Wed.May 25, 2022

Hungary PM declares state of emergency, prompts concerns of authoritariansim from rights groups


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Órban Tuesday declared a wartime state of emergency , citing physical, energy and economic fears originating from the ongoing war in Ukraine. Órban declared a similar emergency during the Covid-19 pandemic and assumed special emergency powers set to expire next week.

“President Biden Names Eighteenth Round of Judicial Nominees”


“President Biden Names Eighteenth Round of Judicial Nominees”: The White House today issued this news release announcing nominees for the D.C. Sixth , and Seventh Circuits — including solo appellate practitioner Rachel S. Bloomekatz. And if today’s Seventh Circuit nominee is confirmed, that federal appellate court would be getting its first Circuit Judge Pryor, placing it only one behind the Eleventh Circuit in the current Pryor standings

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Amnesty International report reveals sharp execution increase in Iran and Saudi Arabia


Amnesty International Tuesday released its annual Report on Death Sentences and Executions which noted a sharp increase in executions in Iran and Saudi Arabia while describing global use of the death penalty between January and December 2021. .

“Dan Markel murder: Katherine Magbanua retrial (Day 6 – May 25).”


“Dan Markel murder: Katherine Magbanua retrial (Day 6 – May 25).” ” The Tallahassee Democrat is live-streaming today’s trial proceedings on YouTube via this link. And earlier, Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat had a report headlined “ Dan Markel murder: FBI wiretaps, what’s left unsaid take center stage on Day 5 | recap ”


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.

Drug manufacturers reach $161.5M settlement with West Virginia AG over opioid epidemic


West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Wednesday announced a $161.5 million settlement with drug manufacturers Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) and Allergan over their involvement in the state’s opioid epidemic.

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United Nations urges Taliban to reverse restrictions on women’s human rights


The United Nations Security Council urged the Taliban Tuesday to reverse its restrictions on the fundamental freedoms and human rights of Afghan women.

Biden Marks George Floyd Anniversary With Police Reform Mandates

The Crime Report

President Joe Biden was expected to sign an executive order on policing Wednesday, the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death, reports the Associated Press.

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Supreme Court Is About To Erase More Gun Laws — Now Would Be A Good Time To Leak That Draft Opinion

Above The Law

This opinion is clearly finished. Don't let the Court play games with it. The post Supreme Court Is About To Erase More Gun Laws — Now Would Be A Good Time To Leak That Draft Opinion appeared first on Above the Law. Courts Guns / Firearms Supreme Court

BigLaw partner’s hourly billing rate of nearly $2,500 draws objection from bankruptcy trustee

ABA Journal

A U.S. bankruptcy trustee is objecting to the hiring of a Hogan Lovells partner who would charge nearly $2,500 per hour to handle appeals in…


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.

Morning Docket: 05.25.22

Above The Law

* Yesterday's elementary school mass shooting has the president and others pushing for gun law reform. [ VOA News ]. * If the senseless deaths of children isn't enough to spur gun reform, maybe these tweets from Khloe Kardashian will. Yahoo! ].

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The Practice of People Law


Jim Calloway is the Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program. He informs us about the range of legal services delivered by what have been designated as “primary-care lawyers.” From Calloway's perspective, there is people law, and there is business/corporate law.

How to File for Conservatorship in Lassen County, CA

A People's Choice

Lassen County, CA, known for its natural splendor, is home to nearly 35,000 residents. Sometimes, as with people anywhere, those residents might grow older and need some help with everyday tasks.

Language matters when Googling controversial people


Ahmed Al-Rawi , Assistant Professor, News, Social Media, and Public Communication, Simon Fraser University - identifies and explains how features of search engine autocomplete functions enables users to find fast answers to their questions or queries.


Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

Damages Available Under a Wrongful Death Claim in Maryland


Technically, there is no limit for economic damages, but the judge may intervene if they are not reasonable. Lawsuits & Litigation wrongful death allegations wrongful death claim wrongful death damages wrongful death lawsuits wrongful death suit

The morning read for Wednesday, May 25


Share Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at

3 Types of Damages Available in Personal Injury Lawsuits


Any kind of accident will cause very specific financial losses such as those related to property damage, medical treatment, and lost wages.

How To Give Your Boss Feedback (And Keep Your Job)


Give your boss feedback and you may change your current work situation for the better. Provided that the feedback doesn’t get you canned, of course.


Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

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.

Lex Machina Releases 2022 Patent Litigation Report


Judge Albright continued to lead in patent filings with his highest number of patent cases yet in 2021 (23% of patent litigation overall). Lawsuits & Litigation Lex Machina 2022 Patent Litigation Report Lex Machina data patent litigation patent report patents

ABA Center for Innovation Launches Tool Cataloguing Key Metrics to Track Progress in the Justice System


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Personal Injury Lawsuit FAQ


In the event that you have sustained severe, life-altering injuries, we strongly encourage that you hire a lawyer.

Former Sex Workers Face Uphill Battle to Alternative Employment

The Crime Report

Former sex workers, many who turned to the industry to help make ends meet during the pandemic shutdowns, say they’re facing hostile work environments when returning to traditional jobs, reports Bloomberg News.

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.

Are You Affected by the Exactech Poly Implants Recall?


Exactech has offered to reimburse patients for certain out-of-pocket costs related to clinical follow-up and any revision surgery that may be necessary. Lawsuits & Litigation defective defective device defective medical device personal injury personal injury attorneys personal injury lawyers

Mega-Pot Industry Squeezes Out Small Illinois Businesses

The Crime Report

Roughly ten years after medical marijuana sales began in Illinois in 2014, and as the now-legal recreational market continues to expand, “social equity applicants,” business owners from communities or families hurt by the war on drugs, have been left in limbo as the rest of the marijuana industry takes off, reports the Chicago Tribune.

What is 221(g)?


First, don’t panic. Many applications that are issued 221(g) status are resolved and accepted. News & Politics consulates getting a visa immigration visa visa holders visa program

LAPD Orders Review of SWAT Use of Force

The Crime Report

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore has ordered an internal review of SWAT team operations over the last 10 years to determine whether “any potential problems or patterns” exist in how the unit uses force, reports the Los Angeles Times.


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.