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Getting Fired: Contract Never Officially Terminated, I Am Confused

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: NC Hello, this is my problem: I was hired to illustrate a children's picture book for a publishing company in NY. Five months into the project, I was told to start over with a new style that was completely different from the style I had been using to begin with. Basically I was told to take it down from detailed compositions to extremely minimal, flat 'baby' drawings. (Here I need to add that the first picture book I'd illustrat...
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor, Glassdoor


List of Veterans Day events

Check out these Veterans Day events happening across Kern County! Bakersfield Veterans Day Parade When: Monday, November 12 at 10 a.m.American Legion Post 26 and the Veterans Organizations of Kern County are hosting a Veterans Day Parade through the streets of Bakersfield. The theme for this year's parade is "Ninety-Nine Years of Honoring Our Veterans." The parade will include color guards, bands, and a motorcade. Kern Deputies Serve Vets When: Monday, November 12 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.Where...
Tags: Military, Tehachapi, Local News, Bakersfield, Kern County, Central Bakersfield, American Legion Post, American Legion Hall Post, Dan Williams, Kern County Bakersfield, Kern Law Enforcement Association KLEA, Beale Memorial, American Legion Hall Post 26 Banquet Hall, Cowboy Church Veteran Service, LaneThe Cowboy Church, Chester Avenue The Kern County Museum


At the Snowfall Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want.And think of buying what you want on Amazon by going in through the Althouse Portal. I'll recommend a book: "Invisible Ink: My Mother's Love Affair With A Famous Cartoonist" by Bill Griffith. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal, Bill Griffith


Knife crime: how teenagers cope with daily life on the front line

In the week of the 119th fatal stabbing in London, four young people tell how their lives were transformed by mentoring Taiwo Agboola, 23, Walworth Continue reading...
Tags: London, Communities, Society, UK News, Young People, Gangs, Knife crime, Taiwo Agboola, Walworth Continue


Can a Lanlord Charge Us for a New Stove for Cosmetic Wear and Tear

I leased a house in San Dimas for 1 year. Once we were moved out I hired professional cleaners to clean the house. The landlord did a walk through after and noticed there were scratches on the stove where the clock is and is stainless steel. This is a black on stainless steel stove gas stove. The landlord now wants to charge us to replace the part but prefers to buy a new stove. I don’t think it really needs to be replaced as there is no damage to the stove and is in great working condition. I...
Tags: Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, San Dimas


LinkedIn is becoming more like Facebook – and that’s good

LinkedIn is becoming much more like Facebook – and that’s a good thing for lawyers looking to build relationships and a reputation. Facebook has always been a place to share professional and personal items, stay abreast of news and information and to engage each other through likes and comments as well as messages through Facebook Messenger. The Facebook algorithms work overtime to put in front of you the posts and people you want to see. This results in networking on steroids both on Faceboo...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Boston, Linkedin, Facebook Messenger The Facebook, Niki Black of MyCase


Estate Planning Issues: Close Bank Accounts

My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: New York So my grandma passed away in December 2016. She left no will, but I am the sole heir to everything she left. She only left two bank accounts. I got the Letters of Administration in June/July 2017. I just received the estate tax closing letter in the mail today. I never put her money into a single estate account. My question is, at this point, would I be able to just go to the bank and give them the necessary documents (death...
Tags: New York, Law, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate


In the mail: Supreme Court Haiku

#SCOTUS #haiku Collins v. Virginia (5/29/18) No vehicle searchIn curtilage of a homeWithout a warrant https://t.co/jNJZjcOZ0F — Supreme Court Haiku (@SupremeHaiku) May 29, 2018 #SCOTUS #haiku Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis (5/21/18) NLRA won'tStop solo arbitrationIf parties agreedhttps://t.co/G6jq2VzVfv — Supreme Court Haiku (@SupremeHaiku) May 21, 2018 #SCOTUS #haiku Carpenter v. United States (6/22/2018) Cell-site records grabIs a Fourth Amendment SearchLikely need warranthttps://t....
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Uncategorized, United States, Humor, Collins, Lewis, Carpenter, NLRA, Epic Systems Corp, Supreme Court Haiku, jNJZjcOZ0F Supreme Court Haiku, G6jq2VzVfv Supreme Court Haiku, Jc92MkhjRX Supreme Court Haiku


Thousand Oaks mass shooting raises questions about veterans’ transitions back to civilian life

Most Marines spend months prepping for their combat roles, but just days getting ready to return to civilian life. For the majority, preparing to leave military service is a five-day process that includes a physical, a mental health screening and exposure to job opportunities and career assistance. “It’s strict, it’s large and voluminous – and it’s up to the participant to be involved,” retired Col. Willy Buhl said of the Transition Readiness Program. This 2017 photo from the California Depart...
Tags: News, Department Of Defense, Sport, Long, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, Veterans, Williams, Marine Corps, Marines, Va, Saddleback, Ventura County, Southern California, Veterans Administration


"We’re nearly two decades into the 21st century, so why is America still operating with a House of Representatives built for the start of the 20th?"

"The House’s current size — 435 representatives — was set in 1911, when there were fewer than one-third as many people living in the United States as there are now. At the time, each member of Congress represented an average of about 200,000 people. In 2018, that number is almost 750,000.... To understand the implications of a larger House, we enlisted software developer Kevin Baas and his Auto-Redistrict program to draw 593 new congressional districts for the entire country... Then we used hist...
Tags: Law, Congress, America, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Redistricting, Ann Althouse, Kevin Baas


Interesting petition

Havilland v. FX Networks LLC, Supreme Ct. Docket No. 18-453 Olivia de Havilland is a 102-year-old, two-time Academy Award winning best actress, who played Melanie Hamilton in the movie classic, “Gone with the Wind.” Of particular relevance here, she is also a woman who lives her life devoted to high moral and ethical standards. FX Networks, LLC and Pacific 2.1 Entertainment Group, Inc. appropriated the literal name and identity of Olivia de Havilland, without consent or compensation, to be the ...
Tags: Law, Pacific, Joan, Patent, Bette, Olivia de Havilland, Havilland, California Court of Appeal, Miss de Havilland, FX Networks LLC, Melanie Hamilton, Entertainment Group Inc


Civil Rights Issues: Transfer Title

My question involves civil rights in the State of: michigan. So i transferred my car to my ex back in June. Hes the father of my kids. 6 months later he has still not transferred it out if my name. He is currently driving it with no plated and also he is now using hard core drugs. Is it legal to go get a quick title and get car towed..honestly i was just going to junk the car to cash for junk cars. He had even pulled the radio out and pawned it for his drug use. I just dont need the car to hurt ...
Tags: Law, Civil Rights


Three States, Two Professions, Same Results

Another recent California disbarment reported in the California Bar Journal involves a Texas attorney who also practiced psychiatry From the recommendation of the State Bar Court Hearing Department Between February 1, 1981 and August 28, 2015, respondent was a board... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Texas, Law, California, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California Bar Journal


Victim Blamer Gets Disbarred: "Thank You For Making Me A Wife Beater "

Disbarment has been imposed in California as reported in the California Bar Journal. The sanction was proposed by the California State Bar Court Hearing Department for domestic assault based on these facts On January 15, 2017, Respondent physically attacked his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, California, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court Hearing Department


"Whomever has the gun, you see, gets to tell everyone else what to do — it’s the American way."

A line in Kurt Vonnegut's 1970 play "Happy Birthday, Wanda June," which is revived right now off Broadway and discussed in "Kurt Vonnegut’s Vietnam-Era Play Lands With a Gasp" (NYT).“There’s absurdism in the news right now,” [said the director Jeff Wise], “and it’s getting more and more absurd in a very despairing and awful way.”...“Even in the last few days,” [said the actor Jason O’Connell, who plays Harold, a "Trumpian guy"], “there are elements of the show that played funnier in April that f...
Tags: Law, Broadway, Theater, Vietnam, Pittsburgh, Kurt Vonnegut, Harold, Jason O'Connell, Jeff Wise, Ann Althouse, Pittsburgh massacre, Kate -RSB- MacCluggage


"What do you say to Michelle Obama who says she will never forgive you for your birther comments in the past?"

A reporter asks Trump. Video at the link. Trump's answer:Oh, Michelle Obama said that? I haven't seen it. I guess she wrote a book. She got paid a lot of money to write a book. And they always insist that you come up with controversial.Well, I'll give you a little controversy back: I'll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly. It was depleted. Everything was old and tired. And I came in, and I had to fix it. And I'm in the process of spending tr...
Tags: Law, Obama, Washington, United States, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Video, Ann Althouse, Michelle O, Obama and the military, Trump And The Military, Obama's citizenship


"The Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Warner Bros. and Netflix, alleging copyright violation of its goat-headed statue, which it says appears in the new 'Sabrina' series."

The NYT reports:The temple argues that the television show not only copied its conception of the deity — a muscled figure with two young children staring up at it — but also that it gives the statue and the Satanic Temple itself a bad rap. The Satanic Temple, based in Salem, Mass., defines its mission, in part, to “reject tyrannical authority” and to “encourage benevolence and empathy among all people.”...But in “Sabrina,” the lawsuit argues, the statue is an evil symbol representing the show’s ...
Tags: TV, Law, Copyright, Netflix, Satan, Jesus, Intellectual Property, Warner Bros, Lucien Greaves, Salem Mass, Sabrina, Lederman, Religion And Government, Ann Althouse, Bad Art, lawsuits I hope will fail


"O'Reilly: Where Pinhead Jim Acosta Went Wrong."

I just stumbled into that as I was poking around on YouTube. I'd entirely forgotten about Bill O'Reilly, and even now, reminded of him, I can't remember why he got kicked off Fox News. Just to show you how random my encounter was, the YouTube video I had on was something with 908 views, "semolina pilchard." I'd googled "semolina pilchard," because I'd seen the word "pilchard" in the context of looking up the word "mennard" in the OED. "Mennard" is an English variation on "minnow." Minnow was pro...
Tags: Law, Scotland, Fish, Language, Donald Trump, Lennon, Trump, Reilly, Bill O'Reilly, Jim Acosta, Ann Althouse, OED, Trump and the press, Trump Acosta, Pinhead Jim Acosta, Norman Pilcher


“Seinfeld Law”

A website devoted to legal issues raised by episodes of the comedy Seinfeld. Check it out! Tags: broadcasters, humo
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Humor, Broadcasters


Statue of Sikh soldier vandalised in Smethwick

Memorial to those from Indian subcontinent who fought in world wars blighted by graffitiA war memorial featuring a statue of a Sikh soldier has been vandalised less than a week after it was unveiled.Lions of the Great War in Smethwick, Birmingham, was commissioned to honour people from the Indian subcontinent who fought in the first and second world wars. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Military, Second world war, First World War, British Army, Birmingham, Smethwick, Smethwick Birmingham, Armistice centenary


2 visions of the aftermath of greyhound dog racing.

I'm reading "Thousands of Greyhounds May Need Homes as Florida Bans Racing" (NYT). I'm picturing:1. Greyhound buses with a greyhound dog in every window, headed north, where, they've heard, southern dogs go to be the "rescue dogs" of soft-hearted midwesterners.2. The cremains of thousands of euthanized greyhounds incorporated into the concrete of a monumental statue of a greyhound, erected on the site of a closed-down Florida racetrack. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Florida, Law, Dogs, Sculpture, Ann Althouse


Newly released footage of the Acosta accosting.

ADDED: This is an important cultural moment. There is now a comic meme about being physically violent to a woman. Notice how it's upping the violence that makes it funnier and funnier. It ends with a "Road Runner" type image where a bag of "intern feed" is handed to the woman and then a giant weight falls on her. Have we ever seen mainstream comedy like that before? We're laughing at a woman getting crushed to death. And am I the only one who sees the words "intern feed" and thinks of Bill Clint...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Bill Clinton, Jim Acosta, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics


Closings and Escrow: Seller is a Fugitive and Recovery of Deposit in Escrow

My question involves real estate located in the State of: New York I have previously posted on this site regarding a seller who left the country to evade warrants for his arrest. This is well documented with both state and federal law enforcement officials. He is not returned and we do not expect him to return. We went through our closing without the seller showing up and then waited the required period of time to essentially render the contract null and void. We has placed a deposit in esc...
Tags: New York, Law, Buying, Selling and Conveying Real Estate, NYS Bar Association, Iola, Recovery of Deposit


Why free speech is sacred—even when it’s dangerous

Suppression of free speech dooms democracy, says law professor Nadine Strossen. We should all be open to hearing dangerous and odious ideas rather than drive them underground. "[P]eople will often say to me, as somebody who is Jewish and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor who barely survived the Buchenwald Concentration Camp: How can I of all people defend the Nazis?" says Strossen. She also says, "And mark my words I would be equally distraught at having voices on the right silenced for a who...
Tags: Sponsored, Politics, Media, Law, Democracy, Government, Society, Language, Innovation, Speech, Buchenwald, Nadine Strossen, Strossen, Charles Koch Foundation


HOA Gate Arm Struck My Car

My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Fl
Tags: Law, Accidents and Injuries


Kickstarting a Da Vinci-inspired, programmable, mechanical drawing robot-arm

Robert Sabuda (previously) writes, "It has long been a dream of the Leonardo da Vinci Robot Society to bring one of the Renaissance Master’s creations back to life. 2019 is the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death and the Society has chosen to honor his memory and celebrate his life through one of his best known inventions - the Robot Knight. This robot is an early proto-computer android whose read-only programmable memory allowed it to perform many actions. And it was also rumored that the r...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Happy Mutants, Toys, Gift Guide, News, Makers, Crowdfunding, Society, Robots, Kickstarter, Da Vinci, Vinci, Robert Sabuda, Laser cutters, Pew Pew


Fraternal Order of Police now supporting FIRST STEP Act with some sentencing reform provisions

Roughly nine months ago, the President of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) wrote this three-page letter to the President of the United States expressing opposition to the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.  But yesterday, in what seems to me to be a important and encouraging development, the FOP released this one-page statement headed "FOP Partners with President Trump on Criminal Justice Reform." The new FOP release should be read in full, as it indicates support for adding modest senten...
Tags: Law, United States, House, Beltway, Trump, Fraternal Order of Police FOP, Douglas A Berman


"Farewell to the Felonry"

The title of this post is the interesting title of this interesting new paper authored by Alice Ristroph now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: Bastard.  Idiot.  Imbecile.  Pauper.  Felon.  These terms, medieval in origin, have served as formal legal designations and also the brands of substantial social stigma.  As legal designations, the terms marked persons for different sorts of membership in a political community.  The rights and privileges of these persons could be restricted or de...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Alice Ristroph


Latest Round of LSC TIG Grants Show How Tech Can Help Expand Access to Justice

If you want to know how technology can be used to increase access to justice, you need look no farther than the Legal Services Corporation’s Technology Initiative Grants program. Since 2000, when Congress first appropriated special funds for the TIG program, it has been the most significant and consistent source of funds aimed at innovation in the delivery of legal assistance to low-income individuals, having put more than $60 million into more than 700 technology projects. Recently, the LSC ann...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Florida, Microsoft, Law, Congress, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Siri, Wyoming, Maine, Hawaii


Title Insurance: Transfer Tax Increase Title Company Contacts 4 Months After I Sold House

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Pennsylvania. Greetings, I recently received the below email 4 months after selling my home from the title company. A post-closing audit of the above reference file revealed that the Transfer Tax the City of Philadelphia debited from our account was greater than what you were charged at closing. Transfer Tax in Philadelphia increased for all documents they received for recording after 4pm on Friday June, 29th. The total Philadelphia Tra...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, House, Philadelphia, Buying, Irs, Selling and Conveying Real Estate



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