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‘Home is The Most Dangerous Place For Women,’ Says New UN Report

You might think that home would be the safest place for a person. When it comes to women around the world, you'd be wrong.
Tags: Life, Society, World, Gallery, Social Issues, New UN


Conditional Plea Rejected While Criminal Charges Are Pending

A conditional guilty plea in a bar discipline matter has been rejected by the Nevada Supreme Court The State Bar filed a complaint alleging that Plunkett allowed a client who was incarcerated at the Clark County Detention Center (CCDC) to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Plunkett, Clark County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Nevada Supreme Court The State Bar


New York Denies Admission For Indifference To Unpaid Student Loans

An admission denial from the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department due to unpaid student loans Applicant, who is 42 years old, graduated from Marquette University School of Law in 2009 and was admitted to the practice... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Marquette University School of Law


Home Invaders Are Always Armed

News from Oklahoma: A Tulsa man shot and killed a man breaking into his house near 51st and South Lewis Tuesday morning. The same homeowner shot another burglar five years ago. Police said the intruder’s name is Donald Stovall. The homeowner is Charles Sweeney and he said he did what he felt he had to do to protect himself. Charles Sweeney said noises coming from his bathroom woke him up. The first thought that ran through his head was someone was breaking into his house. “I...
Tags: Guns, Military, Oklahoma, Firearms, Sweeney, Tulsa, Tulsa Police, Michael Watts, Donald Stovall, Charles Sweeney, Sweeney Sweeney, Sweeney Tulsa Police, Karen Tipler Sweeney


Yukon Woman And Her Ten Month Old Are Dead From Bear Attack

From several of you, news from Canada: A Yukon woman and her 10-month-old daughter are dead after a bear attack at a remote cabin, the territory’s coroner said. In a news release, Yukon’s coroner said the bodies of 37-year-old Valé​rie Thé​orêt, and her daughter Adele Roesholt were discovered by the child’s father at around 3 p.m. on Monday. According to coroner Heather Jones, the two had been alone at the cabin when the attack happened. “It appears they had been out for a walk when the incident...
Tags: Animals, Canada, Military, Quebec, Jones, Yukon, RCMP, Mayo, Whitehorse, Beaupre, Heather Jones, Adele Roesholt, Einarson Lake, Gjermund Roesholt, Whitehorse Elementary School, Northwest Territories Roesholt


Interstate Issues: Pa Judgment, Debtor and Spouse Move to Tx — Can I Go After the Spouse

My question involves court procedures for the states of: PA & TX I have an arbitration judgment from 2012 in PA for a sizable amount of money. Due to the debtor being judgment proof, the judgment hadn’t been revived and/or updated with added interest. The debtor was married at the time the judgment was issued. The debtor has since moved to TX (a community property State) and has purchased a house with his wife. My questions are: 1. Would it be wiser to have the interest tacked on now, while i...
Tags: Law, PA, Civil Procedure, State, TX


When will the cord be cut in legal publishing?

Law firms, law schools, public relations firms and even the courts use third party publishing solutions — and, by doing so, many hand over control of their content to third party publishers.  Most of the publishing solutions the creators of the content pay for and some creators give their content to the third party publisher in exchange for distribution.  Examples include: Legal scholarship published on third party solutions, many of those third party publishers then licensing the use...
Tags: Publishing, Law, Disney, Espn, Karl Bode, LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell


Biglaw Firms Can Be Nice (If They Wanna Be) — See Also

Catch Up With The Latest In Bonus News: Sheppard Mullin, Wilkie Farr, and Ropes & Gray announced bonuses. More Biglaw Firms Are Expanding Parental Leave Programs: Check out Fried Frank's new policy. Got A Cute Holiday Card? Send it to us. Morons Gonna Moron: Joint defense agreement my ass. It's Been A Banner Day For The Mueller Investigation: Catch up on everything you might have missed.
Tags: Law, See Also, Mullin Wilkie Farr


Speeding Tickets: Trial by Written Declaration - 22349(B)

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California. I was cited by a CHP officer under vc 22349(b), which forbids driving over 55 MPH on a two-lane, undivided highway. However, I was stopped on a 4-lane, divided highway by an officer using radar. He was parked in the median strip between the north-bound and south-bound lanes as I passed him. What is your advice for me, regarding a TBD?
Tags: Law, California, CHP, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


At the Thursday Night Café...

... you can talk all you want.And here's the Althouse Portal to Amazon, in case you need to buy something. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal


7 Creative Solutions For Legal Resourcing Needs

These days, there are a range of options in the marketplace for how a legal department can resource its various needs. Here are a few to consider.
Tags: Law, Evolve the Law


Hair On Fire, Heart Attacks, And … A Female Santa Claus?

Are we to assume that Santa is 'authentic' and, therefore, a woman cannot be Santa?
Tags: Bullying, Law, Discrimination, Santa, Labor / Employment, On The Job, Richard B. Cohen, Female Santa Claus


Boys Versus Girls, Trademark Edition

The Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts are having an IP kerfuffle over the word 'Scouts.'
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Boy Scouts Of America, Trademarks, Krista L. Cox, Scouts BSA, Girl Scouts of the United States


Top Insurance Tech Trends To Watch In 2019

How will the “whats” of insurance — underwriting, claims, and compliance — translate into new “hows” in 2019? Watch the video below for more information on what’s driving changes in insurance business strategy and the tech that enables it. Do you need more help? Forrester clients can set up an inquiry with us.
Tags: Ecommerce, Insurance, Forrester, Digital Disruption, Predictions 2019


Want To Leave Biglaw And Open Your Own Shop? Be Prepared To Accept A New Arrangement With Your Clients

For in-house counsel, having a hired Biglaw gun and hundreds of other attorneys on demand certainly has its perks.
Tags: Law, Advice, Biglaw, In-House Counsel, Small Law Firms, Stephen R. Williams


The Emily Latella Decision

In a highly unusual decision, a division of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals took back a disbarment it ordered in March and made it a one-year suspension. The case involved failure to pay medical providers. The court’s original... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Emily Latella


How to Ensure Your Calls to Action Are Answered

Millions of people purchase products every day because they were enticed to do so through a strong call to action – a Buy It Now, a Limited Time Offer, a Click Here, a Sign-Up Now – whatever the incentive, it moved them to a purchase decision. Calls to action work for several reasons, chief among them is that it’s human nature to follow instruction. A great call to action is one that creates a sense of urgency in a prospect’s mind, offers a solution to a problem or stimulates a desire.  A great ...
Tags: Usa, Law, Cta, New York Times, Usa Today


Husband From Hell Gets Disbarred

The Washington State Supreme Court disbarred an attorney for misconduct in his own divorce This attorney disciplinary action arises out of Russell James Jensen Jr.'s conduct during his own divorce proceedings. Jensen repeatedly violated court orders, engaged in frivolous litigation,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Jensen, Washington State Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Russell James Jensen Jr


Exoneration Required To Sue Defense Attorney

A decision issued today by the Mississippi Supreme Court Dalton Trigg and his father, Dr. Stephen Trigg, sued Dalton’s former criminal-defense attorney, Steven Farese Sr., alleging professional malpractice. The Lafayette County Circuit Court held that the claims were premature because... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Billable Hours, Dalton, Mississippi Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Lafayette County Circuit Court, Dalton Trigg, Stephen Trigg, Steven Farese


New York Denies Admission For Unpaid Student Loans

An admission denial from the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department due to unpaid student loans Applicant, who is 42 years old, graduated from Marquette University School of Law in 2009 and was admitted to the practice... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Marquette University School of Law




What Classes Should I Take?

Take what interests you while being conscious of how to best situate yourself for employment.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Law Students, Nicholas Alexiou, Law School Classes


Latest chapter of FIRST STEP Act massaging and messaging

Just about day now seems to bring a new development in the saga surrounding a possible Senate vote on some possible version of the FIRST STEP Act.  This new Politico article, headlined "Criminal justice reform bill still alive as McConnell deliberates," reports on the very latest of these developments, and here are excerpts: Chuck Grassley and other advocates of criminal justice reform are desperately trying to sway Mitch McConnell to stay longer in December to finish their bill. And McConnell ...
Tags: Law, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Senate GOP, Senate judiciary, McConnell, Dick Durbin D Ill, National Sheriffs Association


Microsoft’s $480M contract with U.S. military will equip soldiers with Hololens

Microsoft recently won a $480 million contract to equip American soldiers with up to 100,000 of its augmented reality Hololens headsets. Here's what we know so far about the new deal. The post Microsoft’s $480M contract with U.S. military will equip soldiers with Hololens appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Microsoft, Trends, Military, Virtual Reality, HoloLens, Emerging Tech


Speeding Tickets: Red Light Running Accusation Turns to Speeding Accusation?

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington within Clark County. In the officer's report of the incident (linked below with the complete discovery) he starts off by saying that he saw me run a red light, but did not write me up for such. Instead he ticketed me and claimed to have paced me going 100mph. There was zero chance I was going this fast. He then lowered the ticketed speed to 80. I have contested the ticket and am scheduled to go to court on Wednesday December 5th...
Tags: Law, Washington, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Clark County, Clark County Sherrif


New data show major change in felony filings after Oklahoma initiative defelonized various offenses

This new posting, titled "In its first year, SQ 780 reversed 10 years of growth in felony filings," reports on interesting new data out of Oklahoma concerning the impact of the passage of a criminal justice ballot initiative back in 2016. Here are details: New data shows that State Question 780 reduced felony filings by over 14,000 across Oklahoma’s District Courts in its first year in a major realignment of how the state deals with low-level offenses.  SQ 780, approved by voters by a wide marg...
Tags: Law, Oklahoma, District Attorney, Haskell, Douglas A Berman, District Courts, Oklahoma Policy Institute, PWID




Guest post from Prof. Yelderman: How Much Did the AIA Change Prior Art in the District Court?

Stephen Yelderman is a Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School. This week we’ll take a closer look at “activity” prior art—prior uses, sales, and “invention by another.” As I mentioned in my last post, a little more than half the time district courts find a claim anticipated, they rely on art in this category. Activity prior art is less common for obviousness invalidations, but still quite routine: just over a quarter of obviousness invalidations cite activity prior art. (For...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, AIA, Patent, District Court, Wells, Teva, IPR, Egbert, Pfaff, Lippmann, Helsinn, University of Notre Dame Law School, Helsinn Healthcare, Stephen Yelderman


Today We Settle All Mueller Family Business

Umm... Mueller seems to be dropping bodies today.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, Russia Probe, Umm Mueller



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