April, 2024

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Amnesty International urges immediate investigation into war crimes in Merawi, Ethiopia

JURIST

Amnesty International asserted Friday that African and global human rights bodies must urgently investigate alleged war crimes committed by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) in the town of Merawi, Amhara region, on January 29, 2024. This incident, purportedly involving the killings of civilians through murder and extrajudicial executions, stands as one of the deadliest for civilians during the conflict between the ENDF and Fano militia since the outbreak of hostilities in Amhara in Au

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Arrear View Mirror: How to Collect More Money in Your Law Firm

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Law firms usually collect money in arrears, ie – we’ve done the work, now kindly pay us. Most often, that payment is collected via a standard invoicing process. A bill is sent to the client; then, the firm waits to get paid. And waits. And waits. That’s because the way that attorneys have always managed the process has placed the control of the situation exclusively in the hands of their clients.

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Court declines to intervene in lawsuit against Black Lives Matter organizer

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a lawsuit filed by a Louisiana police officer against a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement who organized a protest at which the police officer was seriously injured. The court’s denial of review in Mckesson v. Doe was part of a list of orders issued from the justices’ private conference last week.

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Two CVS Locations Make Moves To Join National Pharmacy Union Movement

Above The Law

Two CVS stores in Rhode Island have filed petitions to join the Pharmacy Guild, which is building a national pharmacy union. The locations are close to CVS Health’s headquarters in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The post Two CVS Locations Make Moves To Join National Pharmacy Union Movement appeared first on MedCity News.

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Transforming eDiscovery: Document Summarization, Sentiment Analysis, And Chatbots Take Center Stage

A Synergistic Approach to eDiscovery In the space of eDiscovery, the convergence of document summarization, sentiment analysis, and chatbots represents a significant change in how legal professionals navigate and manage electronic information. These technologies not only expedite the review process but also empower legal teams with deeper insights into the emotional context and key information within electronic documents.

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The Transformation of European Climate Change Litigation: Introduction to the Blog Symposium

ClimateChange-ClimateLaw

In a transformative moment for European and global climate litigation, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled today that the state has a positive duty to adopt, and effectively implement in practice, regulations and measures capable of mitigating the existing and potentially irreversible future effects of climate change. In Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v.

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Oklahoma House passes controversial immigration bill criminalizing ‘impermissible occupation’

JURIST

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Bill 4156 on Thursday by a vote of 77-20, which proposes the creation of the criminal act of impermissible occupation, targeting individuals who willfully enter and remain in Oklahoma without legal authorization to be in the United States. Under the provisions of HB 4156, impermissible occupation is defined as the act of a noncitizen entering and remaining in Oklahoma without legal authorization.

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‘I don’t play well’ judge who threatened to track down, jail misbehaving litigant gets tossed from case

ABA Journal

An Ohio judge who bragged about his history as a boxer and his intimidating presence on the childhood playground has been kicked off a case for his threat to track down and jail a litigant if he violates a court order.

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Study: Women Lose Ground in C-Suite for First Time in Two Decades

Intelligize Blog

In what researchers say could represent an “alarming turning point,” the number of women holding executive corporate leadership roles is now declining, according to a study published in March by S&P Global Market Intelligence. After nearly 20 years of steady progress, the study found women lost seats across C-suite positions last year for the first time since 2005.

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Chief Justice Roberts Tried To Save The Credibility Of The Judiciary, But Some Judges Just Want To Watch The World Burn

Above The Law

The Northern District of Texas decides to ignore the new federal judicial rules because YOLO. The post Chief Justice Roberts Tried To Save The Credibility Of The Judiciary, But Some Judges Just Want To Watch The World Burn appeared first on Above the Law.

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Recipe for a Failed CLM Implementation

Selecting and implementing CLM technology can be daunting, leading to underutilization or abandonment. Factors like provider differentiation, inadequate planning, and lack of user training contribute to these failures. Recognizing these pitfalls is crucial for successful adoption, ensuring organizations harness the full potential of CLM for streamlined contract management.

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Rebutting 33 False Claims About Solar, Wind, and Electric Vehicles

ClimateChange-ClimateLaw

Achieving the United States’ ambitious emissions reduction goals depends in large part on the rapid adoption of wind and solar energy and the electrification of consumer vehicles. However, misinformation and coordinated disinformation about renewable energy is widespread and threatens to undermine public support for the transition. In a new report , the Sabin Center identifies and examines 33 of the most pervasive false claims about solar energy, wind energy, and electric vehicles, with the aim

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The Five Most Momentous Legal Tech Fails

LawSites

While the last few years have brought an abundance of new and innovative legal tech products to market, the fact of the matter is that not every new product will succeed. Inevitably, for whatever reason, some products fail. But one thing for certain is that while some products shut down with a whimper, others go out with a bang. Let’s revisit five of the most momentous legal tech fails of the last 10 years. 1.

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Canada Supreme Court rules declaratory relief may be appropriate in First Nations treaty dispute

JURIST

The Supreme Court of Canada found Friday that the government acted dishonestly when it reneged on an 1877 treaty to an Alberta indigenous community and allowed for declaratory relief. The case concerned the Blood Tribe, which is a member tribe of the Blackfoot Confederacy of First Nations. In 1877, the Crown and the Blackfoot Confederacy signed Treaty No. 7.

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‘Nerd’ lawyer spotted differing 3-point lines at NCAA women’s tournament; ‘once you saw it, you couldn’t unsee it’

ABA Journal

Thanks to a lawyer sitting in nosebleed seats, the NCAA learned over the weekend that the two three-point lines in the women’s basketball tournament at…

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Contract Lifecycle Management: A Business Enabler Exploring On-Ground Challenges

CLM tools have always strived to push contract management into the digital age for almost 30 years. But the complexities of digitising a legal document are numerous. The current scenarios in business development have shown that having a fully automated CLM has become a mandate for every law firm and in-house legal department. To determine if you need a CLM system, it's essential to clearly identify the on-ground business challenges you aim to solve.

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The Trust Equation: The Most Important Formula for Developing New Business

Attorney at Work

Jay Harrington | Clients are buying based on a promise you’ll deliver in a high-stakes matter, which is why trust is so vital. The post The Trust Equation: The Most Important Formula for Developing New Business appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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Clarence Thomas Mysteriously Absent From Supreme Court Session — Let The Zany Speculation Begin!

Above The Law

Clarence Thomas made like a massive financial gift on his annual disclosure forms and just didn't show up. The post Clarence Thomas Mysteriously Absent From Supreme Court Session — Let The Zany Speculation Begin! appeared first on Above the Law.

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Historic and Unprecedented: The ECtHR Upholds Positive Human Rights Obligations to Mitigate Climate Change

ClimateChange-ClimateLaw

The three much-awaited judgments issued by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on April 9, 2024 are truly historic and unprecedented. In Verein Klimaseniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland , the Grand Chamber established that climate change is “one of the most pressing issues of our times” and poses a threat to human rights. With this ruling, the Court confirmed that States have a positive obligation to adopt measures to mitigate climate change under Article 8 of the ECHR, the right

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ClaimScore, Startup Using AI To Target Fraud In Class Action Claims, Raises $3.15M In Oversubscribed Round

LawSites

ClaimScore, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to help detect fraudulent claims in class action lawsuits, has closed a $3.15 million seed funding round led by ROC Venture Group, a private investment firm based in Naples, Fla.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Brazil Supreme Court orders X to block certain undisclosed popular accounts

JURIST

The Brazilian Supreme Court ordered X Corp. (formerly Twitter) to remove certain users from its platform, the social media company announced on Saturday. X’s Global Government Affairs account said that the company was “forced by court decisions to block certain popular accounts in Brazil,” adding that no reason was provided as to why or any details given regarding the posts that allegedly violate the law.

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Off The Bench: NCAA Rules, Trans Athlete Win, NBA Pro's Ban

Law 360

In this week's Off The Bench, the NCAA formally lifted restrictions on athletes transferring schools and how they can receive name, image and likeness money, West Virginia's transgender sports ban is dealt a blow by the Fourth Circuit, and betting costs an NBA player his career.

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False Patent Marking as False Advertising: Overcoming Dastar

Patently O

by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit is set to consider the use of terms like “patented,” “proprietary,” and “exclusive” in commercial advertising can be actionable under § 43(a)(1)(B) of the Lanham Act when their use is not entirely accurate. The key issue on appeal is whether the district court erred in granting summary judgment for Crocs on Double Diamond Distribution and U.S.A.

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Coach Is Suing Gap, Inc. For Trademark Infringement

Above The Law

The case centers on two Old Navy T-shirts with the word ‘coach’ printed on them. The post Coach Is Suing Gap, Inc. For Trademark Infringement appeared first on Above the Law.

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Dangers of Digital "Reporting": Legal Risks and Unreliable Transcripts

In the world of legal proceedings, the choice between a certified stenographer and digital "reporting" holds significant implications. Certified stenographers go through rigorous training and testing and stand as the gold standard for accuracy in capturing every word. Their expertise ensures a reliable record, a crucial foundation for legal cases.

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2 BigLaw firms in merger talks that could produce 1,600-lawyer firm with top 50 revenue

ABA Journal

The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation's 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Following Departure of its Founder, E-Discovery Company DISCO Names New CEO

LawSites

The e-discovery company CS Disco today announced that its board of directors has named Eric Friedrichsen as president and chief executive officer, filling the slot vacated when the company’s cofounder Kiwi Camara stepped down as CEO last September in the wake of allegations that he had groped a female employee. Since Camara’s departure, Scott Hill , who had been a member of DISCO’s board since 2021, had served as interim CEO while the board searched for a permanent successor.

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Somalia state of Puntland rejects constitutional amendments and withdraws from federal government

JURIST

Puntland refused to recognize the authority of the federal government of Somalia on Sunday, rejecting the latest constitutional reforms approved by the Somali Parliament. The Council of Ministers declared in a statement that Puntland withdrew its recognition and trust in the federal government of Somalia and called for a “mutually agreed constitutional process” and a public referendum in which Puntland participates to pass the new constitution.

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Quinn Emanuel Fights Sanctions Bid Over Musk Deposition

Law 360

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP protested a move by a man suing Elon Musk for defamation to sanction partner Alex Spiro for his conduct during a deposition of Musk, telling a Texas state court Spiro was simply speaking up to protect Musk's interests and that the plaintiff was taking part in "school-yard antics.

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Optimizing Contract Management and Enhancing Team Collaboration: Insights from a Legal Operations Perspective

Speaker: Adina Marta Newman

Learn about a world of effective contract management and seamless teamwork across departments in this upcoming webinar from Cobblestone Software. You'll discover practical strategies and tips that legal professionals can use to streamline contract processes and enhance collaboration, making significant impact across legal and corporate departments. Join us as we show how you can supercharge contract processes, improve team communication, and take your contributions to the next level.