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Federal judge blocks Florida’s “vaccine passport” ban

JURIST

The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled on Sunday that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd.

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Preventing Compassion Fatigue: When Lawyers Care Too Much

Attorney at Work

Burnout and compassion fatigue are human responses to overwhelming emotional trauma and constant stress. . Lawyers care. That is why we make the sacrifices required to be successful, effective advocates for our clients.

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ICYMI: More Changes to City of Los Angeles Cannabis Laws and Regulations

HarrisBricken

The City of L.A. has had no shortage of tweaks and changes to its cannabis laws and regulations over the past four years. Admirably, as industry issues have arisen, the City and its Department of Cannabis Regulation (“ DCR “) have tried to keep pace.

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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.

3 Mindset Shifts for New Paralegals

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

Your mindset is so important to your success as a new paralegal. Let’s look at 3 mindset shifts you can make early in your paralegal career. Stop calling yourself a “newbie” paralegal. They will think you are the person who you think you are.

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Grammar Giggle – Complimentary Complements

ProofThatBlog

A friend recently rode in an Uber that had this on the back of the seat in front of him for his use. While I appreciate the thoughtfulness that goes into making your passengers comfortable during their ride, the wrong word was used.

Smokable Hemp: Hemp Companies Partially Successful in Challenge to Smokable Hemp Ban

HarrisBricken

Just a few days ago the Texas Court of Appeals published an opinion concerning smokable hemp. Before getting into the ruling, let’s review what happened in Texas after enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. In 2019, the Texas Legislature enacted statutory provisions regulating certain hemp products.

Supreme Court upholds Indiana University’s vaccine mandate

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Thursday denied an application for an emergency writ of injunction against Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, upholding the rulings of the two lower courts.

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Eastern District of Missouri Denies Motion for Appointment of Court Expert

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 706(a) provides that On a party’s motion or on its own, the court may order the parties to show cause why expert witnesses should not be appointed and may ask the parties to submit nominations.

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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.

CTC-2021 Complete Conference Schedule Updated

CourtTechBulletin

Conference staff has been hard at work working out the details of CTC 2021. Those details include getting the schedule organized. Today, we’re pleased to announce the conference schedule has been updated with session and track information. Click here to see the new schedule. Read more ».

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Should You Pay $250,000 for an Oregon Cannabis Producer License?

HarrisBricken

People familiar with the Oregon cannabis industry know of its strange and lucrative secondary market for cannabis producer licenses. For the past few years, but especially the past year, we’ve helped many farmers buy and sell these licenses (or, more accurately, “interests in successor licenses”).

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Plaid agrees to pay $58M in data privacy class action lawsuit

JURIST

Plaid Inc agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for $58 million on Thursday after six months of negotiation and mediation between the parties’ representatives.

Texas Court of Appeals Finds Juror's Note Inadmissible Under Rule 606(b)

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, Texas Rule of Evidence 606(b)(1) provides that During an inquiry into the validity of a verdict or indictment, a juror may not testify about any statement made or incident that occurred during the jury’s deliberations

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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.

Over 500 Cops Have Died of COVID-19: Police Union

The Crime Report

More than 500 of the 356,000 officers represented by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to information released by the prominent police union.

Andrew Cuomo Is Out, Kathy Hochul Is In (And Hopefully So Is New York’s Cannabis Control Board)

HarrisBricken

Yesterday morning New York Governor Cuomo announced his resignation (which will take effect in 13 days), a week after a report from the New York State attorney general concluded that Governor Cuomo sexually harassed nearly a dozen women.

Report: Myanmar military responsible for numerous attacks on healthcare workers

JURIST

Myanmar’s armed forces (the Tatmadaw) has carried out 252 attacks on healthcare workers since the Tatmadaw illegally seized control of the country in a coup d’état in February, according to a report published on Tuesday.

Texas Court of Appeals Botches Impeachment Analysis

EvidenceProf Blog

Texas Rule of Evidence 609(a) provides that Evidence of a criminal conviction offered to attack a witness’s character for truthfulness must be admitted if: (1) the crime was a felony or involved moral turpitude, regardless of punishment; (2) the probative

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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.

New Balance Claims that Michael Kors is Infringing its Famed Trademarks Via Lookalike Sneakers

The Fashion Law

In the midst of trademark battles in China, New Balance is policing its famous “N” and the source-identifying design of its 574 sneaker in the U.S.,

California Cannabis Leases: Assignment Headaches

HarrisBricken

Last month, I wrote a post explaining some of the issues buyers of cannabis businesses face when dealing with the landlords for the purchased business.

UN human rights chief urges action to prevent catastrophic repercussions for Afghan civilians

JURIST

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, warned Tuesday that the failure to stop the growing violence and human rights violations in Afghanistan is having devastating consequences for its civilians.

Eighth Circuit Grants Qualified Immunity to Officer Who Handcuffed & Searched Man Who Asked For His Name After He Refused to Arrest Man Who Broke Into His Truck

EvidenceProf Blog

The qualified immunity doctrine insulates governmental agents from liability for unconstitutional acts as long “as their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.” The primary purpose of the doctrine

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Barrett leaves Indiana University’s vaccine mandate in place

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court will not interfere with Indiana University’s vaccine mandate. On Thursday evening, Justice Amy Coney Barrett turned down a request from a group of Indiana University students to block the school’s requirement that students be vaccinated against the virus.

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Cannabis M&A: The Purchase Price and How It’s Paid

HarrisBricken

In this post, I want to get into what’s arguably the most important part of any cannabis M&A transaction – the purchase price and how it’s paid.

Apple reaches settlement to end copyright suit against Florida startup

JURIST

Apple reached a settlement Tuesday to end a copyright lawsuit it initiated against Florida startup Corellium LLC for Corellium’s “virtual” version of the iPhone used for research to detect potential bugs.

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‘Our Hands are Tied’: Cops Join the Struggle Against Progressive DAs

The Crime Report

In recent months, when civilians in Austin, Tx., have called on the police to report that they’ve been victims of a crime, some have received a surprising response from the men and women sworn to protect them.

The RealReal’s Net Losses Rise for Q2, With Reseller Citing an $11 Million Legal Settlement

The Fashion Law

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FREE Webinar: Starting a Ketamine Clinic– What You Need to Know

HarrisBricken

REGISTER HERE ! As psychedelic treatments move to the forefront in healthcare, there has been a proliferation of new ketamine clinics opening throughout the United States. In addition, there is robust activity in the mergers and acquisitions market for these clinics.

Nepal dispatches: Supreme Court delivers historic judgment on House of Representatives dissolution

JURIST

The dissolution of Nepal’s House of Representatives (‘HoR’) last December and a subsequent constitutional crisis sparked great legal debate in the mountain kingdom that came to a head last month with an historic Supreme Court judgment holding the dissolution unconstitutional.

When the ‘Peacemakers’ Become Victims

The Crime Report

Still photo courtesy WBAL-TV11 Baltimore. The last several months has seen an uptick in shootings and homicides in American cities that has gained national attention.

Can Luxury Brands Ever Really Be Inclusive? Consumers Are Not Convinced 

The Fashion Law

Luxury goods tend to be associated with exclusivity rather than inclusivity, but thanks to the universal scrutiny of social media and consumer activism, high-end brands are under increasing pressure to be seen as companies who care.