic brought this trend to a fever pitch.

Cannabis M&A: Common Representations and Warranties

HarrisBricken

In my last post in this series, I ran through a detailed list of some of the more common conditions to closing you’ll see in the run-of-the-mill cannabis business purchase. Today, I want to do something similar, but instead with representations and warranties.

Afghanistan dispatches: ‘Gender discrimination and the separation of women from men have begun again.’

JURIST

Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a female law student in Herat in western Afghanistan offers her latest observations and perspective.

Can Online Interventions Deter Offline Violence?

The Crime Report

The “robust” use of social media should be part of anti-violence efforts in troubled neighborhoods across the country, says the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ).

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Citing Shared Vision for the Future of Law Practice, Clio Acquires Document Assembly Company Lawyaw

LawSites

In its second acquisition in six weeks, law practice management company Clio has acquired Lawyaw , a document automation and assembly platform designed for solo, small and mid-sized law firms.

Cannabis in Taiwan: Podcast with Zoe Lee

HarrisBricken

Listen HERE or stream on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , Amazon Music , Stitcher , or Soundcloud ! At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening around the world, and we know that our friends and clients do, as well.